This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Pontresina. To help you make friends with Pontresina before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Pontresina, Switzerland, is a small municipality located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Around two thousand two hundred people call the municipality their home. The settlement is located in an elevation of just under two thousand meters and has a strong connection to winter sports. In fact, many tourists visit the area to go skiing and snowboarding in winter. Many other outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and climbing are popular, too. There are several regular bus services connecting Pontresina with bigger, nearby towns such as St. Moritz. The local train station is located in the west of the small town of Pontresina linking the area with major cities and airports. Therefore, it is a suitable option for tourists who want to visit the area. If you want to take a break from all the natural attractions, you can also visit some cultural sights such as Alpin Museum, the ruined castle tower Burgturm Spaniola, and the local parish church Sta. Maria.
In and around the area, you will find different sorts of accommodations such as Pontresina, Switzerland hostels, hotels, and holiday apartments. The prices for a Pontresina, Switzerland hostel are comparatively high, but keep in mind you are in a popular tourist region and the very expensive St. Moritz is nearby. However, the quality of a Pontresina, Switzerland hostel is excellent and really busy during the winter. Booking ahead helps to avoid disappointments.
The church Sta. Maria is one of the most important sacred buildings in the canton of Graubünden. The history dates back to the Middle Ages. The small, old parish church displays fine mural paintings with Byzantine and Roman fragments of high quality from the thirteenth century. Museum Alpin in Pontresina informs interested visitors about the nature, geology, and alpinism in the area. Displays on the history of climbing and temporary exhibitions belong to the museum, as well. Winter-sport enthusiasts will love the mountainous area around Pontresina. More than three hundred fifty kilometres of well-prepared slopes wait for passionate skiers. The rich and famous town of St. Moritz is just ten minutes away, offering a completely different insight into the region.
Written by local enthusiast for Pontresina hostelsFlo