St. Moritz - Alpine Metropolis

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Suvretta House

Suvretta House

St. Moritzer - See mit St. Moritz-Dorf

St. Moritzer - See mit St. Moritz-Dorf

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden is only one of the many prominent guests of St. Moritz. St. Moritz is often called an Alpine metropolis. There are numerous luxury hotels, spas and upscale shops against an Alpine background of lakes and mountains.

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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.

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

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

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    Falceux

    It's wonderful place!

    Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 10:55 AM

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