Village tour and guided tours
Free offers for visitors
Village tour and guided tours
Free offers for visitors
Village tour and guided tours
Free offers for visitors

Free tours and exhibitions in Pontresina

We are pleased to be able to offer many free tours and experiences for our guests.

Marmot and Ibex Excursion

The Albris region above Pontresina is known for its variety of Alpine animals and plants. Particularly impressive are the marmots, chamois and the largest colony of ibex in Switzerland. An expert guide will accompany you on this summer season excursion to Val Languard.

  • Availability: 12 June to 9 October 2020, every Friday
  • Guide: Christine Salis, BWL certified hiking guide and Marco Salis, mountain guide and hunter
  • Meeting point: 9 am at the valley station of the Alp Languard chairlift, return approx. 16pm
  • Duration: All day tour, walking time approx. 4.5 hours.
  • Altitude difference: up to 600m
  • Equipment: good hiking shoes, rain protection, lunch, possibly binoculars and photographic equipment
  • Fee: Free of charge (chairlift ride not included)
  • Insurance: Responsibility of the participants
  • Registration: until 17:00 the day before, by phone at +41 81 838 83 00
  • Language: German

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Wildlife watching in Val Roseg

The Roseg Valley is known for its coniferous forests, rushing streams and rich fauna. Observe the animals in the early morning and learn more about their behaviour during the rutting season.

  • Dates: 19 and 26 August / 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23th September 2020
  • Management: Christine Salis, BWL certified hiking guide and Marco Salis, mountain guide and hunter
  • Meeting point: 6.30 a.m. at the Rusellas car park, return approx. 9.00 a.m.
  • Duration: approx. 2.5 hours, of which pure marching time 1.5 hours.
  • Height difference: approx. 50 m
  • Equipment: hiking boots, rain protection, binoculars
  • Insurance: is the responsibility of the participants
  • Costs: free of charge
  • Number of participants: at least 3 participants required for the event
  • Registration: until 17 o'clock the day before at +41 81 838 83 00
  • Language: german

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Guided tour art trails | Vias d'art Pontresina

"Publications on beauty..." is the theme of this year's Summer exhibition of the art trails | Vias d'art through Pontresinas Streets, alleys and gardens. Take part in the exciting and informative guided tours.

  • Date: every Tuesday, 14 July to 6 October 2020 at 17.00
  • Guides: Kalina Sutter and Carola Bezzola of Pontresina Cultura
  • Meeting point: Rondo Community and Congress Centre
  • Duration: approx. 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Equipment: comfortable shoes and weather protection
  • Costs: free of charge (Group tariffs on request)
  • Registration: obligatory until 16.00 the day before

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Guided Museum Tour

Let us guide you through the venerable Museum Alpin. The tour gives you the opportunity to ask questions directly and learn a bit more.

  • Date: every second week on thursdays, july 9th to september 17th 2020
  • Time: from 6.00 to 5.00 pm
  • Fee: CHF 13.-
  • Language: German
  • Participants: 4 -12 people
  • Registration: until 12am on the same day, at +41 81 838 83 49

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Village Tour Pontresina

During the village tour, you will learn fascinating facts about the solid Engadine houses and their sgraffiti, about culture, language, and the precious frescoes in the mountain church St. Maria.

  • Summer Season: From 10th june to 7th october 2020. Every Wednesday at 15.30.
  • Meeting point: in front of the Pontresina Tourist Information (Convention- and Culture Centre)
  • Duration: Approx. 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment: comfortable shoes
  • Guides: local guides
  • Fee: free for individual guests. Group rates upon request. The village tour can be booked as a private tour (for max. 25 persons) for CHF 120.-
  • Language: German
  • Registration: until 12am on the same day, at +41 81 838 83 00

Tip: take the tour of Sta. Maria Church after the village tour and learn about the frescoes.

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Church Tour St. Maria

The Church of St. Maria is one of the most precious sacred buildings of Grisons. The burial church was built in the 11th century and features exposed paintings and frescoes from the 13th and 15th century. During the season free tours are available. The church can be visited without a guide, however, photography is not permitted.

  • Guided tours in summer: from 10th June to 7th October, every Wednesday, in July and August also on fridays
  • Guide: local church guides
  • Meeting point: in front of the church
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Fee: Free of charge. Private tours are available for CHF 70.-
  • Registration: until 12am on the same day, at +41 81 838 83 00
  • Opening hours:
    8th June to 19th June         Monday, Wednesday and Friday     3.30 – 5.30 pm
    22nd June to 9th October     Monday until Friday         3.30 – 5.30 pm
  • Language: German

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Cavaglia Glacier Garden

A jewel of nature, the moulins of Giardino dei Ghiacciai di Cavaglia. The moulins, also known as "pots of giants" were shaped by the Palü Glacier. For millennia, glacier water, rubble, and gravel have cut into the hard rock and ground huge holes into the ground - an outstanding natural phenomenon. The Glacier Garden is open from May to October.

  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from May to October
  • Meeting point: 14:00 at Cavaglia station
  • Duration: approximately 90 minutes
  • Equipment: Hiking shoes
  • Insurance: Responsibility of the participants
  • Fee: Free of charge upon presentation of your Pontresina guest card; without card: CHF 10.- / CHF 5.- (excluding train ticket)
  • Groups: Rates upon request
  • Registration: required at +41 79 333 26 48  /  max. 5 participants
  • Language: German

Enquiries: Il Giardino dei Ghiacciai di Cavaglia