High above the Inn, far away from the
road in the valley and the railway line, Guarda is in an exposed
terraced area and beaming with the sun.
Engadin village fascinates and captivates the visitors like an open
treasure chest: Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet were inspired in 1945 by
the 200-soul village and created here the story of Schellenursli.
With a keen sense of authenticity and passionate craftsmanship, residents can experience the fascination for all the senses. Guarda is a multiple venue, stylish open-air stage and placed in the best terrace location for the Music Festival Grisons Baroque. All concerts take place in centuries-old traditional Engadin houses and the church.
The village of Guarda goes back in its
present substance to the period of reconstruction after the Austrian
storm of 1622. 1) According to Not Caviezel in the "Swiss Art Guide"
published by the Society for Swiss Art History
1939 to 1945, about 30 old houses were restored by the Bündner
Heimatschutz. The local architect Iachen Ulrich Könz had created 1937 to
1938 the renovation concept including budget. 2) Wikipedia
1975, Guarda received the prestigious Wakker Prize for the intact
villagescape. Already for decades it has taken city fliers with
grandiose and creative ideas right here - from fascination for the model
village of Romanesque culture and tradition.