On average, the sun shines 322 days of the year in St. Moritz, which is nestled in the Upper Engadine at 1,856 meters above sea level. 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.
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.
In addition to indulging in traditional sports, such as hiking and climbing, holiday-makers can enjoy a spot of sailing, windsurfing, a rubber dinghy ride on the River Inn, tennis and horseback riding. And St. Moritz with a total of four golf courses is an absolute golfer's paradise in the Alps.
For winter sports enthusiasts there are 350 kilometres of pistes with a state-of-the-art infrastructure in the surrounding area. St. Moritz's 'house mountain', the Corviglia, boasts the steepest start slope in Switzerland with the Piz Nair Wall's 100 per cent vertiginous drop. Toboggan riders plunge down the icy run which is one of the oldest natural ice bob runs in the world. For winter hikers there are 150 km of winter walking trails and for cross-country skiers there is a track network of about 200 km.
- 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.
- Piz Nair Wall - the 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.
It's wonderful place!