Did you know which small city started (1864) winter tourism in the Alps?
It was St. Moritz (1 800m above the sea)! The town is located in the middle of the Swiss Alps. This place is simply wonderful. One of the symbols is the lake (St. Moritz), which is frozen during winter season where you can do a lot of sports activities on it. No wonder, that with its more than 300 sunny days in a year it is popular and chic winter ski resort of the world! This place has an original history – around 3000 years ago mineral springs were discovered and the town was known like a summer spa resort!
WHAT CAN YOU DO HERE
- skiing & snowbording – there are areas with more than 300km of slopes, with more than 20 modern lifts, gondolas and funiculars. Perfect conditions for all skill levels skiers
- ice-skating & speed skating – on the frozen lake
- cross-country skiing – which has a paradise scenery with more than the 200km of trails
- bob run – Olympic bobsleigh run (the world’s oldest)
- walking- across the city, around the frozen lake..
- shopping – there are many luxuries shops (Gucci, Dior, Valentino..)
- visiting -Segantini Museum(paintings of G. Segantini) and Engadine Museum (history of the place)
GOOD TO KNOW
The city hosted the Winter Olympic games – 1928 and 1948, snow Polo World Cup and also ice Cricket Tour. Many royals, celebrities, billionaires love this special place and come every season. Their favourite hotels are for example the oldest iconic Badrutt’s Palace hotel, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz or Suvretta House. The film productions like extraordinary scenery. Ski scenes for James Bond (For your eyes only, The spy who loved me or a View to a kill) was filmed here…
St. Moritz is located in the biggest canton of Switzerland – Graubünden, which is well known for other many beautiful ski resorts:
MY TIP – is the SKI RESORT AROSA! Did you know that very well known Sir A. C. Doyle (British author of the Sherlock Holmes) discovered this place already during his ski adventure in 1894 and enjoyed the lunch in the Hotel Seehof. And another famous (German) novelist – T. Mann, stayed in Waldhotel (1933), during his Swiss exile.
If are you looking for a nice and good quality location for family holidays, you must to try this resort! AROSA is a small town and well-known touristic centrum in the summer and of course in the winter for safe and comfortable skiing (more than 220km slopes), snowbording, sledging. This place is very popular for family with kids!
FOOD and DRINKS – you can be sure that you will find in canton Graubünden perfect hospitality and service. Don’t miss good typical Swiss food – there are all here! I love all of them. You must try cheese Fondue, Raclette, Rösti, local cheese or simply a plate of the local speck and salami. Typical walnut tart with coffee is a good choice for a small afternoon break. Local red wine tastes unexpectedly great!
This season is almost over but you have plenty of time for next winter…
Have a nice trip and don’t forget to take positive energy and good ski equipment!