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Village tour Pontresina

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: Early June to mid-October, every Wednesday at 15.30
  • Winter Season: every Wednesday, December to January 14:15 to 15:30 and February to April 15:15 to 16.30. 
  • Then church tour St. Maria.
  • Duration: Approx. 1.5 hrs
  • Guides: local guides
  • Meeting point: in front of the Pontresina Tourist Information (Convention- and Culture Centre)
  • 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.-
Church tour St. Maria

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: June to mid-October, every Wednesday at 17:00. In July and August also on Fridays at 17:00.
  • Guided tours in winter: every Wednesday, December to January at 15.30 and February to April 16:30
  • 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 17:00 the day before, by telephone at +41 81 838 83 00
  • General opening times: From 24.06.2017 to 13.10.2017, Monday - Friday 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Bird-feeding in the Tais forest

Bird-feeding in the Tais forest

Learn from an expert what type of bird is eating from your hand, and get answers to your questions on our local birds. Visit the feeding-site. A great experience for children and adults alike.

  • Date: Wednesday 27 December 2017 and every Thursday from 4 January to 29 March 2018, except 11 & 25 January 2018 and 15 & 22 March 2018
  • Time: 11.00 to 12.00
  • Fee: Free of charge (chair lift not included)
  • Insurance: participants’ responsibility
  • Registration: No registration required
Guided tour of Morteratsch Ice Stupa Village

Guided tour of Morteratsch Ice Stupa Village

Learn more about the project from local glaciologist Felix Keller and Sonam Wangchuk, Indian engineer and inventor of the conical ice heap, who have created the first Ice Stupa village at Morteratsch. Christine Salis will offer you a hot drink and tell you everything about the project on a tour of the village.

  • Date: Every Thursday from 28 December 2017 to 24 February 2018
  • Meeting place: 5pm at Morteratsch car park
  • Duration: Approximately 75 minutes
  • Gear: Winter-proof footwear and clothes
  • Price: Free of charge, Personal donation to «Ice Stupa Project Ladakh»
  • Number of participants: Minimum 3 persons
  • Insurance: participants’ responsibility
  • Registration: until 17:00 the day before, by telephone at +41 81 838 83 00
Ibex in Pontresina

Ibex in Pontresina

Dozens of ibex only a stone throw away from you, grazing on the pastures right at the edge of the village. Something you can only experience in Pontresina. Discover the ibex with a local guide.

  • Ibex viewing: every Tuesday and Friday from 24th April until early June 2018
  • Guide: Christine Salis, BWL certified hiking guide Pontresina
  • Necessary equipment: hiking boots, rain protection
  • Duration: 2-3 h
  • Meeting point: 4 pm at congress centre Pontresina
  • Fee: free of charge, groups on request
  • Insurance: participants’ responsibility
  • Registration: until 5 pm the previous day by phone +41 81 838 83 00