Pontresina is situated in a sheltered side valley at 1,805 metres above sea level, and very close to the Bernina Massif with the two most famous peaks of the Engadine: Piz Palü and Piz Bernina. Reaching 4,049 m, Bernina is the highest peak of the Eastern Alps. As well as the action and variety available on the slopes, Pontresina also offers to guests havens of peace and quiet. This historic mountaineering village charms visitors from the moment they arrive with its picturesque Engadine houses and the elegance of the Belle Epoque hotels. Visitors find themselves immediately transported back to a gentler age.