By Steve Ember

Pasture, Avers-juf

State/Province/Region
OT
Country
CH
Nearest Area
Avers-Juf region of Canton Graubünden
Town
Juf
Brief Directions

The villages in the region are served by Postal Bus (PostAuto) during all seasons.

Description

At an altitude of 6,975 feet, Juf is the highest village with permanent residents in Switzerland and in Europe. It was settled in the late 13th century by Walser immigrants. The Avers-Juf region lies well above the tree line and the topography is unlike many Alpine regions, combining rich pasture land with rather austere brownish rock rising above. But when the sun is right, the contrast between rock and verdant meadow can be striking.

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Date Added
November 25, 2013
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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