What to expect in St. Moritz, the luxurious winter sports town in Switzerland?

St. Moritz

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St. Moritz and the rail station, which is close to the lake promenade.

About St. Moritz

St. Moritz is an upper class alpine town which makes a magnificent base for hiking and skiing.


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Facts about St. Moritz

St. Moritz is luxurious and sporty

St. Moritz is one of the most exclusive towns in the Alps. This is where the rich and famous spend their holidays, or own a chalet. Winter sports, hiking, fine dining and luxury shopping can easily be combined here. The famous Glacier Express is the absolute best way to travel to St. Moritz.

Location and scenery

The town is the center of the Upper Engadine valley. It is situated along a small lake at an altitude of 1775 m. It is built on a slope; some streets are steep and the highest chalets are located 200 m over the lake. St. Moritz is surrounded by forests and high mountains. You can start hiking directly from town.

Pros and cons of St. Moritz

St. Moritz isn't the typical scenic alpine town. We feel that 'luxurious' is a more appropriate description than 'beautiful'. The surrounding area is beautiful though, and combined with the special atmosphere of the town, a wonderful vacation is absolutely guaranteed.

St. Moritz makes a perfect base to explore the south of the canton of Graubünden. It's not a good base for day trips to other parts of Switzerland, as that would take too much travel time. Apart from the nightlife in town, the main activities here are outdoors. If you like hiking, biking or winter sports, you can enjoy yourself for weeks in this stunning region.

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