Scintillating St. Moritz is an amazing Summer Alpine Destination

Scintillating St. Moritz is an amazing Summer Alpine Destination

St. Moritz welcomes summer with a number of activities waiting to be explored by guests of all age groups. We’ve put together a list of 10 activities that are not to be missed during your time in St. Moritz. And if you don’t have time to do everything, you’ll simply have to come back again!

Down to the Lake!

In winter the frozen Lake of St. Moritz is an arena for horseracing, polo or cricket matches, but in summer the rowers, sailing boats, fishermen and stand-up paddlers take over. But whatever your favourite sport, you’d better get out there – preferably in the early morning. Watch the first rays of sunshine dance on the water’s surface while most people are still having breakfast.

High tea in the lobby at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

Experience the grandeur of this historic hotel from the comfort of a sumptuous armchair. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is the most famous hotel in the Alps and an icon of St. Moritz’s luxurious five-star accommodation. The fantastic lobby is open to visitors as well. And if you really can’t do without afternoon tea after this experience, try the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and Suvretta House lobbies too.

Enjoy a drop of Whisky 

Hotel Waldhaus am See boasts the world’s most extensive whisky bar. Called Devil’s Place, this in-house bar stocks 2,500 types of whisky and also has made its entrance in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest whiskey collection in the world.

Indulge in some of the local specialities 

The delicious Nusstorte has its origins in the Fuatscha grassa, a round, buttery cake that most Engadin families used to enjoy on a Sunday. Engadin walnut cakes of all sizes are available from the confectioneries of Hanselmann and Hauser in St. Moritz. You must try the traditional dish called the Pizzoccheri, often mixed with vegetables (especially savoy cabbage, spinach and Swiss chard), topped with grated cheese, and sprinkled with melted butter. Certainly no dish for anyone on a diet – but a wonderful treat for the taste buds!

The Barley Soup is a must try as well. Anyone who degrades this wholesome soup to a starter will have learned their lesson after just a few spoonfuls. For the barley, kidney beans, pieces of “Bündnerfleisch” cured meat and large quantity of vegetables that go into making it will curb their hunger for quite some time.

Indulge in Spa Luxury

The best places to be pampered? The OVAVERVA Pool, Spa & Sports Centre St. Moritz, or in the public spas at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Carlton Hotel or Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. By the way: genuine St. Moritz springwater can be enjoyed in St. Moritz Spa, Forum Paracelsus or Kempinski-Spa. Here’s to your health!

Play Golf in the highest Golf Course in Switzerland 

The highest and the oldest golf course in Switzerland is in Samedan. The 18- hole golf course with testing par of 27 was first 1893 and at a height of 1,800 metres, highest in the Alps, which is why Engadin St. Moritz is called ‘the golfing paradise of the Alps’. The Kulm Golf St. Moritz being the second oldest and highest with 9 holes and testing par of 27. The 18-hole golf course in Zuoz-Madulain has become popular as well. Amateur golfers can take special training lessons and assistance at the golf courses from in-house trainers at The Golf Academy.

Visit the highest located casino in Switzerland 

The Casino St Moritz welcomes visitors for an exciting and fun-filled evening of gambling. Guests may try their luck at the American Roulette, Black Jack, Stud Poker or slot machines to start with or visit the Ivory Ball Lounge Bar to dine in style.

Go shopping at shopping at via Serlas

Europe’s highest-lying shopping street, Via Serlas, offers a unique shopping experience. Prestigious fashion labels can be found in elegant boutiques within the smallest of areas. But ordinary sports outlets, delightful souvenir and gift shops, and exclusive delicatessens also belong to the wide range of shopping facilities in this chic Alpine destination.

Enroll your kids at a summer camp

The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, founded in 1904, is a Swiss international boarding school set in spectacular alpine landscape near St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Lyceum campus occupies an extensive site with its own sports fields overlooking the alpine village of Zuoz. The school offers a Summer Camp & Junior Golf Academy. The focus is on languages including German, French or English and sports/excursions and specially designed junior golf academy.  http://www.lyceum-alpinum.ch/en/about-us/our-school/

Just sit back and do nothing!

Don’t forget: You’re here to enjoy yourself. So take it easy and do nothing for a change. Not even any of the items on this list. Savour the creature comforts of your hotel room or holiday rental, treat yourself to breakfast in bed, gaze out of the window – and simply enjoy being here.

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