In addition to the dazzling spectacle, visitors can also expect pioneering technical achievements. On this passage, the Rhaetian Railway winds its way around tight curves and over historic viaducts. The trains master the differences in altitude without any cogwheel at all and have been electrified since 1908. The railway line of the Bernina Line is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And even the world-famous panorama trains of the Bernina Express cross the waterfall. Incidentally, the neighbouring Morteratsch power station has been running on water from the Bernina stream since 1891. The extensively modernised plant is the oldest existing hydroelectric power station owned by the energy supply company Repower.
The new waterfall path is ideal for walking excursions from Pontresina and Morteratsch. It is also suitable as a section of more ambitious hikes. The Cascada da Bernina lies on the hiking route of the Via Valtellina (long-distance hiking trail and former mule track).
Getting thereBy public transport from Pontresina railway station.
Parkingcar park at Morteratsch
EquipmentGood shoes and warm clothes are recommended.
Basic Equipment for Nature Trails
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Comfortable clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.