Ideas in Pontresina, Switzerland


‘Sweet-smelling pine and larch forests surround the Engadine resort and spa town of Pontresina (1820 m) in the highest side valley of the Upper Engadine. The long drawn-out village is a popular centre for sports and culture. Pontresina enjoys a sunny, sheltered location at the entrance to the Val Bernina (Berninatal) on a south-west facing terrace just 7 km from St. Moritz. The charm of this medium-sized resort lies in the architectural blend of fine old Engadine houses with their typical “sgraffito” (decorated walls) from the 17/18th centuries and the elegant hotels in Belle Epoque style. The mountain pass and, since the early 20th century, the Bernina railway line lead over the 2330 m high Bernina Pass towards Italy. At sightseeing speed, the Bernina Express passes the massive Morteratsch Glacier. From the Ospizio Bernina station there is a lovely view over the mountain lakes of Lago Nero and Lago Bianco. From the Alp Grüm stop, you can see a wide view as far as the Puschlav valley in southern Grisons.’


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Things to do, Places to Stay, Places to Eat

  • Mouttas Mouragal
  • Morterasch Glacier

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