Located in the eastern part of Switzerland, near the border with Italy, the Val Müstair natural region was declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1979. The reserve area comprises 17030 hectares with forests, alpine meadows, and scree in different areas between 1400 and 3173 meters above sea level. However, the reserve has several attractions not only natural but also historical, such as the Benedictine monastery of St.Johann (also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983); cultural, such as the Romanche language and tourist infrastructure for sports lovers.
An example of sustainable tourism development
The management authorities of the national park work together with the community of Val Müstair to generate tourism projects that allow the sustainable development of the region. Some of the aspects to consider in this regard are:
Support for organic production (currently 80% of local farms are organic).
Production of high-quality crafts.
Maintenance of healthy forest resources and suitable habitats for wild animals.
Conservation of biological and agricultural diversity.
Guarantee good environmental conditions and jobs for future generations.
Dare to visit this reserve full of life and unique changing landscapes according to each season and discover the magic of its people, history, gastronomy, sports routes, and much more.
Find more information about Val Müstair at https://www.biosfera.ch