The fine pleasure of the high Alps in the Upper Engadin: Pontresina

The Engadine, the approximately 80 km long valley in the canton of Graub├╝nden, is known as a paradise for sportsmen and adventurers, a place of inspiration and tranquillity, a valley with true nature and full of cultural treasures. It is one of the highest inhabited valleys in Europe.

Roughly divided into two parts, the Engadin consists of the Upper Engadin and the Lower Engadin. The Upper Engadine impresses with several large, well-known ski resorts around St. Moritz (Corviglia, Corvatsch, Diavolezza) and breathtaking landscapes.

The mountain village of Pontresina, the start and finish of the Bernina Ultraks, lies at 1,805 metres in an Upper Engadine side valley. The world-famous Engadine mountain health resort is located at the foot of the Bernina massif and is thus surrounded by the two most famous peaks of the Engadine: Piz Pal├╝ and Piz Bernina. The latter, at 4,049 m, is the highest peak in the Eastern Alps. In Pontresina you will find predestined tranquility as well as action and variety: thanks to its individual charm and unique nature, Pontresina presents itself as a destination like no other. The historic mountaineering village is already inspiring on arrival: the charm of traditional Engadine houses and the elegance of large hotels of the “Belle Epoque” transport visitors back to another time.

In Pontresina, the eternal ice is literally at your hotel door. No wonder – with 173 glaciers, the Engadin is a landscape “on the rocks”! The glaciers surround the highest peaks of the Eastern Alps with the undisputed number one: the Morteratsch Glacier. It is seven kilometres long and thus the longest glacier in the Engadine.

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