St. Moritz
Canton Grison

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.

About St. Moritz

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.

Guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle, characterised 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 specialities like the famous Engadine nut tart just around the corner.

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.

Winter

154 years ago, the hotelier Johannes Badrutt made a bold bet with his English summer guests, promising them mild Engadine sunshine in mid-winter. Badrutt won the bet and St. Moritz went on to become one of the world's most exceptional winter sports resorts.

For winter sports enthusiasts there are 350 kilometres of pistes with a state-of-the-art infrastructure in the surrounding area. St. Moritz's 'house mountain', the Corviglia, boasts the steepest start slope in Switzerland with the Piz Nair Wall's 100 per cent vertiginous drop. Toboggan riders plunge down the icy run which is one of the oldest natural ice bob runs in the world. For winter hikers there are 150 km of winter walking trails and for cross-country skiers there is a track network of about 200 km. The snowboard fun park, curling and altitude training are just some of the other winter sports facilities.

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Preferred hotels

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Badrutt's Palace Hotel

Located in the heart of St. Moritz, Badrutt's Palace Hotel offers stylish accommodation with breathtaking views of the lake or the village centre. The hotel's elegant rooms and suites feature private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access. Guests can enjoy delicious dishes at several on-site restaurants. There is also a wellness area with an indoor infinity swimming pool, fitness facilities and various beauty treatments. Additional amenities and services include bars and room service.

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

Located in St. Moritz, the Kulm Hotel is a beacon of luxury with a remarkable heritage spanning over 165 years. The hotel boasts elegantly designed rooms and suites that offer breathtaking views. On-site restaurants serve a rich and diverse array of cuisines for guests to indulge in. The hotel also offers a range of services and facilities including a spa, an indoor swimming pool, a Finnish sauna, bars, and a Wunderwald kids club.

Carlton Hotel St Moritz

The Carlton Hotel is a seasonal, all suite St. Moritz property. The hotel opened in 1913, and has since emerged from mass renovations to redefine the concept of luxury. Skiers are drawn to St. Moritz for it’s beauty and variety of social activities, sports and cultural events that make it an ideal holiday choice. Hotel accommodations feature views of St. Mortiz Lake and the Swiss Alps. With a 1200 square meter spa and many beauty and wellness treatments, the hotel is the ideal choice for internationally sophisticated travelers. Hotel facilities include ski rentals, a ski school on property, personal butler service, a Kids and Teens Club and fine dining at the Restaurant Romanoff.

Giardino Mountain

Giardino Mountain in Champfèr near St. Moritz offers a power retreat for sports enthusiasts and families on a majestic mountain. The hotel's elegant rooms include Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Breakfast is included in the rate, and for other meals and drinks, the hotel offers three on-site restaurants as well as two bar lounges. Guests also have access to the on-site spa that offers lifestyle therapies, saunas, gym facilities and a variety of rest and relaxation areas. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's weekly programme that includes sporting activities such as gliding, climbing, and air-boarding.

Cresta Palace Celerina

Cresta Palace Celerina was built in 1906 as a Grand Hotel in Art Nouveau style, the Cresta Palace is still one of the shining lights of the hotel sector in the Engadine. The 4* Superior Hotel is looking forward to welcoming you in one of the 90 rooms and suites, 40 of which have been completely renovated in 2022.

Explore, experience and relax in a unique ambience. Ski-in & ski-out in winter, bike-in & bike-out in summer, over 240 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, superlative hiking trails, tennis or golf - take advantage of the countless leisure opportunities in one of the most beautiful high valleys in the Alps. Enjoy your time out in the Engadine mountains, go on a culinary journey through the four restaurants of the Cresta Palace and immerse yourself in the VITA PURA SPA.

When to go

Switzerland has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, making it an attractive year-round travel destination.

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