Glacier nature trail
The Silvretta Glacier and its foreland are listed in the Federal Inventory of Glacier Foreland and Alluvial Areas of National Importance. Visit this unique area on the glacier nature trail!
Circular trail with information boards
The Silvretta glacier nature trail winds its way as a circular hiking trail over four kilometres through the foreland of the Silvretta Glacier. In the process it climbs about 300 metres in altitude. Yellow-blue markings show you the way. Along the circuit you will pass 15 glacier path boards that provide information and graphics on local conditions, but also show connections, for example with global warming. Of course you can also shorten the circuit, but follow the marked path anyway, because the vegetation of the glacier foreland is particularly sensitive to intrusions.
To whom is the glacier nature trail addressed?
As an environmental education project the Glacier nature trail is aimed at mountaineers and alpinists, as well as school classes and excursion groups. It offers scientific points of contact (glaciology, geography, geomorphology, flora and fauna, cultural history, alpinism, etc.). The focus is on climate and climate change.
Let's face it, kids!
Have you ever seen a glacier? Or do you know what glacial milk is? The glacier nature trail is particularly interesting for you because the walking distance is not far and yet there is so much to experience! You can read about how snow turns into ice, find the right way through the stone maze or watch marmots. Make sure you take your binoculars with you.
Origin of the glacier nature trail
The nature trail was created by the project manager and former Silvretta hut warden Philipp Werlen. The Silvretta glacier nature trail was opened in August 2007 and was created with the support of WWF Switzerland and the Nature Conservation Fund of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC.
Nature is the focus of the glacier nature trail. Look, enjoy and think.
How does snow turn into ice? Where does the glacial milk come from? What motivated people to come up here long before mountaineering and leisure activities? Will the Silvretta glacier still exist in 50 years?