"Chesa Cumünela" - parish hall in Pontresina"Chesa Cumünela" - parish hall in Pontresina


Ideology of the municipality

Pontresina is a world-famous mountain health resort surrounded by mountains between 3000 and 4000 m high in the Bernina range. The municipality promotes a natural environment for humans, fauna and flora and endeavours to sustain it using an active environmental policy. Pontresina’s intact natural environment is its greatest asset. Therefore, the town is engaged on many different levels to preserve and protect this natural advantage.


Tradition and local customs are cherished in Pontresina. However, the people of Pontresina are also open to new developments in all areas of society. The Pontresina brand is constantly being enhanced on the basis of contemporary tourism strategies and active communication in all sectors.

The Municipality Pontresina strives to achieve sustainable growth of population, business, and tourism. The overall appearance of the town with its large hotel buildings dating from the golden era of the hotel industry gives a characteristic silhouette to this beautiful mountain village. It also reminds locals and visitors of previous generations of Pontresina residents who managed the town in a sustainable and forward-looking way.

Pontresina’s charm and its unique natural environment and diverse infrastructure make it an attractive and modern place to live or visit in the Upper Engadin.

Local government

The local government of Pontresina provides the following services for the general public and tourism:

  • Chancellery
  • Registry office
  • Registration authority for local residents and foreigners
  • Employment services
  • Local branch of AHV social security office
  • Civil protection
  • MMilitary
  • Public safety

Further information, including information on financial, taxation, business, and social matters, can be found on the Pontresina website.

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Opening hours

Einwohnerkontrolle, Kasse and Steueramt (Parterre)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

09.00 - 11.30 / 14.00 - 16.00


09.00 - 11.30 / afternoon closed


Gemeindekanzlei (1. OG)
Monday - Friday

09.00 - 11.30 / 14.00 - 16.00

Gemeindeverwaltung Pontresina
Via da Mulin 7
Postfach 79 
CH-7504 Pontresina
Tel. +41 81 838 81 81
Fax +41 81 838 81 91
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