The only Olympic Winter Games to take place in Switzerland were held in St. Moritz. Even today, various “Olympia Sites” remind us of this momentous time.
In 1928 and 1948, the only Olympic Winter Games to take place in Switzerland were held in St. Moritz. This means that the capital of the Engadine belongs to the exclusive circle of winter sports destinations, along with Lake Placid and Innsbruck, to have hosted the Winter Olympics twice so far.
For St. Moritz and the Engadine, these Games, which took place amid the world economic crisis and shortly after the end of the Second World War, were of great importance. At that time, the events were much smaller than the Olympics are nowadays, but they led to St. Moritz becoming known all over the world as an Olympic venue in a beautiful high mountain valley on the top of Europe.
Even today, various “Olympia Sites” still remind us of this important time: