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19 Val Mingèr

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 hours 15 minutesLength: 5.50 km


June, July, August, September, October


Urtatsch 2
7530 Zernez
Tel. +41 (0)81 851 41 41
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Letztes Stück vor Sur il Foss noch schneebedeckt, gespurt
The last bear in Switzerland was shot in Val Mingèr in 1904. Unfortunately the Swiss National Park was only founded 10 years later and could not, therefore, offer any refuge for this creature.

Today, however, bears roam the National Park again from time to time.
Mingèr comes from the Romansch word for miner (minier). Nowadays, there is hardly anything left of the mining industry, but the valley offers interesting opportunities to observe red deer and chamois.

Last indigenous bear in Switzerland shot here in 1904, witch’s head rock, red deer sightings in Mingèr, panorama from Sur Il Foss. . In S-charl bear exhibition and bear trail.

Follow-up hikes
Return to the starting point or continue the hike from Sur il Foss through the long Val Plavna to Tarasp (bus stop: Tarasp, Fontana) or on Route 18 via the Fuorcla Val dal Botsch to Il Fuorn/P6.



5.50 km
Vertical heigth
700 m
Time required
2 hours 15 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Difficulty: white-red-white / easy
Easy hike, also suitable for children.
Starting point can be reached by post bus (bus stops: Scuol, Val Mingèr or S-charl).

  • Educational opportunity
  • child-friendly


Starting point
Pradatsch, Val Mingèr oder S-charl (Altitude: 1650 m)
Arrival by public transport
Scuol, Val Mingèr Timetable SBB
Sur il Foss (Altitude: 2315 m)

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • First cycle (Kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade)
  • Second cycle (3rd - 6th grade, primary level)
  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes
  • Association/Companies

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Schweizerischer Nationalpark

Bear exhibition S-charl

Here visitors can take a look at historical scenes, discover how bears live, their biology and the likelihood of their return to the region. The exhibition is ideal for children.

Museum / Exhibition
Schweizerischer Nationalpark

Guided walks in the Swiss National Park

Our expert guides know where to find the most fascinating natural sights and observations. Their explanations will assist you in your discovery of a new world.
Cost: CHF 380.–
Duration: 6-7 hours (including lunch break)

Nature experienceGuided tour / ExcursionOffer for groups