With backdrops of breath-taking forests blanketed in snow, and dramatic peaks cutting into cobalt skies, lakeside St. Moritz is as picturesque an alpine destination as you could imagine.
In the eastern Swiss canton of Graubünden, it is the original alpine playground, attracting royalty and the rich for over 150 years, and is more than equipped to cater for the rarefied crowds both in the winter and verdant summers.
While skiing is an integral part of St Moritz, there’s so much more to discover and enjoy in remarkable region.
Thanks to its location, the town enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year and is popular with walkers for most of the year. Art lovers and history enthusiasts can visit the Segantini Museum, which is dedicated to the painter Giovanni Segantini who spent the last years of his life here in the Engadine Valley.
Or make the most of the spectacular vistas by descending from Diavolezza to the Morteratsch Glacier. Those looking to rejuvenate in the clear, bracing air can spend time at Heilbad St Moritz, making the most of the mineral springs that were discovered some 3,000 years ago.
When to go
St. Moritz is one of Switzerland's most famous winter destinations and skiing and snowshoeing is a lot of fun this time of year. It is also great during the summer months when you can hike and enjoy the beautiful blue skies and flowering meadows.
What to do
- Visit the Segantini Museum