Cascata de Bernina

Cascata de Bernina

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Recommended by 46 out of 51 hikers


  • Patrick Göser

    A glittering spectacle and technical pioneering achievement
    The «Cascada da Bernina» waterfall path. Translated from Romansh, the word "Cascada" stands for waterfall. Because, over around two hundred meters in altitude, the mountain stream “Ova da Bernina” plunges towards the bottom of the valley. In addition to a great spectacle, visitors can also expect pioneering technical achievements. The Rhaetian Railway winds its way around tight curves and over historic viaducts on this passage. The trains master the differences in height without any cogwheels and have been electrified since 1908. The railway line on the Bernina Line is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And even the world-famous panorama trains of the Bernina Express cross the waterfall. The neighboring Morteratsch power station has been operated with water from the Bernina stream since 1891. The extensively modernized facility is the oldest existing hydropower plant operated by the energy supply company Repower.
    The access is between the Morteratsch train station and the public car park. The path then leads up to several waterfall platforms - accompanied by a view of the Bernina massif and its glacier world. The new waterfall path is ideal for walking excursions from Pontresina and Morteratsch. It is also suitable as a section on more ambitious hikes. The Cascada da Bernina is on the Via Valtellina hiking route (long-distance hiking trail and former mule route).

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    • September 2, 2020

  • MatzeKomoot

    Directly on the way close to the train station Morteratsch.

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    • August 11, 2019

  • A.Villiger

    The waterfall path: A worthwhile ascent from Morteratsch over the stepped terrain to the Bernina suot plain. Very nice hiking trail (and parallel MTB routes including downhill route) over several platforms, past small waterfalls.

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    • February 25, 2021

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  • Intermediate
    4.57 mi
    2.0 mph
    775 ft
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    2.1 mph
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    1.6 mph
    2,000 ft
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    12.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    700 ft
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Location: Pontresina, Maloja, Grisons, Switzerland


  • Elevation1,890 m

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