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St. Moritz, the famous holiday resort is nestled 6000 feet high in the Swiss Alps in a valley confining beautiful lakes, pine forests and an enigmatic deep blue sky.
The city hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 1928 and in 1948 and since then it has become one of the renowned ski resorts in the world. Today the name 'St. Moritz' stands for a 'chic, vibrant and elegant' town, second home to the rich and famous, enjoying a special atmosphere!
St Moritz is the ultimate destination for all those who have an interest in adventure sports like skiing, bobsledding or trekking and is famous world wide for its ski resorts. The area has slopes for both the beginner and the expert and thus gathers ski lovers from all over the world every year. There are good accommodation facilities and something of interest for everyone is available here.

Fact File
Country : Switzerland
Population : 185700
Area : 7105 km
Languages : German, French, Italian & Romansch
Official Currency : Euro; 1 Euro = 52.443 Indian Rupee = 1.2047 US $ = 0.678141 GBP(subject to change)
Location : St. Moritz is situated in the heart of the Engadin Valley in Graubunden and is influenced by three cultures: those of the German-speaking majority of its residents, the Romanish-speaking population of the Engadine and the nearby Italians.

Getting There
By Train : One can take an international train to Zurich and then change for St. Moritz. There are connections from Zurich to St. Moritz every hour with changing trains in Landquart. Intercity trains connect St. Moritz to various cities in the country.
During the winters it is recommended to travel to St Moritz by train.
By Air : St. Moritz has its own little airport and is 126 km (79 miles) from Lugano, the nearest city. The resort is 194 km (121 miles) from Zurich and 424 km (264 miles) from Geneva. Thus, if one lands in either of the cities then a flight can be taken to St. Moritz.
Ski resort of St MoritzBy Road : If one love driving, then the easiest route is from Zürich to Chur toThusis. Then lies a 30-mile stretch over the Julier pass but when the pas is closed one can go through the Thusis-Samedan car-train tunnel.

Getting Around
By Road : Cars and taxis are available on hire in the city to provide a convenient way to get around the city.

Accommodation
The city of St Moritz offers a wide range and variety of hotels and here is a list of some of them:
5 Star hotels in the city:
Best Western Steffani hotel
Badrutt’s Palace hotel
Waldhaus am see hotel
4 Star hotels in the city:
Hotel Crystal
Hotel Schweizerhof
3 Star hotels in the city:
Suvretta house


Major tourist attractions
Winter Sports :
Downhill Skiing
Snowboarding
Cresta Run : This a unique sport in the world where participants speed up to 85 mph down the ice canal sleds. There are races or training are organised daily. Main events: Heaton Gold Cup, Curzon Cup, Grand National, Gunter Sachs Challenge Cup. (from December 22 to the end of February)
Bob Run : It is the only remaining natural ice bobsled run in the world. Main events include Swiss and European championships, bobsled world championships. Instructions for beginners & Bobsled taxi rides for guests are available but an advance registration is mandatory. (from. December 22 to the end of February)
Lake at St MoritzCurling : The venue for the game is the Curling Center Al Parc which has 8 to 16 natural ice rings. Here training sessions, matches and tournaments are conducted daily.
Polo on snow : This is the oldest and most popular game in the world. It is played with red balls on the white turf on the frozen St. Moritz lake.
Cricket on snow : The first cricket tournament in history to take place on a frozen lake was staged in St. Moritz in February 1989. Since then it has become the most sought for game during winter season.

Summer Sports :
Sailing (July / August) : Sailing on the St. Moritz lake - 6000 feet above sea level is very popular during the summers! International champions meet every year annually for thrilling competitions.
Wild water river rafting : Exciting river rafting adventure on the Inn River, the "King of the Alpine Rivers" is a thrilling experience. Certified guides are available for adequate guidance during rafting..
Inline Skating : Engadin Inline Skating Marathon is very popular. Various training schedules are available.
Golf : 18 hole golf course in Samedan, St. Moritz is present. Over 40 tradition-rich tournaments are on the program every summer. Main events: St. Moritz Gold Cup, Heineken Cup. Since summer 2001 new 9-hole executive golf course situated at the Kulm Hotel and since 2003 new 18-hole course in Zuoz.


Other Attractions
Shopping : Many exclusive boutiques with the latest creations of leading designers from Paris and Milan can be bought from St. Moritz. Other shops include Swiss watches and knives, souvenir stores and also traditional cake cafes are located in the small center of town.
Segantini Museum : About 1km west of St. Moritz Dorf on Via Somplaz, the terrace road, is a curious domed church-like structure which holds the excellent Giovanni Segantini Museum displaying the beautiful work of a painter who spent the twelve years before his sudden death at the age of 41 working to portray the clear mountain light of the Upper Engadin.

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