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Morteratsch Glacier

Morteratsch Glacier, 7504 Pontresina, Switzerland

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About Morteratsch Glacier

The Morteratsch Glacier is by surface area the largest glacier in the Bernina Range of the Grisons Alps, which was Nestled in a majestic mountain world. Like huge tongues, the Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers push themselves from the snow-covered peaks of Piz Palu and Piz Bernina towards Pontresina.


Attractions near Morteratsch Glacier

Diavolezza3.19km from Morteratsch Glacier

Diavolezza is famous for its beautiful views of the eternal ice and the highest peaks of the Eastern Alps. The Diavolezza is a mountain viewpoint above the Val Bernina in Graubünden. It has an altitude of 2,973 metres and is located between Munt Pers and Piz Trovat. At the top station, there is a restaurant with a panoramic terrace, as well as a hotel offering both hotel-class and bunk-style accommodations.

Piz Palü3.49km from Morteratsch Glacier

Piz Palü is an 11.7 kilometer out and back trail located near Pontresina, Grisons, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking. This beautiful mountain is a treasure of this area and which attracts a lot of people to this area.

Piz Roseg4.55km from Morteratsch Glacier

The Piz Roseg is a summit of the Alps, at an altitude of 3,936  m, in the Bernina range, located in Switzerland in the canton of Grisons. The border with Italy passes not far to the south, on the summit of Roseg Pitschen. It was one of the picturesque locations in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Roseg Valley6.02km from Morteratsch Glacier

The Roseg Valley is located in SE Switzerland in the canton of Graubünden. It is ~11 km long, with an SSW–NNE axis. The elevation of the valley floor ranges from 1800 m in the north to ~2250 m at the southern end of the lake. Most of the peaks on either side of the valley are in excess of 3000 m, with the highest being Piz Bernina. The latter gives its name to the Bernina Range; the Roseg Valley sites on the northern edge of this.

Lago Bianco7.15km from Morteratsch Glacier

The lake is fed by glacial meltwater, also known as glacial milk, which contains silt. This gives the lake its milky white colour. Lago Bianco is a reservoir and a water divide. The water flows into the Black Sea to the east and into the Adriatic to the south. It was one of the natural beauty which was located in the heart of Grisons.

Bernina Pass7.69km from Morteratsch Glacier

A beautiful high mountain pass which was located in the heart of Grisons. It connects the famous resort town of St. Moritz in the Engadin valley with the Italian-speaking Val Poschiavo, which ends in the Italian town of Tirano in Valtellina. The pass lies a few kilometers east of Piz Bernina, and south of Val Minor. The pass was an important trade route over the Alps during the Middle Ages. The views from here are truly astonishing and it will be a nice experience riding through this pass.

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The canton of Grisons is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. The canton features beautiful mountain views, Biosphere Reserves, and Nature Park.