The Muottas Muragl with its view enchants romantics and delights day-trippers. Whether hiking, tobogganing or strolling, visitors to our showpiece mountain can’t stop raving about it. Muottas Muragl is a must for Engadin lovers.
Muottas Muragl, at an altitude of 2,456 m, is a typical excursion mountain in the municipality of Samedan. The Muottas Muragl funicular is the oldest mountain railroad in the Engadin and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. Its route is 2,199 meters long and it climbs 709 meters in altitude.
Muottas Muragl with legendary views over the Engadin lake chain
From the mountain summit, you have a fantastic view over the entire Upper Engadine with Lake St. Moritz, Lake Silvaplana and Lake Sils. The viewing tower also offers a spectacular view of the Bernina mountain range and the Roseg Glacier.
The panoramic trail winds its way through a landscape of meadows, lakes and rocks. A wonderful hike leads to the Segantini hut on the Schafberg, where the painter Giovanni Segantini died in 1899. There is an easy path to Alp Languard that is accessible for young and old.
The mountain station Muottas Muragl is also the starting point for a variety of shorter or longer tours, where you can also spot ibex and marmots in summer.
Muottas Muragl – mountain of the muse
Muottas Muragl – a divine vantage point with the most magnificent panorama, heavenly silence and powerful nature – has inspired painters, poets, philosophers and other creative minds from all over the world for centuries. Great names such as Giovanni Segantini, Giovanni Giacometti and Friedrich Nietzsche let their gaze wander into the distance, which has rarely been as enchanting as from this mountain. They gladly fell under the spell of the special light and immortalized it in their works.
It is understandable that the famous painter Giovanni Segantini, who was able to capture the light and landscape of the Engadin on canvas like no other, was inspired by this view. Sure-footed admirers of the artist climb up through the well-marked terrain to Segantini’s last home, the Segantini Hut. Here, at 2731 meters above sea level, with the magnificent panoramic view before your eyes, you can perfectly understand the artist’s intentions.
The Philosophers’ Trail leads along the thoughts of witty personalities such as Erich Kästner. On the short circular trail “Senda d’Inspiraziun” you will find, among other things, the most accurate sundial in the world. It shows the time with an accuracy of up to 10 seconds. The inspiring circular trail is dotted with a number of contemporary works of art. Whether in summer or winter – the mountain of superlatives touches and leaves no one cold.
«THESE MOUNTAINS. THESE LAKES. THIS LIGHT.» Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Enjoying art at 2456 meters
Take a walk on the Muottas Muragl art mountain and discover the unique glass sculptures created by Douglas Mandry, a Swiss artist, as part of the “Gravity Flow” project. The project is based on the phenomenon of glacier melt in Switzerland and uses various 3D scans of ice blocks, glacier slabs and ice structures from the Rhone Glacier, which have been cast in glass and shaped by hand into physical sculptures. The results are formations of large “ice rocks” made of glass that represent the fragility and permanent, erratic state of the glaciers. The material glass emphasizes the change in matter – from liquid to solid. This unique project is part of what is probably the most beautiful art gallery, the magnificent nature at 2456 meters.
Mountain hike from Muottas Muragl via Segantini hut to Alp Languard
The panoramic tour, which takes around 2.5 hours, offers a breathtaking view of the Bernina massif, especially from the sun terrace of the Segantini hut. The famous painter Giovanni Segantini greatly appreciated this place and used it as his “open-air studio”.
The trail begins leisurely downhill and then, after crossing the Ova da Muragl mountain stream, leads to the Schafberg as a marked “climate trail” with several steep hairpin bends. The ascent is truly breathtaking, but the view from the sun terrace of the hut is even more impressive. If you want to take a break, you can enjoy homemade delicacies on the hut’s small sun terrace. Then head downhill on a partly exposed mountain path towards Alp Languard and the chairlift to Pontresina.
Video Muottas Muragl – Segantini hut – Pontresina
An easy hike – especially if you use the two cable cars Muottas Muragl and the chairlift down to Pontresina…
Video Segantini Hut
Chamanna Segantini with a wonderful view full of mysticism…