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SAINT MORITZ

Luxury Alpine Resort Town & Birthplace of Alpine Winter Tourism

Welcome to Saint Moritz

THE AREA

St. Moritz is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (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. Guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle, characterized 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 specialties like the famous Engadine nut tart just around the corner.

RESTAURANTS

To explore the culinary scene in St. Moritz is to discover the gourmet delights of the highest order. From top-class restaurants with award-winning chefs to charming Alpine huts and simple guesthouses: no matter where you dine, you’re guaranteed to enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience. How does a savory raclette serve in a cozy pinewood sound? Or what about a truffle pizza with a breathtaking view of a glittering winter wonderland? St. Moritz is a culinary melting pot. Gourmet restaurants, serve up a mouth-watering array of local and cosmopolitan cuisine. Here in St. Moritz, the customer is king and haute cuisine is just as much part of the local culture as regional Engadin cooking traditions.

Activities in Saint Moritz

BEST THINGS TO DO

Muottas Muragl
A 20-minute funicular brings you to an outlook on the southern side of Blais da Muottas. At 2,454 meters, Muottas Muragl is like a natural balcony above the Upper Engadin Valley and its lakes.

Piz Nair
Grab the funicular and then the cable car for this 3,000-metre peak to the west of the resort. At the upper station, you’ll be just 30 meters shy of the summit and can sip a hot chocolate at the panoramic restaurant.

Lake St. Moritz
When it’s warm, one the best free things to do in St. Moritz is to take a restful walk around the shore of the resort’s own lake.

Segantini Museum
The late-19th-century landscape painter Giovanni Segantini settled in St. Moritz and passed away here in 1899. In the previous 20 years, he produced a massive volume of paintings of rural scenes around the Engadin.

Bernina Express
St. Moritz is a mid-way point on a train journey from Chur down to Tirano, considered one of the most scenic in the world.

Diavolezza
A combination of train and gondola will deliver you to another awesome mountain lookout.

Lake Staz
East of Lake St. Moritz is a body of water that is better for swimming in summer.

Piz Corvatsch
After a couple of swift gondola trips, you’ll find yourself at the highest accessible point by transport in the St. Moritz area.

Olympic Bobrun
If you’ve ever watched the Winter Olympics and wanted to try bobsleighing for yourself, St Moritz has the world’s oldest track.

Leaning Tower
More than just an oddity, the 33-meter-high Leaning Tower has been the town’s main identifier for centuries and warrants a passing look and photograph.

Engadiner Museum
This museum, founded at the start of the 20th century goes into the history and heritage of the Engadin Valley.

Skiing
The mountains encircling St. Moritz provide more than 350 kilometers of pistes, all served by gondolas, ski lifts and funiculars serving the mountainsides in record time.

Mountain Biking
With a bowl of epic slopes close at hand, it’s hardly surprising that mountain biking is a growing activity in St. Moritz in the summertime.

Cresta Run
Those echoes of old money and nobility are especially loud at the world’s oldest skeleton run.

Top Events in Saint Moritz

WINTER

SINFONIA ENGIADIN
28−30 December 2019 - Between Christmas and New Year, the Engadin is steeped in a festive ambiance, not just because of its enchanting snowy-white landscape, but also because of the magical concerts performed by the Engadin Symphony Orchestra.

AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP ST. MORITZ
The Ski Ladies are back in town! From the 14 - 15 December 2019 the Ladies Audi FIS Ski World Cup will return to St. Moritz.

NEW YEAR´S EVE IN ENGADIN ST. MORITZ
31st of December 2019 - Welcome the New Year 2020 with a diverse range of activities in the Engadine-St. Moritz area.

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES LAUSANNE 2020
9-20th of January 2020 - Lausanne will host the third Winter Youth Olympic Games. The bobsleigh, skeleton, tobogganing and speed skating contests take place in St. Moritz. After 1928 and 1948, St. Moritz thus becomes an Olympic venue once again.

LA DIAGONELA
18th of January 2020 - Enjoy the Engadine cross-country skiing trails from Zuoz to St. Moritz and back with traditional classic technique, and compete with top athletes or hobby skiers over a distance of 65 km.

36TH SNOW POLO WORLD CUP ST. MORITZ
24-26th of January 2020 - The world´s most prestigious polo tournament. The original since 1985. Tradition - Class Hospitality - Emotions. A true highlight in sports and social life.

BOB: IBSF PARA-SPORT WORLD CUP
24-25th of January 2020

4TH SPRING PARTY
25th of April 2020 - The Corvatsch rocks

ENGADINSNOW BY DAKINE
30th of January - 2nd of February 2020 - The best freeriders on ski or snowboard ride the legendary Northface from the Corvatsch. This spectacle takes place 17 times.

ST. MORITZ GOURMET FESTIVAL
31st of January - 8th of February 2020 - For more than a quarter of a century, the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival has been excelling with its incomparably diversified event culture.

WHITE TURF ST. MORITZ - INTERNATIONAL HORSE RACES ON SNOW SINCE 1907
2-16th of February 2020 - Each year in February the International Horse Races of St. Moritz thrill horse race lovers, locals and guests from all over the world with noble thoroughbred horses, international jockeys and a wide variety of attractions.

52ND ENGADIN SKI MARATHON AND 13RD HALF-MARATHON
8th of March 2020 - For the past fifty years, the Engadin Ski Marathon course from Maloja to S-champ has featured frozen lakes and a stunning mountain backdrop as well as the famous Forest of Staz.

Travel to Saint Moritz

AIRPORTS

Trains from Zurich airport run frequently to Chur, the changing point to the smaller-gauge railway that leads into the dramatic alpine countryside around St. Moritz. Europe's second-highest airport, in nearby Samedan, just 5 km from St Moritz is open mainly for private and corporate jets.

TRANSFERS

Those early British tourists had trouble reaching this alpine corner of Switzerland nudging Italy and Austria. Then some of the world's most amazing railways were built to St. Moritz, with hundreds of tunnels through mountains, and high bridges over river gorges and today one can reach St Moritz by car, by plane or by train easily.

RAIL

The Glacier Express makes a spectacular journey through these Alps from St. Moritz to Zermatt, taking nine wonderful hours. Other well-known trains of the Bernina and Palm Express routes push past little farming towns below mountainside cattle pastures into Italy. The Rhaetian Railroad provides other narrow-gauge local services, always with a mountain or two in view. Such a combination provides perhaps the easiest, most frequent, comfortable concentration of great rail journeys anywhere.

SELF-DRIVING

It is possible to visit St Moritz by car, but the best experience is by using the train. However, if you have to get to St. Moritz by car, you can consult Google Maps for information about your exact route.

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