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Swiss Alps Alpes suizos  Zermatt - flickr St. Moritz is a paradise for lovers of snow-capped mountains and cross country ski. This place will be also good for snowboarders, lovers of ice skating and just winter walks. St. Moritz is one of the oldest resorts in the world. It is located in a small picturesque lake near the Engadine Valley. This town is a popular ski resort, which attracts tourists not only because here have taken place two Winter Olympic games, but also because the resort consists of a number of small and five large beautiful skiing areas of different levels of complexity.
1. The skiing season on the resort starts in November. Some of the slopes and runs get well preserved till the beginning of May. Tourists may use a convenient system of elevators cruising … Open
St. Moritz traditionally attracts lovers of luxury, comfort and leisure. Life here is full of activities, fun and plenty of places you can visit. Lovers of walking and night life will find many museums, galleries, boutiques and shops, night clubs, discos, restaurants, cafes and bars in St. Moritz. Sporting opportunities of the region for sports enthusiasts include competitions in curling, fitness facilities, horse racing on ice, winter golf, bobsleigh, cricket, snowboarding, horseback riding and riding in horse-drawn sleds.
While visiting a number of city museums, you can get acquainted with its historical past. The Engadine Museum exhibits a collection of the folk art and traditions, Segantini Museum is devoted to art and life of the Italian artist Giovanni Segantini, Virgil Cesana - a former farmhouse which has been turned into a restaurant. In the center of St. Moritz is located the so called "Slash Tower" built in the XII century. The tower, which height is 33m, is 5.5 degrees tilted. Another landmark of the city is the Abbey, on the territory of which are located numerous churches, church treasures and relics. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
St. Moritz being a luxurious ski resort features a vast choice of upscale gastronomy establishments as well. The town boasts about 80 elite restaurants, cozy cafes, budgetary eateries and … Open
Admirers of Friedrich Nietzsche's work should definitely visit the suburban area of Sils-Maria. Here is the summer house of the great philosopher, where the thematic museum is now open. In this house, Nietzsche wrote his legendary work Thus Spake Zarathustra. You can see his personal belongings and manuscripts. The summer house is located in a picturesque area. A wander around will give you plenty of impressions, as well.
Ge 44 649 \/ 11.07.12 The private house of the famous artist Peter Robert Berry has also been preserved in the city. It is now converted into his museum. A collection of beautiful paintings is available to its visitors. The old house itself is of great historical value.
St. Moritz is a resort town with a rich and inspiring cultural life. Almost every week the town holds various engaging sport events and bright fests. The town of St. Moritz has become an … Open
In St. Moritz there are few historical buildings, so each of them is considered an important tourist attraction. Many outstanding historical houses include prestigious hotels nowadays. An excellent example is Badrutt's Palace hotel. The former palace is believed to be the most luxurious in the resort. Its main decoration is the sculpture of the Sistine Madonna. It is incredibly beautiful and is covered with exciting legends. The author of this sculpture is unknown for certain. According to some data, it is the creation of Raphael.
SWISS glaciars ALPS www.pepedelarafoto.com In addition to the first-class ski slopes and excellent conditions for winter sports, St. Moritz is famous for its healing thermal springs. For the first time, they were used several hundred years ago. Their water is enriched with rare minerals and has really useful properties. A first-class wellness center is formed around the springs. You can relax all day long, enjoying water and wellness procedures. The center is very popular with holidaymakers with children.
Apart from splendid snow skiing runs, modern sport complexes and upscale day spa centers, prestigious restaurants and cozy bars, the town of St. Moritz attracts tourists with an exciting … Open
Polar Express sightseeing train is a special sight. Its route passes through the most beautiful mountain regions. The average duration of the journey by train takes about 8 hours. During the trip, you can admire the most beautiful natural scenery, see miniature mountain villages, and overcome more than ten tunnels. In each season, these excursions have their own attractive features.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Sankt Moritz and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Sankt Moritz
♥   Shopping area ' Via Serlas' St. Moritz, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Maistra' St. Moritz, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Sankt Moritz
♥   Castle 'Mello Castle' Mello, 30.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chiavenna Castle' Chiavenna, 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mancapane Castle' Montagna in Valtellina, 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sondrio Castle' Sondrio, 36.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Leone' Castione Andevenno, 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Sankt Moritz
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 53.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal' , 91.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 94.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Tiroler Lechtal' , 105.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Ötztal' , 111.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Sankt Moritz and around
♥   Art museum 'Segantini Museum' St. Moritz, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Sankt Moritz from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Valcamonica Rock Carvings

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The ancient pictures you can find not only on rocks and in caves but also on huge stones. They are placed throughout the whole valley. For thousands of years these stones weren't covered by natural disasters, nevertheless, the ancient petroglyphs were saved. The best time for visiting Valcamonica Rock Carving is a warm period. At this time, you can adore not only with petroglyphs but also with natural wonders of this area. … Read further

Santa Caterina Valfurva

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
One of the most distinctive peculiarities of the health resort is the thermal springs located on its territory, near which the modern health centers were opened. The ski season on Santa Caterina Valfurva takes quite long. On some high mountain passes you can ski since the second half of November until the end of May. Santa Caterina Valfurva is not only a good spa for fans of the extreme sports, but also a very picturesque area, where you can relax at any time of the year. … Read further
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