Nature reserve Valposchiavo

Gigant's Pots

Giardino dei Ghiacciai Cavaglia
Cavaglia - vista su Poschiavo
Located in the splendid basin of Cavaglia located at the foot of the Bernina massif, dominated by Piz Palü, the potholes of the giants are a naturalistic jewel, the result of the glaciations that have followed one another over the millennia.


For thousands of years the melt from the Palü Glacier drilled deep, circular holes into solid rock, forming “giants’ cauldrons“ as the glacial potholes of Cavaglia are known. Twenty-one of them have been excavated so far, connected by an explanatory trail.

Opening hours

Open from March to October depending on snow conditions.


Public Transport

Via the Rhaetian Railway both from the north (Pontresina) and from the south (Poschiavo), with a stop at the Station of Cavaglia. From the station the Glacier Garden can be easily reached on foot in about 10 minutes.


At the entrance of the Glacier Garden there is a large parking lot.


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