Top Attractions in Pontresina
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- Get up there early before the tourists have finished breakfast. Stay two nights or more in a local hotel say in Pontresina and the Engadine card gives you free access.Written August 4, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A fantastic walk, a fantastic sight and very informative walk. Highly recommend it for all ages. My five year old daughter enjoyed getting her booklet stamped and learning the path of the retreating glacier.Written August 29, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We hiked from Pontresina till the end of the valley at the lake Lej de Vadret. The place is wonderful with incredible views on glaciers and the mountains of the Bernina massif. The hike is easy and can be done by children, it does go up by much, but it is long (6+ hours), so make sure you have appropriate levels of fitness.Written August 8, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Yes- that's what it is and one can see it from afar from many locations (that's what i did). So enjoy!Written November 10, 2019
- Sometimes the best things are found when your not looking for them, this is one. Being from Australia this experience was new to us. The whole thing blow us awayWritten August 1, 2019
- Hiking up from Muottas Muragl to the Chamanna Segantini is absolutely breathtaking! The climb up is somewhat steep, but not impossible, and the view over the entire Engadin, the Rosegg glacier and the Bernina range are stunning. Down on the other side over the Steinbockweg to the Alp Languard, where a chairlift takes one down to Pontresina.Written September 2, 2018
- Absolutely worth the visit here! You get real insight into the people and industrieds surrounding Pontresina over the last few centuries. Cool mountain climbing artifacts, pictures, and films document this. The museum is a very old building showing how life was a few hundred years ago. Interesting as well for all aged-children.Written August 11, 2020
- As you hike towards Lej Languared you get a much better perspective about the various mountain peaks of the Bernina Massif. The views are magnificent. The territory is virgin and pristine. Fortunately, I signed up for an organized tour through the tourist information office at Pontresina. Check it out. If they have a hike to Lej Languard and Fourcla Pischa, do it. Bring food and warm clothing (though it was plenty warm too) and have a great time. The trails are not difficult, but be prepared to hike to a fro for almost 5 hours.Written September 7, 2015
- The Church of St. Maria is one of the most precious sacred buildings of Grisons. The burial church was built in the 11th century and features exposed paintings and frescoes from the 13th and 15th century. Photography is not permitted.Written July 31, 2019
- This is a must-do when in the Engadin. Every month the Diavolezza mountain opens for skiing in the light of the full moon. Truly magical do ride down the slopes that is light by the moon light. Recommend dinner (reservation a must) before hitting the slopes at around 9:30 pm. CHF 20 buy you one (circa 15 minute) run; CHF 32 as many runs as you want. Highly recommended!Written March 12, 2015
- Not very obvious where to start but after some research I navigated to "Pontresina (Alb Languard) (St. Moritz)" in Google Maps. When you arrive, the trail starting point is obvious with some landmark signs. If you fancy a longer hike, consider the Morteratsch Glacier Trail (SwitzerlandMobility route 314), which unfortunately was partially closed off - maintenance works along the way - during my visit (low season). I did not encounter any Ibex but the path was nice to walk, with great views of Pontresina from above.Written April 26, 2022
- The spa in the Bellavita is really very nice. You‘ll sit in the sauna and have all the mountains right in front of you. A visit is always worthwhile and it can be a lot of fun 😉!
Try it when you visit the area.Written May 29, 2019
- My wife and I recently were in St Moritz and our group was able to take a horse carriage ride up to see the Roseig Glacier. We all loaded into the carriages with thick blankets to keep us warm on the ride to the Glacier alongside the mountain stream.
We were blessed with a partly sunny to sunny day which highlighted the beauty of the area. Such a great place visit. Once we got to the Glacier, we had some coffee (with or without the rum).
After we reached the Glacier, we ended up walking back most of the way while the horse carriages were turned around. Although we were told that they would only be 5-10 minutes behind us, it turned out to be much longer; it’s not as though the horses “broke down”. Some folks even made the entire return trip on foot before the horses arrived; sadly, not exactly what we thought we’d be doing on a very cold day.
Regardless, the scenery we were able to experience - snow covered mountains, a glacier, mountain stream - was breathtaking. The carriage drivers were hospitable and friendly as well. If you have not taken a horse driven carriage through the snow-covered mountains in this part of the world, consider adding them to your list of things to do when you’re in the St. Moritz area.Written May 23, 2019
- This mountaineering school is offering a good set of guides. They brought me safe on the Piz Palü and back. Well organised trip with a great experience for me given me a lot of good memoriesWritten September 5, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Pontresina
- The best day trips from Pontresina according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Bernina Express tour, Swiss alps & St Moritz. With 6 pick up points
- Bernina Train and St Moritz 1 day private tour with pick up
- Bernina train and Swiss Alps. Departure from Desenzano