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St Moritz library 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 established place for holding of popular sport competitions and gastronomy events. Tourists visiting the resort town on Christmas Eve will witness an engaging sport event as this is exactly the time when the Christmas ski jumping event is held. The Continental Cup in ski jumping engages world renowned sportsmen and attracts thousands of ski sports fans.
The greatest snow skiing runs, the vastest choice of routes, plenty of various sport and health improving centers will be of great pleasure for active leisure enthusiasts. The Engadin resort … Open
In the middle of January the resort holds riding competitions in which more than a hundred of skilled jockeys take part. The same interesting and engaging fest is the Cartier Polo World Cup being a sport event of global scale. However the cultural life in St. Moritz is not limited just to sport competitions and events. The Schlitteda da San Murezzan festival is one of the brightest symbolic country holidays celebrated in the town.
The holiday is started with a bright procession engaging hundreds of local residents. People are driving though the streets of the town in fine decorated teams. The brightest festival opening is succeeded with exciting folk events, street performances and fairs. An essential part of the entertainment program of the festival is folk music groups’ performances. The Schlitteda da San Murezzan festival is the best way to get a deeper insight into local culture, traditions and customs of local folks. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Among other remarkable holidays held in the town the White Turf horserace falling within February is best worth tourist attention being an exciting and dynamic show. The bets equestrians and jockeys take part in the competition. The main place of holding the race competition is still an iced lake. Another engaging event held in the town of St. Moritz is a ski marathon taking place in the middle of March. About 13 thousands of skiers take part in this exciting competition.
St. Moritz Vista The most waited event held on the resort is the Gourmet Food Festival of St Moritz being prepared for the whole year. The best cooks and chefs of the world are engaged in the event. The holiday attracts many haute cuisine fans. Skilled cooks introduce their signature dishes to the public. The festival is the best way to have a great time for genuine gourmands. Classic music admirers should necessarily visit the Snow&Symphony festival.
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 … Open
A few words should be said more specifically about the named festival. It takes place at the end of March, gathering participants talented and well appreciated by the public. Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gidon Kremer, and Mikhail Pletnev have earlier performed at different platforms of the fashionable Badrutt`s Palace Grand Hotel. All these names are familiar to the lovers of symphonic music. Every year, during the event, it is possible to listen to masterpieces of eminent composers of the past performed in the classical version. It is necessary to note that the most large-scale concerts take place in apartments called the Embassy Ball Room. A lot of fascinating events also await visitors with children. The Snow & Symphony festival, for example, is about a special concert intended for the youngest music lovers.
Nokia Ski Advanture Tourists who want to go skiing and at the same time attend a jazz concert will not remain at a loss if they come to St. Moritz during the wonderful Festival da Jazz. It runs within a month, starting at the beginning of July and ending at the beginning of August. The event is not less popular than the Snow & Symphony festival. Norah Jones, Kyle Eastwood, The Royal Rhythms, and Marcus Miller have already been among its headliners. There are several venues for the festival. The ones in Hotel Walther Pontresina, Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Dracula club, and Rondo are considered as main among them. In addition to closed scenes, two open-air venues are organized during the music event. One is in Taiswald Park and another in the green zone near Lake Lej da Staz.
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
A different festival that music fans will find interesting takes place at the end of March. It is held especially for the lovers of club music and called St. Moritz Music Summit. This is one more festival with many scenes around the entire city. It is reasonable because of the extensive program and the huge amount of participants and visitors to the festival. Many of the guests come to St. Moritz just for the sake of the musical event, precisely, for the vivid impressions that they can receive. The event lasts for three days, during which more than twenty well-known DJs delight the crowd; the air is filled up with music that makes you dance. The festival is considered as a kind of opening of the party season in St. Moritz. For many people, an additional cause of elation is that the event can be visited for free.
Swiss Alps Alpes suizos  Zermatt - flickr At the end of August, fans of modern art would be interested in visiting the beautiful St. Moritz Art Masters festival. During the event, the streets of the resort town are decorated with magnificent sculptures and art installations. Works of art are exhibited in art galleries, churches, and museums. Simultaneously, there is a chance to become a viewer of beautiful performances. Every year the festival is dedicated to a particular theme or country. All participants of the event follow a given pattern. The exhibition of the British Classic Car Meeting is also captivating. There you can see more than four hundred vintage cars. It takes place on the first weekend of hot July. The posh cars and their extraordinary owners (and it should be noted, that the owners too, dress to match their retro cars) could be seen on the central streets of the city.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Sankt Moritz
♥   Basilica dell’Apparizione della Beata Vergine, Tirano, 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Mariä Himmelfahrt, Chur, 44.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Benediktinerkloster St. Johann, Müstair, 49.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Assunta e a S. Giovanni Battista, Clusone, 68.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Pfarrkirche St. Florin, Vaduz, 74.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Assunta, Gandino, 76.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Nicolò, Lecco, 79.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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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
♥   Castle 'Schauenstein Castle' , 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torre delle Ore' Bormio, 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Sankt Moritz. Learn the best periods to visit Sankt Moritz to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Sankt Moritz.
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