St. Moritz is thoroughly cosmopolitan. The Alpine resort’s blend of glamour, lifestyle, sport and pristine nature outshines even the world’s greatest cities. Breathtaking landscapes meet culinary extravagance, highclass events, luxury and design to create a uniquely exclusive lifestyle that can only be found in St. Moritz.
As you stroll through its picturesque lanes, you’ll soon understand why St. Moritz is one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world. Nowhere else can you find such a concentration of gourmet restaurants, grand hotels, luxury boutiques and galleries. In fact, one in ten restaurants in St. Moritz has received a culinary award and this secluded Alpine retreat boasts nearly as many prestigious galleries as London.
From Andy Warhol to Hitchcock
Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock – they’ve all been here. Charlie Chaplin even landed his plane on Lake St. Moritz when it was frozen over. There’s virtually no major star who hasn’t journeyed to this sunny Alpine valley and enjoyed the spectacular views of the lake and mountains from the balconies of Badrutt’s Palace.
St. Moritz is stylish elegance and bold eccentricity, seductive charm and wild natural beauty. When snowflakes float down thickly from the sky, forming a fluffy white layer on the legendary tower of Badrutt’s Palace, it’s easy to understand why this fairytale location continues to attract filmmakers and artists from around the world.
It all started with the mineral springs
The St. Moritz lifestyle is an intriguing mix of glamorous savoir vivre, prestigious events and a cosy, feelgood atmosphere. It can be traced back to the centuries-old spa culture that developed around the region’s healing mineral springs. St. Moritz’s reputation as a spa town is built on the naturally carbonated and iron-rich mineral water that flows from the Mauritius fountain. The town’s first golden age began in 1831 with the construction of a new bathhouse, which soon attracted many illustrious guests.
The famous mineral springs are still bubbling away today and form the basis for a variety of unique and holistic therapies. From invigorating carbonated mineral water baths, soothing Alpine moor mud packs or simple relaxation for body, mind and soul – MTZ Heilbad St. Moritz offers guests the healing power of nature in all its many facets.
The ultimate lifestyle, in every respect
Sporty during the day, elegant in the evening: St. Moritz is synonymous with a variety of winter sports, stunning hiking trails, first-class events and a diverse array of entertainment. Early in the morning you can enjoy the sunrise on Piz Nair and take in the breathtaking views before carving your first S of the day in the powder snow. After a short refuelling stop at one of the many mountain restaurants, you can either head to the next downhill run or pull on your ice-skates and coast along the magical, shimmering black ice of the frozen lakes. A shopping trip to Via Serlas, Europe’s highest outdoor shopping promenade, is a great way to round off a truly eventful day.
This ski region at the top of the world also offers plenty of options for wellness and relaxation. From mountain yoga to spa treatments, visitors can find their own personal haven of tranquillity, surrounded by pristine nature and snowcapped mountains. When it’s time to dine, awardwinning restaurants serve up elegant dishes that never fail to delight. At the end of the day, you can luxuriate in a plush king-size bed at one of the many opulent grand hotels.
But even more than the spectacular skyhigh location and invigorating climate, it is the people that make St. Moritz and its unique lifestyle so special. Genuine hospitality and a mix of interesting characters are the reasons why St. Moritz has long been one of the world’s leading holiday destinations.