What are the best things to do in St. Moritz?

Rachel Marusak Hermann

From high altitude exhilaration to ultimate relaxation at the spa, St. Moritz promises to leave you rejuvenated. Forbes Travel Guide’s editors suggest these five St. Moritz attractions that shouldn’t be missed:
 
1. Visit Piz Nair. Take a deep breath when you take in the stunning views from this mountain, reached via funicular and an aerial tramway and situated at an elevation of 10,030 feet.
 
2. Walk by the lake. Soak up one of the 322 days of St. Moritz sun with a stroll around the gorgeous Lake St. Moritz. The centerpiece of the Swiss town, it’s a beautiful spot in summer and winter.
 
3. Tour Glacier Grotto. When you make the journey up the summit of the Corvatsch Mountain hiking trails, you’ll be rewarded with the natural beauty of the Glacier Grotto as well as Alpine lake and pasture views.
 
4. Take a bath. Real Champagne baths aren’t recommended, but you’ll feel rejuvenated after bathing in carbonated mineral water — also known as a “Champagne bath” — at Medizinisches Therapie Zentrum spa.
 
5. Indulge in fondue. The Swiss cheese-based dish is best enjoyed in a cozy village restaurant with a rustic atmosphere, and in winter, a welcoming fire. You’ll find this at St. Moritz’s Chesa Veglia, a converted farmhouse in the center of town that’s run by the team at Badrutt’s Palace.

  • On March 11, 2013
    Caroline Patek answered the question: Caroline Patek

    What are the best places to stay in St. Moritz?

    My absolute favorite place in St. Moritz is Badrutt's Palace Hotel. From the moment I was picked up at the train station by a Rolls-Royce — compliments of the hotel — I knew I would exprience high-end luxury from start to finish. The property overlooks Lake St. Moritz and feels majestic in every way, from the elegant and plush guest rooms — complete with remote control shades over the balconies — to the outdoor tennis courts with views of the Swiss Alps. High ceilings, long hallways and exquisite decor transport you back in time to the hotel's beginnings in the late 1800s, and modern facilities like a nightclub and spa keep it from feeling outdated.
  • On March 11, 2013
    Caroline Patek answered the question: Caroline Patek

    What are the best places to stay in St. Moritz?

    My absolute favorite place in St. Moritz is Badrutt's Palace. From the moment I was picked up at the train station by a Rolls-Royce — compliments of the hotel — I knew I would exprience high-end luxury from start to finish. The property overlooks Lake St. Moritz and feels majestic in every way, from the elegant and plush guest rooms — complete with remote control shades over the balconies — to the outdoor tennis courts with views of the Swiss Alps. High ceilings, long hallways and exquisite decor transport you back in time to the hotel's beginnings in the late 1800s, and modern facilities like a nightclub and spa keep it from feeling outdated.
  • On March 11, 2013
    Caroline Patek answered the question: Caroline Patek

    What are the best places to stay in St. Moritz?

    My absolute favorite place in St. Moritz is Badrutt's Palace. From the moment I was picked up at the train station by a Rolls-Royce — compliments of the hotel — I knew I would exprience high-end luxury from start to finish. The property overlooks St. Moritz Lake and feels majestic in every way, from the elegant and plush guest rooms — complete with remote control shades over the balconies — to the outdoor tennis courts with views of the Swiss Alps. High ceilings, long hallways and exquisite decor transport you back in time to the hotel's beginnings in the late 1800s, and modern facilities like a nightclub and spa keep it from feeling outdated.
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  • On February 6, 2013
    Alex Skjong answered the question: Alex Skjong

    What’s the best way to get to St. Moritz?

    Traveling to St. Moritz on a private jet from NetJets is a great way to kick off your Swiss getaway. Acquiring a pre-paid jet card with 25 hours of flight time or securing fractional ownership of a jet (available in 25-hour increments and with different combinations of aircrafts) is simple and can cut your total travel time by as much as two-thirds compared to commercial flights. Not only will your time in the air be shorter, it’ll be sweeter as well. Sip on champagne and enjoy artisan cheeses as the clouds soar by, ushering you to the resort town. Use your serene time in the air to plan your trip: Hit the slopes, hike on five billion tons of ice at the Pers and Bernina glaciers, enjoy delectable fondue to warm you up from the chilly outdoors and much more.