Worth seeing in St. Moritz

Forget Pisa

The Leaning Tower is St. Moritz's most spectacular sight, no doubt. Here is a list of things you should make sure to visit as well.

The St. Moritz Bucket List is a great inspiration for the guests of St. Moritz during their stay on Top Of The World. For those who still haven't had enough St. Moritz has yet more fascinating sights up its sleeve. The Leaning Tower, to name one. It is as much a part of St. Moritz as the Statue of Liberty is of New York or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Built in 1570 as the steeple of the St. Mauritius Church, it was relieved of its bells in 1890 to make it less top-heavy, and, in 1893, it saw its nave removed. It has been restored a total of five times and somewhat straightened. The 33-metre-high tower has a 5.5-degree tilt, thereby exceeding even the cant of the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. This St. Moritz icon is located in the heart of the village, opposite the Kulm Hotel.

More crooked than the Leaning Tower of Pisa: the leaning tower in St. Moritz boasts a 5.5 degree incline.
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The Forum Paracelsus – back to the source

St. Moritz, in fact, first rose to prominence more than 3,400 years ago when it was first hailed as a spa. The Forum Paracelsus, a pump room built around 1866, has been carefully renovated and turned into a museum. An audio tour, supported by touch screens, will have you relive the history of the mineral springs of St. Moritz. A drinking fountain invites you to taste the St. Moritz seltzer water. The original Mauritius well from the Bronze Age, dated to 1411 BC, displayed behind glass, is the centrepiece of the museum. The Forum Paracelsus, located next to the St. Moritz health spa, is open every day of the week; admission is free.

The Chesa Futura – a UFO at your doorstep

The British architect Norman Foster built or restored many exceptional buildings in St. Moritz. The Chesa Futura, sitting just above the centre of the village, arguably, is his masterpiece. The entire facade of the building, its shape reminiscent of a UFO, is covered with some 250,000 larch shingles. And, now you're here, you might as well embark on an extensive architectural walk through St. Moritz.

The Olympic stadium of 1928 and 1948

St. Moritz, Lake Placid, and Innsbruck belong to a select circle that hosted Olympic Games twice. The former Olympic stadium is the most prominent legacy of the St. Moritz Olympic Games. The building has been carefully renovated by Rolf Sachs, a furniture designer and sports and culture enthusiasts with close ties to St. Moritz. He has made it his home. Even so, it remains open to the public. The building is situated next to the Kulm Golf Club's Golf Academy, near the Kulm Hotel.

The comprehensive list

All St. Moritz landmarks