The villages of Lavin, Guarda and Ardez are located in the Lower Engadine in the canton of Graubünden, in the very east of Switzerland. The Romansh-speaking Lower Engadine, Romansh Engiadina Bassa, is crossed by the Inn River and borders Austria and Italy. Impressive mountain giants such as the Piz Linard, the Verstanclahorn and the Piz Buin separate the Engadin from the Paznauntal in the north. On the southern side of the valley from Lavin and Guarda, the Macun lake district rises to 2,600 m as part of the Swiss National Park. Large areas of the mountain landscape around the three villages are landscapes and natural monuments of national importance.

Basic information about the Bergsteigerdorf

Town centres:
Lavin 1412 m.a.s.l. Guarda 1653 m.a.s.l., Ardez 1467 m.a.s.l.
Highest point: Piz Linard 3410 m.a.s.l
Inhabitants: Lavin 214, Guarda 195, Ardez 399


  • Lavin fraction Zernez municipality
  • Guarda & Ardez fraction Municipality of Scuol

Mountain group

  • Silvretta

Important summits

  • Piz Linard (3’411 m)
  • Piz Buin (3’312 m)
  • Verstanclahorn (3’297 m)
  • Silvrettahorn (3’243 m)
  • Piz Sagliains (3’201 m)
  • Plattenhörner (3’200 m)
  • Piz Nuna (3’124 m)
  • Piz Macun (2’888 m)

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