Saint Moritz

St. Moritz is located in the Upper Engadin in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is one of the best-known vacation spots in Europe. It is chic and famous for its ambiance, and is situated next to Engadine's lakescape at 1,856 meters above sea level. The bubbly "champagne atmosphere" is as legendary as the St. Moritz sun, which shines on an average 322 days a year!

Get in

Lake St Moritz

You can get to St.Moritz by train, bus, car, or air.

By train

If you arrive at the International Airport Zurich take the SBB train to Chur and from there the Rhb train over the famous Albulapass to St. Moritz. Trains from Chur to St. Moritz run hourly. The last train from St. Moritz to Chur departs at 9 pm.

Furthermore, St. Moritz is the starting point for the famous Glacier Express and the Palm Express.

By car

If you are coming by car from Switzerland the only pass which is open in winter is the Julierpass. If you come from Davos or Klosters you can take the cartrain from Klosters through the Fluelapass. From Italy you drive over the Bernina or the Maloja.

By plane

There is a small airport in Samedan (www.engadin-airport.ch), which is around 5 kilometres/20 minutes away from St. Moritz. It provides flights to the international airports of Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Milan, and Munich.

By bus

St. Moritz is served by the Post Bus. Buses depart from Chur and Lugano. Reservations may be necessary. The last Post Bus from St. Moritz to Chur leaves at 11 pm. Later there are not any bus or train connections from St. Moritz to Chur. On the way, you can admire a lot of Swiss villages and spectacular mountain views.

Get around

Very good Public transport around St.Moritz. Biking is also very good around St.Moritz. St.Moritz itself is sometimes a bit steep. Very few public parking places in wintertime.

See

St.Moritz
Segantini museum

Do

There are a lot of events in St.Moritz such as operas in all seasons, the British Classic Car Meeting, the surf marathon, the city race, the gourmet festival, etc. For an overview of the upcoming events, take a look at the event calendar of the Engadin .

Sleep

View of the Maloja Palace, with Alpine peaks in the background

People in St. Moritz are very hospitable and its hotels brought St. Moritz to the top of the world. Here, you can find all types of accommodation from luxurious hotels over holiday apartments, mountain lodges, a youth hostel, to a camping place. The best-known hotels are the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, Badrutt’s Palace, and the Kulm Hotel.

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

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