Things to do in St Moritz & Surrounds
Finding things to do in St. Moritz, the luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley is never hard. At an elevation of about 1,800 metres (5,910 ft) above sea level this stunning town has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. You’ll marvel at the beautiful outdoor Olympic ice rink. The frozen lake hosts polo, cricket and even horse racing on ice.
In addition to the sensational skiing on offer, there are a number of cultural and non-ski related things to do in St Moritz. Afternoon tea at Hanselmann, one of the most famous coffee houses in St Moritz is a must! The confectionery, bakery and tea room opened in 1894 and has welcomed the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and John Lennon. Enjoy the bakery, praline, cakes and a delicious lunch menu.
A trip by horse-drawn carriage to the Val Fex from Sils Maria, a small village a few kilometres away is another beautiful day or afternoon trip when looking for things to do in St Moritz. This is renowned for being one of the most romantic experiences far and wide. Enjoy a beautiful lunch at Restaurant Alpenrose or Hotel Fex, both serving up sensational Swiss cuisine.
For those in need of some rest and relaxation
A spa afternoon at Mineralbad & Spa, natural spring water baths, is the perfect way to relax after a day of skiing. Every bathing room is finished off with elaborate glazed mosaic tiles. From the bathing pools to the walls and ceilings. The carefully chosen blend of colours, together with the internal lighting design, creates the mystical mood setting. The bathing experience is spread out over five stories including the roof where one can bathe outside under the church tower with a view of the Alps. Massages are also available, if you are feeling a little sore after a long day on the hill.
Muottas Muragl Toboggan Run is a lot of fun for those brave enough to take on the challenge. There are 20 curves in all on the fastest of all the region’s toboggan runs; a vertical drop of 718 metres over 4.2 kilometres! For those needing a bit of Dutch courage…enjoy a drink on the panorama terrace overlooking the stunning Engadine valley before descending.
The Snow Polo World Cup is held each year in January on the frozen lakes and is another activity which should be top of your list of things to do in St Moritz . It is a sporting event unlike any in the world – filled with fur coats, diamonds and lots of glamour spectators. Glitz and glamour aside, if you can get a ticket it is well worth going to have a look!
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