Hello and Welcome. We’re happy to present to you ideas and inspiration for your time in and around St. Moritz. Summer in the mountains can be sporty, romantic, relaxing, fun and more. In St. Moritz you get an extra urban feeling due to lots of cultural highlights and places with big city vibes. A cosmopolitan in midst of alpine beauty. We hope to inspire you and wish you a wonderful summer.
The free fall is the steepest start of all men´s downhill ski runs (45 degree inclination). In winter, the skiers plunge practically vertically into the depths. In the Vertical Summer Run, the course from St. Moritz Dorf to the start of the men´s downhill run is 5.5 kilometres and around 1000 metres in altitude. Run vertical on the 20th of August.
With its open meadows and pastures, shaded woodland areas and multitude of contrasting paths, Val Fex is an unrivalled hiking paradise in summer. The only sounds you`ll hear are the cheerful tinkling bells of horse-drawn carriages and the crunching of your own footsteps.
The galleries in St. Moritz are too well sorted to ignore them.
A stroll through the galleries in St. Moritz Bad and in the village center can be wonderfully combined with a walk along the lake, where you can enjoy the view of some of the subjects that you will encounter later in one of the galleries.
Famous artists were inspired here, less renowned ones surpassed themselves. A walk through the galleries of St. Moritz therefore often inspires a slightly different view of the familiar.
Shopping in St. Moritz is always a very special experience. Embark on a shopping spree in this cosmopolitan hotspot and you`ll be rewarded with luxury boutiques, exquisite delicatessens and jewellers, galleries, and renowned interior design stores.
As night falls on St. Moritz, no-one
s thinking about going to sleep. Here the hours of darkness are given over entirely to the resorts legendary dazzling parties in the lounges, lively bars and clubs of this Alpine metropolis. It`s the time for a little VIP spotting, for chatting with the locals - and always in style. St. Moritz is at least as exciting by night as it is during the day.
Fly fishing is definitely trending, whether it`s standing in a river, from a boat, or from the lake shore. The Engadin has plenty of flowing waters to sustain innumerable fish-rich sites. Contact the tourist information office to find out more about permits and book an experienced guide to make your day in our out on the water a memorable experience.
St. Moritz is a gourmet mecca for foodies from around the world. One in ten restaurants has a world-class restaurant rating. From Gault Millau points to Michelin stars, all kinds of epicurean awards can be found hanging on the walls of St. Moritz’s culinary establishments.
The Maloja wind: it`s always on time, extremely steady, and transforms the Engadin into surfing and sailing paradise. It always picks up around midday - at least when the sun is shining, which is no rarity in the Engadin. In other words, ideal conditions for kitesurfing and sailing. By contrast, the early morning hours are joy for stand-up paddlers and rowers, when the lakes are calm and the surface of the water is as smooth as glass.
The Rhaetian Railway runs along this UNESCO World Heritage route from St. Moritz to Tirano, linking vastly different climate zones, language regions and cultures. So lean back and enjoy a kaleidoscope of wonderful views of the vast Lago Bianco, the glaciers of the Bernina Massif or deep into the valley of Valposchiavo.
Authentic, alpine-influenced cuisine in elegant surroundings: This year again, young up-and-coming chef Luca Porro has garnered 15 Gault-Millau points. One of Dal Mulin’s specialities is the veal shank ravioli. A feast for the palate – not to mention a glass of fine wine from the cellar’s vast selection of excellent wines and outstanding vintages.
THE BEAT will be open all summer long through to the end of September for both group and private classes! THE BEAT will also host various events and retreats throughout the summer season. Keep up with THE BEAT through instagram @thebeat.fit not to miss a thing and stay fit.
Giovanni Segantini played an important role in reviving Alpine painting and as a representative of Symbolism at the end of the 19th century. Parallels are often drawn between the different phases in his life – Arco in South Tyrol, Milan, the Brianza region to the north of Milan, Savognin in Oberhalbstein, Maloja in the Engadine and finally the Schafberg mountain high above Pontresina – and the sharp rise in his career as an artist, aptly coined in the phrase: «Ever higher – ever more famous».
Just lean back, relax, and take in the fabulous views over the high valley. When you find yourself whiling away the hours enjoying the wonderful sun terraces, the world suddenly seems to turn more slowly. And if, on top of that, you also manage to savour the culinary delights on offer at the hotels, restaurants and mountain huts in and around St. Moritz, then no doubt you are a genuine epicurean connoisseur.
Engadin walnut tart is the ultimate guilty pleasure. Generations of local confectioners have continued to refine this speciality filled with cream, caramel and chunky walnuts. The result is today's renowned Engadin «tuorta da nusch engiadinaisa» – a baking tradition that international visitors have carried back to all corners of the globe. It is available from various patisseries, such as Conditorei Hanselmann and Confiserie Hauser. While you're there you can even read the New York Times as well as other quality newspapers.
St. Moritz is a seductive and heady mix of experiences featuring nature and cosmopolitan elegance: Exquisite international urban flair set against an alpine backdrop. Culture, art, music, shopping, nightlife and fine dining combined with nature’s breathtaking surroundings, from mountains to lakes, well-being, sports, and relaxation.
Once a small stable in the centre of the village of Stampa, Atelier Giacometti became the place where the painter Giovanni Giacometti and his equally famous son Alberto worked from 1906. Thus, world-famous works were created in the place where hay was once stored. The Atelier is the only studio open to the public to have been preserved as the two artists’ work space.
Take a leisurely walk around Lake St. Moritz, watch the ducks, and enjoy the views of the village. As the light and colour of the lake changes several times in the course of a day, you should definitely experience this beautiful stroll at different times. And if you just can’t get enough of the beauty of nature, then take the turn-off leading to the nearby Lej da Staz (Lake of Staz), a truly idyllic little gem.
The Engadin’s network of hiking paths and trails is said to be 580 km long. Nobody knows for sure, but one thing is certain: every mile of it is a nature adventure in itself. Let yourself be inspired by the landscapes and sharpen your eye for detail. Each hike is packed full of treasures waiting to be discovered and, with a little luck, you’ll be able to spot marmots, ibex, and even an eagle.
Anyone waxing lyrical about the ‘Engadin’s panoramic mountain’ is of course talking about Muottas Muragl. The ‘little red train’ takes you up high – to 2,456 m above sea level to be precise. Awaiting the visitor at the summit is not just the most magnificent of alpine panoramas, but also superlative culinary pleasures and emotions on a grand scale. After all, a fairy-tale sunset witnessed from the Panorama Restaurant of the Romantik Hotel is a marvel to behold!
The Engadin is blessed with sunny skies almost all year round, so that even the mountain lakes heat up to over 20 degrees in summer. «Lej da Staz» or Lake Staz is one of the Engadin's best lakes for swimming. The fen meadows and reed banks give it a very special character. Take an early morning dip to invigorate body and soul, or take time for yoga to charge up with new energy and inspiration.
A relaxing wellness programme at one of the many spas is as much a part of St. Moritz in summer as any of its sporting challenges. Since 1907 we know that St. Moritz boasts a tradition of mineral springs that goes back thousands of years. That’s when Europe’s oldest preserved mineral spring catchment system was discovered here, dating from 1466 BCE. This archaeological find can be seen at the Forum Paracelsus.
Our only tip would be: take all the time you need! The village markets have all sorts of fine specialities from the Engadin, Bregalia and the Poschiavo valley, local handicrafts, tastings, and even a children’s programme. Succumb to the irresistible temptations of beekeeper’s honey, sausages, salsiz and salami from the village butcher, bread from the local bakery, craft beer brewed from mountain spring water, organic vegetables, arts and crafts, local bakery products and pastries … With plenty of chats included of course!
Mountain biking in the Engadin is all about superlatives: have your mountain bike transported up to the Piz Nair at 3,057 m above sea level. Then ride the trails right through to Italy and come back by train. There are plenty of discovery tours through forests and valleys, to mountain lakes and glaciers. You’ll find ‘the flow’ almost everywhere. Connoisseurs will opt for the ‘pachific’ (rumantsch for mellow) and discoverers will be lost for words as they explore one exciting route after another.
Forest bathing. The latest health trend is the perfect fit for St. Moritz and its champagne climate. The crisp clear air, the above-average hours of sunshine and the breeze of the Maloja wind make this urban mountain village a natural spa. A walk through the fragrant forests of larch and Swiss stone pine is a genuine ‘boost’ for body and soul.
Some say happiness is a warm saddle. Well, did you know you can also explore the unique mountain scenery of the Engadin on horseback? Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished equestrian, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide or out on your own: the offer available from any of the riding stables around St. Moritz is temptingly diverse.
In winter the frozen Lake of St. Moritz is an arena for horseracing, polo or cricket matches, but in summer the rowers, sailing boats, fishermen and stand-up paddlers take over. But whatever your favourite sport, you'd better get out there – preferably in the early morning. Watch the first rays of sunshine dance on the water's surface while most people are still having breakfast. Magic.
Everyone loves those hip places in big towns and cities where they serve delicious treats with lots of meticulous attention to detail. So why not drop by our young and creative restaurateurs in places like ‘Belmont, ‘Scarpetta’ and ‘Pavarottis Weinbar’ and let yourself be surprised.
Badrutt's Palace is probaly the most famous hotel in the alps and an ikon in St. Moritz. The hotel’s lobby known as Le Grand Hall is the venue for this tea, where guests are offered a choice of 28 teas, salmon, cheese, ham, and cucumber finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and an exquisite selection of sweet treats.
In the heart of St. Moritz, the finest cakes, exquisite pralines, the original Engadin nut torte, and many other delicacies vie for attention in immaculately clean display counters. But simply admiring these delicious treats would be to miss out: indeed, not even Coco Chanel could resist these sweet temptations.
Take off from Samedan, Europe’s highest aerodrome, and enjoy an impressive bird’s-eye-view experience. Below you, the Engadin’s famous mountains appear from a completely different and fascinating angle. Discover a high-alpine wonderland on this breathtaking scenic flight.