Muottas Muragl Panorama Trail to Alp Languard


On my second and final day in Saint Moritz, I took a 10 minute bus ride to Punt Muragl and purchased a ticket for 39 francs for the funicular, which dates back to 1907, rises to an elevation of 8057 feet (2456 meters) above sea level and covers a distance of 7221 feet (2201 meters) at a gradient of 56% to Muottas Muragl. I then hiked 7 km on the Panorama Trail to Alp Languard. The views were incredible! There were only a handful of people on it and one lady I briefly spoke to said it was the perfect day for it weather wise and also that the crowds hadn’t arrived yet. I had an egg sandwich for breakfast and took a sandwich with me.

At one point in the trail you walk thru a short metal structure, pictured below. There was a hole in it which made a perfect picture frame.

The funicular ride to Muottas Muragi…

Down in the valley the five Engadin lakes were sparkling. The Bernina Massif mountain peaks and glaciers are beautiful!

The trail was mostly flat and well maintained. I had the trail to myself for two of the three hours it took to hike.

There were a few benches on the trail to take a break.

This man was calling for his dog, down on the left, but he came running towards me and then ran to him.

Here’s the chair lift to go back down.

I’ve been on plenty of chair lifts snow skiing, but it’s entirely different hopping on a fast moving one at the top to ride down! Yes, those are La Sportiva hiking boots…love them!

The chair lift ends in Pontresina. I then took the train back to Saint Moritz.

p.s.  If you’ve just began reading…I planned an 11 week, 5 European country, 21 accommodations solo trip from April – June of 2022.  Photos were taken with my LG Velvet Android phone.

9 thoughts on “Muottas Muragl Panorama Trail to Alp Languard

      • Good morning 🌞 Please excuse my slow response, as internet service was unavailable yesterday…all day! Thank you, as do I enjoy your photography – the places you’ve posted are quite spectacular. Yes, I’m in Knoxville, TN, frequenting the Smokies and Cumberland Plateau areas. I’ve visited Cumberlands Falls & Eagle Falls (across the river) in Kentucky, several times. Could you recommend a place that I might enjoy seeing?

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      • At first I thought you might live in Michigan since you know a lot about it. I’ve only hiked to Mt. LeConte in the smokies in 2019. I have had many epic hiking adventures though…Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Mt. Sinai, Table Mountain in Cape Town, to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier Nat’l, Sun Valley, Idaho, most of the Nat’l parks in Utah, a few in Colorado, etc. I would love to explore more of the Smokies…maybe I’ll visit in late Oct./early Nov.

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      • Right on. I’ve been to a few of those places in the US. The Smoky Mountains are certainly beautiful, though a smaller scale (max. height in TN is approx. 6650′). If you can time the change of seasons, the foliage is of course a wonderful sight from the mountains, and a popular time for hikers.

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