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Classic holidays
in St. Moritz

St. Moritz is one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world. Its name is trademark protected and synonymous worldwide with style, elegance and class.

Some places on earth are simply unlike anywhere else. The mere mention of their name is strangely compelling and brings to mind all manner of stunning imagery. You may or may not be a fan – but you can't deny their other-worldly appeal. St. Moritz is one such place. It's a classic holiday destination. For it was here, 1,856 metres above sea level, in the heart of the spectacular Upper Engadin lakes district, that the notion of winter holidays was born. This Alpine village has also hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions. The first electric light, the first skiing school and Switzerland's first electric tram are among the other pioneering feats in St. Moritz's long list of achievements. And yet: St. Moritz originally rose to prominence due to its mineral springs, which have been attracting visitors for around 3,000 years.

Alpine lifestyle at its best

Today St. Moritz is the number one Alpine holiday destination. It is home to exceptional leisure and sporting facilities, culture par excellence, exclusive shopping opportunities and hosts events on the world stage. Visitors can also look forward to internationally renowned first-class hotels and award-winning restaurants. The atmosphere is distinctly cosmopolitan and the legendary St. Moritz sun shines on average for 322 days of the year.

Registered trademark

The St. Moritz sun logo has been used to promote the world's most famous winter holiday destination for over 80 years. It replaced the previous snow rabbit symbol in 1930 and is the oldest tourism logo still in use today. Four versions of the sun image were registered as early as 1937, while the St. Moritz name was registered in 1986 – making it the first geographical location in the world to be trademarked.

St. Moritz in winter
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How to get to St. Moritz

Even the journey there is stunning

St. Moritz is located in Engadin on the southern side of the Alps at 1,856 metres above sea level – in between Zurich, Milan and Munich.

The Rhaetian Railway (RhB) route from Chur to Engadin is one of the most picturesque and technologically fascinating in all of Europe, with its spiral tunnels and dizzying viaducts. You can also travel to Engadin from Landquart via the Klosters-Vereina tunnel. The train trip from Zurich Main Station to St. Moritz takes a good three hours.

St. Moritz is also accessible by bus or car from northern Switzerland, Ticino, Italy or Austria via a network of well-built Alpine roads. It takes around three hours to drive from Zurich and Milan and four hours from Munich. If you're keen to avoid the winding Alpine roads, you can load your vehicle onto the car transporter in Klosters/Selfranga. More information: www.vereina.ch. Information about the current road conditions in Graubünden are available at www.strassen.gr.ch.

St. Moritz has its own airport. You can fly directly to Engadin Airport from the international airports in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Milan and Munich. There are also air taxi connections to many other national and international destinations.

St. Moritz in summer
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