19 Val Mingèr - OPEN

Hiking trail

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.

Mingèr comes from the Romansch word for miner (minier). Nowadays there is no sign of either bears or mining, 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.

19 Val Mingèr - OPEN

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


June, July, August, September, October


5.50 km
Vertical heigth
700 m
Time required
2 hours 15 minutes
Level technique
Level condition


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


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


Urtatsch 2
7530 Zernez
Telephone +41 (0)81 851 41 41
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19 Val Mingèr - OPEN

19 Val Mingèr - OPEN

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

Educational Excursions in the Swiss National Park

Experiencing nature is the main object of the Park’s excursions for children: finding things, observing, making comparisons, using all our senses to take note of what’s around us. Cost: CHF 380.– Duration: 6-7 hours (including lunch break)

Nature experience Guided tour / Excursion Offer for classes