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Morteratsch Glacier

Pontresina, Switzerland
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Humbling

The most beautiful walk. If you have doubts about global warming, the markers showing the receding... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2015
WGarbo
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Seattle, Washington
Fabulous Views, Easy Hike, Educational Signposts

From just past the train station, we started out on the trail that heads up to the Boval Hut but... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2015
DGandSAG
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Sharon, MA
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“easy walk” (7 reviews)
“train station” (8 reviews)
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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.

2  Thank WGarbo
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...More

1  Thank DGandSAG
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...More

3  Thank cyeson
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
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.

Thank Emma R
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...More

Thank lovetohike1111
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...More

Thank AKHCERN
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Super interesting to see how in little over a century (which is really a very short time) the glacier became so much shorter...

Thank wvdm2016
Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were treated to a tour by a glaciologist and being made aware of how dramatic the climate change is affecting our planet.

Thank Carole B
Reviewed July 25, 2015

We trained from Pontresina to Morteratsch station and then walked on a very easy path up to glacier. We took our time (approx 50 mins one way) with photo stops and to read excellent information boards as we went. Scenery and peaceful environment was inspiring....More

3  Thank ChristchurchStewarts
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Yin74
February 26, 2017|
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Response from Inasue | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!!! A must see!! We are going back
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Ban M
July 24, 2016|
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Response from Ron G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk to the glacier from Pontresina. Either from the Pontresina RR Station or better, Pontresina Post bus stop. I would guess the nice walking path is about 2 km. There is a trunk line station if you want to do... More
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Julie D
May 4, 2016|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what the weather will be like in June - I can only think it will be warm or hot and very lovely. You will be fine with sturdy walking shoes - the paths are very good - its only if you decide to go off the path... More
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