St. Moritz is one of the most famous resorts in the world. It is chic, elegant and exclusive with cosmopolitan ambience. St. Moritz lies on the south side of the Swiss Alps in the sunny mountain valley of the Engadine. Its location, at 6600 ft. makes the summer and winter seasons wonderful. The healing mineral springs have enjoyed a widespread reputation since the middle ages. St. Moritz offers a sun shine of 322 days a year- more than anywhere else in Switzerland. The days in St. Moritz are usually filled with nature, attractions, activities and sport, so the evenings leave time for culinary pleasures. In St. Moritz, class and style are also evident socially and gastronomically. Refined international cuisine is subtly enhanced by the appropriate gems from the wine cellars. Some delicious and often surprising aspects of Grisons cuisine are revealed in more rustic culinary delights.
St. Moritz in Summer
Nowadays a larger number of guests travel to St. Moritz in summer than in winter. Hiking (in Switzerland's only National Park), cycling, mountain biking, the health spa, river rafting, horseback riding, polo, golf (18 holes), windsurfing, sailing, tennis, ice skating and the International High Altitude Training and Competition Center are just some of the attractions which draw vacationers to St. Moritz during the summer.
How to get there
Lines from Zurich to Chur with Intercity trains of the Swiss National Railway; from Chur, a superb train journey with the Rhaetian Railway.
Zurich - St. Moritz: 200 km/ 125 miles, 4 hrs.
By bus or private car on well-constructed alpine roads from the north of Switzerland, Ticino, Italy and Austria. To get to St. Moritz it takes 3 hours from Zurich or Milan and 4 hours from Munich or Basel.
The Glacier Express
This first-class train connects St. Moritz with Zermatt via Brig, Andermatt and Chur. During 7.5 hours the Glacier Express takes you over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, offering wonderful views over the Alpine world.
Places to visit
The stone, which commemorates the Winter Olympic Games held in the town in 1928 and 1948, stands opposite Bistolfi's Segantini Monument, by the steps leading up to the Segantini Museum.
A prehistoric decoration placed around the village's curative spring, with additional embellishments dating from the Bronze Age, is displayed in the Engadine Museum.
Up near Salastrains is the original chalet used in the film "Heidi", which was shot in the Engadine.
This museum, which is located on Via Somplaz, is dedicated to the local 19th-century artist of the same name, who specialized in mountain scenes. The "To Be, To Pass, To Become" triptych is particularly powerful.
A near infinite choice of trails and routes characterize the vacation and hiking paradise of St. Moritz. Many comfortable cable cars from and around the area of St. Moritz give access to the Piz Nair, Corvatsch and Diavolezza, three mountain peaks with an altitude of more than 10,000 ft, and to numerous vantage points, such as Corviglia, Signal and Muottas Muragl, opening on breath-taking panoramic views.
You may choose between 2.5 golf courses: the 18 hole course in Samedan, the newly built "9 hole Kulm Executive Golf St. Moritz" and the golf course in Zuoz, which is still under construction. Improve your handicap on one of the highest golf courses in Europe!