Scuol is located in the heart of the Romansh-speaking region. If you think you can survive by speaking German or French (or English!) in places like St Moritz, Davos or Klosters, things can be a little tricky in Scuol. The rail line in Lower Engadin (Engiadina Bassa in Romansh, Unterengadin in German) terminates here at Scuol. Venturing further towards the Austrian border will require either a car or Die Post bus. While the German-speaking Tyrol region along the Inns River in Austria is just a distance away, it can well be in a different continent due to the contrasting cultures, language and demography.
Scuol has the same mountainous quality that left me awe-struck, the sensation that I last felt in Lugano, Grindelwald and Montreux. The train journey through the rolling green meadows and jaggy mountain peaks at Susch, Guarda, Ardez, Ftan and Tarasp is nothing short of awe-inspiring. The key attraction, of course, is at Scuol itself. The town is surrounded by a number of lofty peaks that even during the peak of summer season still have some snow covers on top.
While it is worth mentioning that Scuol is a premier destination for health and spa lovers especially with the opening of the new Bogn Engiadina complex (Roman bath house), it is the alpine views that captivated me the most. The complex offers a great range of relaxing outdoor pools with view of the mountains, along with thermal spa treatments, saunas and Finnish baths.