A professional painter’s palate would find it difficult to communicate the vivid colours and mountainous majesty of the Swiss town of Pontresina. A beautiful border of snow smothered peaks skirt the resort, in which Belle Epoch beauty and Swiss sophistication reign supreme. The enchanting village enjoys some of Switzerland’s most stunning views from its vertiginous vantage point of 1,800m above sea level. An rich architectural charm exudes from the fabulous facades of houses while grand hotels emanate an air of imperial majesty.
The Val Roseg offers wanderers a remarkable route through flower filled meadows, picturesque pastures and mystical woodlands, all of which overlook incredible mountain scenes. No cars are permitted to drive through the valley and as a result it enjoys a perfectly peaceful atmosphere.
Another appealing attraction is the Bernina Railway Line, a curvaceous route that exposes some of the region’s most scenic sights. Glittering mountain lakes and sparkling glaciers are just a couple of the breath-taking wonders you’ll enjoy on this route.
Pontresina offers visitors an excellent cultural offering whose captivating collections provide intriguing insight into Alpine life. Museum Alpin focuses on the development of summer and winter tourism through exhibitions of hunting memorabilia, wildlife and environmental artefacts.
Sample some of Switzerland’s most sublime specialities at the elegant Stuve Restaurant. An impeccably chic atmosphere is created by the crisp whites linen and sophisticated silverware, both of which complement a modern and magnificent menu. Specials vary according to the seasonal availability of produce so diners can be assured that their delectable dishes are as fresh and flavoursome as possible. (Via Maistra 202 Hotel Mullers, Pontresina, Switzerland)