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SAINT MORITZ

The Cosmopolitan Alpine Resort with blend of glamour
lifestyle, sport and pristine nature

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

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.

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.

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.

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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