St. Moritz

Alpine metropolis at 1856 metres above sea level

St. Moritz is one of the world’s most famous holiday resorts. Chic, elegant and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambiance, it is located at 1,856 metres above sea level in the middle of the Upper Engadine lake landscape. The dry, sparkling "champagne climate" is legendary and the celebrated St. Moritz sun shines for an average of 322 days a year.

St. Moritz Dorf with frozen Lake St. Moritz in the foreground.

St. Moritz Dorf with frozen Lake St. Moritz in the foreground.

Three different cultural regions converge in St. Moritz thanks to the Romansch language, the proximity to Italy and the fact that the majority of the local population are German speaking. The resort owes its original fame to its therapeutic springs, which have been known for over 3,000 years. As well as its superb location above and on the lakeshore, St. Moritz offers an attractive mixture of nature, culture, sport, activity and tranquillity.

St. Moritz was the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (1864) and winter sports (1884), the venue for two Winter Olympic Games (1928 and 1948) as well as for numerous skiing and bobsleigh World Championships. The summer season is perhaps a little less glamorous but actually attracts more international visitors than winter. St. Moritz offers an all-year-round guarantee of exceptional leisure and sporting attractions, cultural highlights, chic shopping and world-class events. It also has top-class hotels and excellent restaurants.

The St. Moritz sun shines more intensely, the “champagne climate” is dryer and snow is more certain than anywhere else. These elements, combined with the Upper Engadine lake landscape and valley culture create an array of attractions that is unique in terms of quality and diversity. In winter; downhill and Nordic skiing, Cresta Run (skeleton), bob run, White Turf on the frozen lake, polo, cricket, golf and curling tournaments, Olympic ski jump ramp, gourmet and music festivals. In summer; mountain biking, inline skating, hiking, windsurfing, ice skating, golf, tennis, sailing, opera, art and culture and the Swiss National Park – all within a radius of a few minutes.

The name “St. Moritz” is now so much in demand that it has been registered as a trademark. As an international symbol of quality, the name “St. Moritz” epitomises style, elegance and class.

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