from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A valley of the Inn River in eastern Switzerland, divided into the Upper Engadine in the southwest and the Lower Engadine in the northeast. It is a noted resort area.


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  • Round this gigantic ball the road wound in spiral curves like the bore of a rifle till it got to the top, and then there was no descent on the other side, for the valley of the Upper Engadine is a mere strip of meadowland, with a chain of charming lakes, formed by the course of the Inn, running through the middle of it, and the mountain tops hemming it in on both sides, and its lowest level is five thousand feet above the sea.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • This region, known as Engadine, the largest winter sports region in the country, has

    The St. Petersburg Times

  • The Engadine is also renowned for its good weather.

    Switzerland's Rugged Alpine Gem

  • "The Engadine is certainly one of the sunnier parts of Switzerland because the valley is practically protected by its neighboring peaks," said Stephan Bader, a spokesman for Meteo Suisse, Switzerland's national weather service.

    Switzerland's Rugged Alpine Gem

  • The Engadine valley, in the southeastern part of the country, starts with the Inn river at the Maloja Pass close to Italy at the top of Upper Engadine and winds its way down toward the northeast for 100 kilometers until it enters Austria.

    Switzerland's Rugged Alpine Gem

  • Today, all of the Engadine is primarily bilingual Romansch and German; and all road signs are in German and Romansch.

    Switzerland's Rugged Alpine Gem

  • Despite the original rustic feel to the Lower Engadine, the area boasts a number of attractive hotels and interesting restaurants.

    Switzerland's Rugged Alpine Gem

  • The Engadine Valley floor was a windswept patchwork of silver-green fields.

    The Black Madonna

  • Ftan is but one of many charming villages in the Lower Engadine, which includes Vna, Sent and Guarda.

    Switzerland's Rugged Alpine Gem

  • For its Self-Guided Winter Engadine Holiday, Ryder-Walker books lodgings, transfers luggage, and provides hikers with detailed maps of their routes.

    Wintertime Rambles


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