Tarasp-Vulpera is an idyllic mountain town, located at 1250-1470 metres above sea level right in the center of the world-famous Lower Engadin Valley, Switzerland. Tarasp Castle, built in 1040, is the central landmark of Lower Engadine. It offers a spectacular view of the valley and should not be missed. Visit the pump room of Tarasp where you can enjoy mineral water right from the source. The sources of over 20 mineral springs are located in the vicinity of Tarasp-Vulpera and Scuol. Some of these have been tapped and are used for mineral water cures, carbonic acid salt baths and other health baths.
In the early 19th century, the palace was bought by the Dresden industrialist Dr. Lingner for 20,000 francs, and renovated from the ground up. Planking and furnishings for the castle were purchased from Buendner patrician homes and nearby noble courts. Lingner had a large concert organ built in the old armoury- Tarasp was to become a melodious palace. The castle’s organ is a masterpiece from the Dresden-based organ manufacturer Jehmlich and, thanks to an endowment in 1991, was completely refurbished. With more than 3,000 flue pipes, the castle’s organ can be heard today at the annual concerts held in the ballroom.
(Sources: Engadin scuol and Isprs)
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pablominto (53744) 2006-10-02 8:53
Good point of view on the castle!
Wis to include some of this fine architecture in the town, giving a very pleasant composition and a good context...
Super details, and the colours are vivid... A very pleasant image to look at!
Scharan (14144) 2006-10-02 19:35
Uma foto linda e de ótima qualidade George.
Composição e cores belas. Amei essa casa com flores em todas as janelas, um charme.
Parabéns, grande abraço,
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-10-02 23:25
Very beautiful shot with excellent composition. Great architecture. Good choice of keeping the castle in the background and beautiful houses in foreground. Good light management and colours.
Thanks for sharing
My best wishes
TheMystic (912) 2006-10-03 2:40
Imposing view on a clear day. I miss the old architecture and medival feel of these european towns. Nice, clear and detailed work with your lens.
carper (96) 2006-10-03 3:34
a nice shot George,
good point of view, the lines are nice and I think uyou did a good job here, well done.
berek (42216) 2006-10-03 6:12
I love this castle. location is very interesting. nice architecture with blue sky and green place. have a nice day.
MOV -> :-)))
c_rapp (254) 2006-10-03 13:02
Another beautiful shot! I like the POV with the castle and the homes very nice. Looks like a gorgeous day as well. Thanks for sharing.
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-10-03 17:43
Intersting point of view on this Swiss village, with an excellent sight on the medieval castle. Good sharpness, good colors (but perhaps a bit poscard like). I like the row of trees leading to the castle.
All the best,
zeca (19762) 2006-10-04 1:28
Nice capture! I like the POV and you did a nice framing including so many interesting details!
setenay (7688) 2006-10-11 10:23
perfect composition and magnificent shot.I love this picturesque image.Switzerland is my favourite contry.TFS.
paura (47166) 2007-02-10 17:48
Very beautiful photo to show thgis amazing place. Excellent composition, friend.
Very well done.
abulafia (4900) 2007-02-19 14:38
I just saw another shot of this castle, but from a different angle. what a coincident, i have never seen this one before.
Nice colorful shot.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-24 3:53
Beautiful view of the castle on the hill. I like the colors and architecture of the buildings at the foot of the hill. Well lit image with superb colors and sharpness.
Merry Christmas to you and family.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-14
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Magnificent architectural memories from Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-02 8:19
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