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Morteratsch Glacier

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Address: Pontresina, Switzerland
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Walk up to the Galcier

On our last day my wife and I decided to walk up to the Glacier in the late afternoon. We were the only car left in the carp park and only met two other couples on the walk. Its a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin B
Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last day my wife and I decided to walk up to the Glacier in the late afternoon. We were the only car left in the carp park and only met two other couples on the walk. Its a beautiful location - very peaceful as there is absolutely no traffic and seeing it in the late afternoon / early... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved the hike, awesome view. its better to go in winter then summer. Good for day trip. very nearby to st mortiz

Thank Tanvi S
Cleveland, Oh
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946 reviews
419 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a very easy walk with beautiful view of the Morteratsch, the Bernina and other major peaks. It can be reached by train, the station after Pontresina, or by car, although parking is limited in season. Aside for the superb views, what is interesting is to see how much the glacier has receded in recent times. The locals has... More 

Thank marcopolo111
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The most beautiful walk. If you have doubts about global warming, the markers showing the receding glacier through the years, will change your mind.

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Sharon, MA
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

From just past the train station, we started out on the trail that heads up to the Boval Hut but then descended into the glacial foreland for a wonderful and easy hike to the area right below the glacier. Along the way, signposts provided helpful context on glacial melt and climate change and showed how far the glacier has receded... More 

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manila, philippines
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

From the main town street at Pontresina, ask for directions on how to get to the small train station called Seruvas. Morteratsche is just one stop away from there. Preferably check the time of the train before starting on your hike so you’ll know what time you have to get back. Upon getting off the train, use the toilets before... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Reached the glacier viewpoint after a tiring climb, but it was worth it. The flat route to view the glacier from the railway station would be much easier for the less energetic

Thank KimM750
Croydon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The walk to the glacier is easy and the scenery is stunning. Highly recommended. Easy to combine with a visit to the alp- Schaukaserei.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We actually took the train from Pontrecina which dropped us right at the trailhead towards the glacier. The area is surrounded by larger mountains, but the trail itself is well maintained with a slight gradual incline. One cannot help but notice the signs along the way giving the year in which the glacier was at a particular point. Not so... More 

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Thoiry, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Don't need to repeat the reviews giving the description of the trail and view as they are generally accurate. We like glaciers and are curious about their structure so we hiked up a hundred meters or so up the talus on the left side of the glacial terminus to get a better view. Got onto a large rock buttress that... More 


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