Glacier nature trail Morteratsch

Pontresina

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina Eiskletter-Schlucht

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina Eiskletter-Schlucht

Diavolezza I

Diavolezza I

Hotel Walther

Hotel Walther

Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina Hotel Saratz

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina Hotel Saratz

Pontresina Hotel Walther

Pontresina Hotel Walther

Camping Plauns Pontresina

Camping Plauns Pontresina

Alp Languard

Alp Languard

Pontresina I, Hotel Walther

Pontresina I, Hotel Walther

Diavolezza III

Diavolezza III

Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina, Graubünden, Schweiz

Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina, Graubünden, Schweiz

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Engadin St. Moritz - Pontresina - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Diavolezza II

Diavolezza II

Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina

The walk from the Morteratsch train station to the end of the Morteratsch Glacier is a brief one, yet it covers thousands of years of the earth’s history.

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Description

Immense white tongues seem to push forth from the ice and snow-covered Piz Palü and Piz Bernina towards Pontresina. These are the Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers. At the Isla Persa, the two glacier arms unite to form a glacier tongue which ends after barely two kilometres. Only 120 years ago, the Morteratsch Glacier extended nearly 2 km further into the valley. An educational trail informs hikers about the retreat of the glacier and the mysterious life that exists in the pre-glacier ridge.

The glacier nature trail starts at the Hotel Restaurant Morteratsch and takes you to Morteratsch Glacier. The path is dotted with stopping points - 15 in all - along the glacier foreland.

The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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