Golden autumn in St. Moritz
If it’s sports, adventure or culture you’re looking for, venture out of the Middle East and visit Scintillating St. Moritz
Golden autumn in St. Moritz means golden-coloured larch forests, dark blue sparkling lakes and crystal clear mountain air. During daytime it can still become comfortably warm, during the nights you can sleep with open windows due to the lower temperatures.
St. Moritz is one of the most tradition-steeped holiday resorts equated with style, elegance and class. Centrally located in the inspiring Engadin valley, the holiday resort celebrates the picture-book beauty of autumn in high style – with its inimitable cosmopolitan charm.
Enjoy being active while hiking, mountain biking, golfing, and excursions up to the mountains or during a horse-drawn carriage tour.
Some of recommended activities:
Hunting – Game for autumn
From September, around 5,400 hunters ensure that the game population in the Canton of Graubünden is regulated in a sustainable way. The end to this special period is traditionally marked by the St. Hubertus Festival, at which the patron saint of hunters is thanked for a successful hunting season. Non-hunters, meanwhile, probably prefer the culinary aspect of the game season, during which they can enjoy saddle of venison and venison ragout in the many restaurants that include game specialties on their autumn menus.
Make the most of your holiday with the “Mountain railways included” offer. Nowhere else can you go so high for such low prices: stay for at least two nights at any of up to 100 hotels, and travel is included on up to 13 cable cars, funiculars and chairlifts in Engadin St.Moritz. This offer is valid from 1 May to 31 October 2015 (without use of pistes during ski periods), and is not valid with any other offers or discounts.
Operating times of the mountain cableways:
- Corvatsch – until 18thOctober 2015
- Corviglia – until 16thOctober 2015
- Muottas Muragl – until 25thOctober 2015
- Diavolezza – until 16thOctober 2015
(from 17th we’ll start with the winter season up at Diavolezza)
Horse-drawn carriage rides
Enjoy St.Moritz and surroundings in style on a ride in a horse-drawn carriage
A romantic horse-drawn carriage ride around the lake, through the Staz forest or through glamorous St. Moritz is one of the highlights of a stay in St. Moritz. A leisurely trot along the course of a river, past fragrant alpine roses and deep into a mountainous side valley, offers a wonderfully contemplative experience. By the time you have arrived at a sunny terrace, the pleasant rocking motion has given you a healthy appetite for the gastronomic refreshment before your return journey on foot.
Tandem hang-gliding flights
Glide silently the sky: for a tandem flight you don't need any previous experience - just a certain measure of courage
The sensation is indescribable: you can feel the adrenalin level in your body rising as the experienced pilot calmly prepares for take-off at 2,486 metres above sea level. Even from here, the views are awesome ‒ but just a short time later, they completely take your breath away, as the paraglider sails silently over the Engadin lake plateau.
How about shopping at the highest avenue in Europe?
Via Serlas is not only Europe’s highest shopping avenue, it also boasts the highest density of top brands. The excitingly diverse shopping offer available at the fashionable alpine resort includes traditional sports outlets, souvenir and gift shops, and exclusive delicatessens. Guests from abroad also have the opportunity to reclaim in cash the Value Added Tax (VAT) on any purchases of CHF 300 or more they make on site in St. Moritz. These VAT refunds can be conveniently obtained at the offices of Travel Tours AG on the Via Serlas shopping avenue.
The galleries and museums in St.Moritz are too well stocked to be ignored
The galleries and museums of St. Moritz are too well-stocked to be missed. You can easily combine a tour of the galleries in St. Moritz Bad and the village centre with a stroll along the lake – where you are likely to come across many of the motifs that you will later encounter in one of the galleries. Famous artists have found inspiration, while lesser-known names have excelled themselves in their particular field. As a result, a stroll through the galleries and museums of St. Moritz often prompts the viewer to take a fresh look at the familiar.
Opening time of the hotels in St.Moritz:
After an active day your muscles ache, your body craves relaxation, your mind seeks inspiration. In St.Moritz you can find a lot of nice hotels that can satisfy the needs of any tourist and will make your stay unforgettable.
About St. Moritz
In 1864, hotelier Johannes Badrutt made a bold wager with some of his English summer guests: he promised them that if they came back in the winter, they would still be able to enjoy the mild Engadin sunshine on his terrace in their shirtsleeves. If not, he would pay their travel costs. The guests came back at Christmas – and returned home at Easter, tanned, relaxed and happy. And so, 150 years ago, winter tourism was born in St Moritz. However, the village had been welcoming guests long before that. The rich and beautiful from all over Europe flocked to St Moritz in the summer to visit the iron-rich mineral springs, which were discovered in St Moritz over 3,000 years ago. The scintillating Alpine resort has written history in other ways, too. Switzerland’s first electric light shone here, Europe’s first Palace Hotel was built here, and new sports have been created here that have gone on to achieve worldwide popularity – the most recent being kite-sailing on the nearby Lake Silvaplana. Today this Alpine metropolis is renowned throughout the world as the ultimate holiday resort.