St. Moritz

St. Moritz is a stylish village in the quiet Engadine region of eastern Switzerland. It’s set on the edge of a beautiful lake, and there are many lifts that will take you high in the mountains for white-capped mountain views. The central core of town is pedestrian-only, with a great number of interesting shops.  This is where a lot of the rich and famous come – especially in winter – and 5-star hotels and expensive watch shops are well-represented in town.

Even if shopping is not your thing though, St Moritz is a great base for this beautiful region, although people who like a quieter atmosphere might prefer nearby Pontresina.  The series of lakes in the region are beautiful and there are a hikes, from easy walks to big excursions.  The Glacier Express and Bernina Express scenic trains both stop here.

The Engadine region is culturally rich, with influences from Italian, German and Romansh (a remnant of Roman occupation centuries ago). The buildings sport distinctive painted designs, which are especially apparent in the charming Engadine villages of Zuoz and Guarda, either of which are worth a daytrip from St. Moritz.  The Swiss National Park is also nearby and can easily be visited in a day.