One night St Moritz: Piz Nair or Muottas Muragl ?

One night St Moritz: Piz Nair or Muottas Muragl ?

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Canadarocks
Canadarocks
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Apr 28, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Unfortunately we will have just one night in St Moritz in August (because I know there is a free cablecar offer if you stay two nights). And I think our Swiss Travel Passes do not get us any discount as well (we don't plan on visiting Corvatsch). We want to keep our hotel reservation and our dinner booking in St Moritz. We leave early the next morning on the Glacier Express to Zermatt.

If the weather is good I'd like to visit either Piz Nair or Muottas Muragl. I've gone on the sbb.ch site and both start points are accessible from our hotel with just a 4 minute walk. Piz Nair by 2 funiculars and 1 cable car. Muottas Muragl by a bus and a funicular.

We won't be able to start either trip until about 14:00. I know that Muottas Muragl is open later in the summer, if that makes a difference.

If the weather is clear (we won't do either if it is not obviously), which do you recommend?

Annika
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Apr 29, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Hi Canadarocks,

Both can be highly recommended. Piz Nair would be a bit easier to reach from your hotel. It offers views of the lakes and several mountain tops. Muottas Muragl does so as well, but offers a wider view of the Upper Engadine lake region. If you'd like to combine your visit with having dinner, the panoramic restaurant at Muottas Muragl would be a great option.

Canadarocks
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Apr 29, 2016 - 8:19 PM in reply to Annika

We will be eating dinner at our hotel that evening. Hopefully the weather will be good and knowing that we can only choose one, which of the two would you recommend?

Arno
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Apr 30, 2016 - 11:50 AM

You really can't go wrong with either. You just need good weather. Personally, with limited time, I would do the one that is easiest logistically: Piz Nair. Afterwards a stroll around the lake may be.

Canadarocks
Canadarocks
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May 1, 2016 - 2:00 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno & Annika. Good to know that they're both good choices. Hope the weather is clear!

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May 23, 2016 - 10:37 AM

I've read on this website that Piz Nair is a difficult trail, over 5 hrs to complete, 16 km. Is it possible to do a partial walk on this trail .... and is it really difficult? Like canadarocks, we are in St. moritz for one night only. Thank you!

Arno
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May 23, 2016 - 1:12 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi Wayne,

There are multiple trails starting at Piz Nair. I suppose you mean the one to Bever? The main difficulty of that one is the length: over 16 km, lots of descending and nearly 6 hours (breaks not counted). Technically, the trail is not very difficult. There are other options too. You could follow the first part of this trail but then walk towards Alp Suvretta and finally to the Signal cable car, which takes you down to St. Moritz-Bad. It would guess this takes about 3 hours or so. It's a very different walk though, scenery wise. The only way to shorten the original walk is to end it at Spinas and take a train there. Note that trains do not stop frequently there, but there's a very nice restaurant to wait for the train if needed. You will save 50-60 minutes of walking by doing this, so it's still a pretty long hike.

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