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St. Moritz is a beautiful resort town located in the Engadin Valley in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland, and if you’re planning a vacation here, you are on your way to have an awesome time.

It is situated at an elevation of 1,856 meters (6,089 feet) above sea level and therefore it is known for its winter sports, as well as its luxury hotels, and high-end boutiques.

 Additionally, it is known for its beautiful scenery, with jaw-dropping views of the Swiss Alps and Lake St. Moritz, so take time to enjoy this while on your vacation.

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Visit St Moritz in Switzerland

What to expect

St. Moritz has a reputation as a playground for the rich and famous, so you may spot some high-profile visitors during your stay.

Arriving in St. Moritz, you will find a picturesque town surrounded by the stunning Swiss Alps.  You’ll be surrounded by majestic peaks, pristine lakes, and forests. Expect to be amazed by the natural beauty of the area.

The town is known for its luxurious accommodations, high-end boutiques, and world-class ski slopes. In the winter, you will find a winter wonderland with plenty of snow-related activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice-skating.

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Furthermore St. Moritz is a popular shopping destination, with many high-end stores selling luxury goods such as designer clothing, jewelry, and watches, so put on those walking shoes and start the shopping spree.

Then enjoy some fine Dining: St. Moritz is home to many excellent restaurants that offer fine dining experiences, including Swiss specialties such as fondue and raclette.

Want to stay in style?

One of the most beautiful places you can stay is the Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski.  A 5-star luxury hotel with a rich tradition, located in Sankt Moritz in the scenic Engadine countryside. It offers a large, Alpine-style spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and 2 award-winning restaurants.

More on accommodation later…

Spend A day in the country . . .

There are several local farms in the area that offer tours and workshops. You can learn about traditional farming practices, meet the animals, and even help with the chores.

You can also visit the Alpine Cheese Dairy is a small family-owned business located in the nearby village of Morteratsch. You can take a tour of the dairy and see how traditional Swiss cheese is made. You can also sample the cheese and other local products.

Take the Glacier Express to Zurich.  After all, it is one of the most beautiful train trips in the world.

Bündner Gerstensuppe
Top things to eat while in St Moritz Switzerland

Food and where to go

In summer have a Picnic by the Lake: Lake St. Moritz is a beautiful spot for a picnic. You can buy local products at one of the town’s many food stores, pack a picnic basket, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the water.

Visit a Local Bakery. St. Moritz has several bakeries that offer delicious Swiss pastries and bread. You can stop by one of these bakeries, grab a coffee, and enjoy a sweet treat.

Or, you can take a cooking class and learn how to prepare traditional Swiss dishes. You can use local ingredients and learn techniques that have been passed down for generations.

Top 3 things to Eat

  • While you’re there, try the Engadiner Nusstorte.  It is a traditional nut cake from the Engadine region. It’s made with a shortcrust pastry and filled with a mixture of caramelized sugar and walnuts. It’s a sweet and decadent dessert that’s perfect for sharing.
  • Obviously when in Switzerland you must try the Swiss Chocolates and a cheese fondue, but there is also:
  • Graubünden’s signature dish is Bündner Gerstensuppe, also known as barley soup. It is a traditional dish that has been enjoyed in the region for centuries. The soup is made with barley, potatoes, carrots, onions, and bacon, and is flavored with bay leaves, thyme, and other herbs.

what Language do they speak

The dominant language around St. Moritz is German, but some proportion of the folks speak Romansch, a language of the Canton.  But don’t worry, in and around the touristy places and the resorts everybody speaks English as well.
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Top 10 Things to do

Although St Moritz are known to be a winter sport destination, there are still plenty to do in summer.  Here are ten things you can do in St. Moritz during the summer:

  • Hiking: St. Moritz offers a variety of hiking trails, ranging from easy to difficult. You can explore the beautiful Swiss Alps and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

  • Mountain Biking: You can rent a mountain bike and explore the trails in the area. There are plenty of options for beginners and experienced riders alike.

  • Windsurfing and Kitesurfing: Lake St. Moritz offers ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. You can take lessons or rent equipment and enjoy the lake’s clear waters and stunning scenery.

  • Golf: St. Moritz is home to several golf courses, including the Kulm Golf St. Moritz and Samedan Golf Club. These courses offer a challenging game amidst beautiful alpine scenery.

  • Horseback Riding: You can take a horseback riding tour and explore the scenic trails around St. Moritz. It’s a great way to experience the beauty of the area while enjoying a leisurely ride.

  • Paragliding: You can go on a tandem paragliding flight and enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys below.

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding: You can rent a stand-up paddleboard and explore the calm waters of Lake St. Moritz at your own pace.

  • Spa and Wellness: St. Moritz has several spa and wellness centers, including the famous mineral baths at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains. You can relax and rejuvenate after a day of outdoor activities.

  • Fishing: You can go fishing in the area’s many lakes and rivers. There are plenty of opportunities to catch trout, grayling, and other fish species.

  • Cultural and Historical Tours: You can explore St. Moritz’s history and culture by visiting its museums and galleries, such as the Segantini Museum or the St. Moritz Design Gallery. You can also take a guided tour of the town and learn about its architecture and heritage.  The Segantini museum features the works of the famous Italian painter Giovanni Segantini, who lived and worked in the area.

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10 practical travel tips for visitors to St. Moritz:
  • Pack for the climate: St. Moritz is a mountain town with a cool, alpine climate. Even in the summer, temperatures can be cool, so be sure to pack warm layers and a waterproof jacket.

  • Plan ahead: St. Moritz is a popular destination year-round, so it’s important to book accommodations and activities in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.

  • Consider visiting in the shoulder season: If you’re looking to avoid crowds and score better deals on accommodations, consider visiting St. Moritz in the spring or fall, when the weather is still pleasant but there are fewer visitors.

  • Take advantage of public transportation: St. Moritz has an efficient public transportation system, including buses and trains, that can help you get around the town and surrounding area.

  • Buy a travel pass: Consider purchasing a travel pass that includes unlimited use of public transportation and discounts on activities and attractions.

  • Bring comfortable shoes: St. Moritz is a pedestrian-friendly town, so be sure to pack comfortable shoes for walking and exploring.

  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses: At high altitudes, the sun’s rays can be stronger than at sea level, so be sure to pack sunscreen and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.

  • Learn some basic German: While English is widely spoken in St. Moritz, learning some basic German phrases can help you navigate the town and communicate with locals.

  • Bring cash: While credit cards are widely accepted in St. Moritz, it’s always a good idea to bring some cash for small purchases and tips.

  • Respect local customs: St. Moritz is a traditional town with its own customs and traditions, so be sure to respect local culture and norms, such as dressing appropriately in churches and being mindful of noise levels.

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4 More beautiful and luxurious places we can recommend:

St. Moritz is known for its luxury hotels and resorts, many of which offer world-class amenities such as spas, restaurants, and fitness centers.  So book the best and enjoy your stay.  Don’t plan an itinerary that leaves no space for some downtime.  Incorporate some “me-time” to enjoy the place where you’re staying.  Spend an afternoon just sitting on the patio or walking along the lake or in nature.  There places are spectacular and should be enjoyed.

Kulm Hotel

The Kulm Hotel St Moritz is a luxurious hotel where every room faces the impressive mountainscape, the south-facing ones the Lake St. Moritz and those facing north, the spectacular south flanks of Piz Nair and other enticing parts of the Corviglia region.

Badrutt's Palace Hotel St Moritz

Badrutt's Palace Hotel St Moritz
Badrutt's Palace Hotel

This beautiful hotel offers panoramic views over the Engadine Alps and Lake Sankt Moritz. It features 6 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a free shuttle service to the Corvatsch Cable Car, 500 m away.

Hotel Waldhaus am See

Hotel Waldhaus am See
Hotel Waldhaus am See

Hotel Waldhaus am See lies on the shores of the St. Moritz Lake and offers a breath-taking view of the surrounding mountains of the Engadin Valley.

Suvretta House

Only 2 km from St Moritz you’ll find the Suvretta – set in a natural park, surrounded by the Suvretta-Corviglia winter sport and hiking region.

Suvretta House
Suvretta House

With its stunning scenery, world-class accommodations, fine dining, high-end shopping, and cultural events, St. Moritz is truly a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Whether you’re a ski enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply seeking a luxurious escape in the mountains, St. Moritz is sure to exceed your expectations. So why wait? Start planning your trip to St. Moritz today and experience the beauty and luxury of this remarkable Swiss destination for yourself.

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