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Morteratsch Glacier Trail

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  • glacier trail Morteratsch
    / glacier trail Morteratsch
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / Gletscherträne Morteratsch
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  • / with "Sabi's big dream" booklet on the glacier trail
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / Glacier Trail Morteratsch
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  • / Sabi the glacier spirit
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
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Step by step along the track of the third longest glacier of the Eastern Alps.
easy
2.9 km
0:50 h
130 m
0 m
16 posts inform visitors about the receding glacier and the mystical lifeforms in its wake. Just 50 minutes on foot from the railway station of Morteratsch, one catches sight of the day's objective: the milky glacial lake as well as the glacier's giant ice-tongue.

The LiteraTOUR function provides a literary accompaniment for your hike along the Morteratsch glacier trail. The gripping audio texts are all available via the Bernina Glaciers app. You can also access them by scanning the QR code at the 16 information points along the glacier trail.

The «Sabi's big dream» children's book takes kids aged between 5 and 12 on a fantastic adventure. The books are designed to immerse children in the fascinating glacier world while they have fun following the story. Children are given a booklet containing a story and a series of puzzles to solve. The puzzles can be solved at various stages along the hiking route leading to the Morteratsch Glacier. There are several information points along the trail where children can collect a series of stamps in their booklets. At the end of the tour, when all of the stamps have been collected, children can take the completed booklet to Pontresina Tourist Information, where they will receive a prize. The booklets are available at Pontresina Tourist Information, at most hotels in Pontresina, at Camping Morteratsch and at the Pontresina Alpine show dairy.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

The way back is either on the same way or with a detour via Chünetta.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: July 09, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2026 m
Lowest point
1897 m
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Start

Pontresina, Restaurant Morteratsch (1896 m)
Coordinates:
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46.450770, 9.940984
DMS
46°27'02.8"N 9°56'27.5"E
UTM
32T 572268 5144563
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Destination

Morteratsch glacier

Turn-by-turn directions

Restaurant Morteratsch - Morteratsch Glacier

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Parking

big car park near the Hotel Morteratsch

Coordinates

DD
46.450770, 9.940984
DMS
46°27'02.8"N 9°56'27.5"E
UTM
32T 572268 5144563
w3w 
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
0:50h
Ascent
130 m
Descent
0 m
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