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Morteratsch Glacier

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Address: Pontresina, Switzerland
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Beautiful, peaceful walk

We walked out early one morning in May and had the whole place to ourselves. It was lovely to hear the cuckoo birds calling and the sounds of the melting snow filling the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We walked out early one morning in May and had the whole place to ourselves. It was lovely to hear the cuckoo birds calling and the sounds of the melting snow filling the streams. Most enjoyable morning excursion.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The walk to the Glacier is really nice. It is short and without too much elevation, so it is really good for children and old people. The view at the end of the walk (ca. 3 Km) is stunning. The glacier is beautiful. Along the way you see how much the glacier has receded in the past century. Really instructive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We took a horse-drawn carriage ride from Pontresina to the glacier. It took about 1 1/2 hours. It would definitely be an easy walk, as the elevation increases gradually. Whether you go by carriage or on foot, the scenery is beautiful. There is a restaurant near the base of the glacier that serves food, drinks and dessert. It is possible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

It takes approx. 40 min. by walking on a hiking trail from the station. There is no shop or toilet on the way. You should drop by a hotel in front of the station first. There is a cafe and toilet. Walking for a few minutes to the opposite direction of the glacier from the station, there is a small... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

An excellent excursion from Pontresina by train to Muratsch station. The path was well sign-posted and a very easy 50 minute walk. The quietness and majesty of this snowy landscape was breathtaking as was the cold wind -3c. We had lunch at the restaurant - also excellent. A really lovely morning out - a little exercise and an experience to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We took the cross-country ski track out here with our guide - it's breathtaking. When you get to the viewpoint you can leave your skis and walk up to the end of the glacier, as well as see an ice cave and the impressive ice 'walls' of the end of the glacier. However, there are posts marking the end of... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This excursion is always worthwhile, in Summer, fall or Winter. It is amazing to see how the glacier has moved in the last century.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Easily accessible with train, 10 min ride from Pontresina. The walk is about 1hr to the glacier, flat easy walking. I especially like the poles posted along the trail, telling you how far did the glacier retreats in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have hiked on glaciers, been at the mouths of glaciers where we leave in the state of Washington, USA. But, never have we see the history of the recession of a glacier so well marked. Impactful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The walk to this glacier is simply beautiful and certainly one of my favourite things to do in the area. It is sad to see the signposts indicating the erosion of the glacier over time, but in my opinion the glacier is still a majestic sight, and the mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to the journey. We have only visited... More 

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Address: Address: Pontresina, Switzerland
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Graubunden  >  Engadin St. Moritz  >  Pontresina

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