St. Moritz

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

Champfèr: Suvretta House

Champfèr: Suvretta House

Sankt Moritz: Engadin - Corviglia - Oberengadiner Seenlandschaft

Sankt Moritz: Engadin - Corviglia - Oberengadiner Seenlandschaft

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia

Sankt Moritz: St. Moritzer - See mit - Dorf

Sankt Moritz: St. Moritzer - See mit - Dorf

Sankt Moritz: Engadin - Corviglia - Station Piz Nair

Sankt Moritz: Engadin - Corviglia - Station Piz Nair

St. Moritz is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter holidays (in 1864) and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Nevertheless, St. Moritz first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on.

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St. Moritz, which is in the Upper Engadine, at an elevation of 1,856 m, boasts plenty of sunny days. It was exactly this sun that was legally protected as the emblem of St. Moritz in 1930. St. Moritz was often ahead of the times - for example, the first electric light went on at Christmastime in 1878, the first golf tournament in the Alps took place here, in 1889 and one of the first ski lifts in Switzerland began running in 1935.

Guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle, characterised by top-class restaurants that can satisfy gourmet demands even by the side of the slopes, hotels that set standards in every category, and events of international calibre. The Via Serlas guarantees great shopping in a small space, though you can also find local specialities like the famous Engadine nut tart just around the corner.

Sights such as the leaning tower, a remnant of the Mauritius Church from around 1500, or the Segantini Museum, offer a change from the life of luxury and the jet set.

Summer

As well as traditional hiking and mountain biking, holidaymakers can also try their hand at sailing, rowing, windsurfing, tennis, minigolf or horse riding. The Ludains Ice Arena is also open to skaters throughout the summer, while golfers will find an Alpine paradise with four courses in the surrounding area. Romantic carriage rides around the lake, through the Staz forest or the grand town itself are among the highlights of a stay in St. Moritz. Mountaineers also have plenty of options in Upper Engadine and there are 17 climbing gardens of various difficulty levels to complete the facilities.

Highlights

  • Corviglia – where latest trends are celebrated, World Cup races carried out and gourmet dreams come true - on the home mountain of St. Moritz with its 3057-meter-high Piz Naire summit.
  • Segantini-Museum – dedicated to the painter Giovanni Segantini who spent the final five years of his life in the Engadine.
  • Bernina Express – by panorama train on the most scenic railway in Europe to the Puschlav.
  • Muottas Muragl – impressive view over the lake region of the Upper Engadine. In winter by toboggan from the summit to the valley station.
  • Taxi through an ice channel – on a thrilling taxi-bob-ride on the only natural ice bob run in the world.
  • Piz Nair Wall – he start of the men's downhill (2003 World Championship) with a 100 per cent drop results in an acceleration from 0 to 130km/h in 7 seconds. Top skiing skills are a must.

Top Events

  • St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow – the prestigious winter polo tournament on snow attracts around 15,000 spectators to Lake St. Moritz each year (January).
  • White Turf St. Moritz „International Horse Races since 1907“ – these exclusive horse races on the frozen expanse of Lake St. Moritz are the highlight of the social calendar (February).
  • BSI Engadine Festival – enjoy classical music at its finest (August).
  • FIS Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup St. Moritz – look forward to excitement on Corviglia when the ladies of international skiing compete in the Super G and giant slalom disciplines (December).
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