Chiesa San Carlo in St.Moritz-Bad
is a bit outside of the centre of St. Moritz, in one of the suburbs called St.Moritz-Bad (=bath). You will see this lovely church at the end of the lake and you will pass by it, when driving towards the Malojapass.. Chiesa San Carlo reminded me a lot of churches like you normally find them in Italy. This church is beautifully lighted at night and you will see it from a big distance already, because it was built quite close to the lake. For cardrivers there are lots of parking-spaces next to the church, walking-time from the trainstation of St.Moritz along the lake to Chiesa San Carlo will be around 15 minutes maybe.
The town of St.Moritz is really NOT my cup of tea !
So far I really enjoyed every town of Switzerland except for St. Moritz, that was a really big disappointment for me.This town simply does not have any character in architecture for me, it is more of a heap of modern and oversized buildings than a town, where it is some fun to walk through. I also was not lucky with the weather and the only 2 things of St.Moritz that I enjoyed was the Hanselmannhaus and the walk along the lake : see it in my last picture and there was also the church of Sta. Maria, that is also worth to take a look inside, I made a sepate tip about this church.
Diavolezza is a wonderfull daytrip from St.Moritz
Diavolezza with a hight of 2978 m above sealevel is one of the best places to go and touch the snow even in summertime: All of my photos here were made in August, thats the hottest month in Switzerland ! A cablecar gets you up to Diavolezza in summer and winter. And even in summer the glacier gets pretty close to the upper station of the cablecar. They have a good restaurant there, it is shown in my main photo. You can get to the cablecar-station also by train.
Muottas Muragl is just 4km from St.Moritz
and from up there you will have a great view of St. Moritz and the surrounding mountains. The funicular will take you up there in summer and in wintertime. The station of the MMB (Muottas Muragl Bahn) is just about 2km from Pontresina / 4 km from St.Moritz and in my main photo you will see the village Celerina Schlarigna in the foreground and St. Moritz in the middle of the photo, on the right of that 1st lake.
There are various hiking-paths starting from the top-station of that funicular, there is a great restaurant and hotel and also a large playground for children.
Bernina is a passroad in the south-east of St.Moritz
and the mountains behind this passroad will also be partly covered by snow in summertime, like my main photo here that Imade in August 2009. The road to Bernina-pass starts in Pontresina and takes you up gently to Passo del Bernina with a hight of 2330 meters above the sealevel. The track of the Rhaetische Bahn goes partly the same way, partly it crosses the passroad, causing long waitingtimes especially in summertime. But these places are also great to take photos of this very special train that was built in 1910 and became recently a UNESCO-worldheritage.
Rhätische Bahn (RhB):
a trainline as a UNESCO-worldheritage
Rhaetische Bahn (RhB) was granted the title of a UNESCO worldheritage in the year 2008, mainly for its extraordinary construction of breathtaking bridges and tunnels taking this narrow-gauge railway through the swiss mountains all year long. There are the Albula and the Bernina lines between Thusis (close to Chur) and Tirano in Italy.
There are several Deals and offers for this railway, just click on the link below !
In summertime they offer special wagons without a roof - see one of them in my 3rd photo and all year long they also have wagons with extra windows in the roof, like shown in my 4th pic.
The Hanselmann-house was my favorite in St. Moritz
On the total I have to admit that I did not like the architecture of St.Moritz very much ! All the buildings are just posh, but without a soul and the so-called Hanselmann-house was the only house in St. Moritz that I liked for its quite unique architecture. It is a well-known confectionary shop and the facade sticks out of the many modern and soulless buildings in the very centre of St.Moritz. You have to walk uphill in order to get there , next time I will try their cakes as well, they also have lots of excellent works of art, made of sugar and marcipan in their windows. Read more about them after clicking on the link below !
Celerina is 2 km from Saint Moritz
and San Gian is this old church that you will find a bit outside of the village of Celerina and you will see it also from the main road while driving to St. Moritz. Unfortunately the church is normally locked except for certain festivities maybe. They have their own car-park and as this is one of the very few places that does not state "No Camping" I stayed there in my motorhome over night 2 times. Of course it is always best to explore such a place during the day, so you know how to drive there and then you drive there again at 10.00pm or so and nobody will care, as long as you are leaving early in the morning again.
El pico mas alto de la montaña Corviglia, se encuentra a 3'057 mts de altura
Aqui tienes restaurantes, tambien esta conectada a pista de esquiar negras y rojas.
La vista es espectacular, si tienes suerte y tener un dia despejado puedes ver los pueblos alrededores, corvach, diaolezza etc
tambien mucha gente sube y se lanza por lo que llaman fuera de pista.
The highest peak of the mountain Corviglia, is 3'057 meters tall
Here are restaurants, is also connected to ski trail black and red.
The view is spectacular, if you're lucky and have a clear day you can see the others twon around, corvach, diaolezza etc.
too many people rises and is released by what they call off the track.
We took the cable car right to the top of the Alps in St Moritz. to Piz Nir. I can't ski so it as to watch the people that were skiing, and to generally have a look about. At the mid station it was all about those that Ski, although sitting out in the sun on the benches was very nice, just watching! There is also a restaurant for food and drinks. We carried on up to the top, where the views were amazing. There were far more advanced ski runs up here, and a nice cafe as well. Lots of viewing platforms to look about from too, and LOADS of snow (where we were there!)
One of the most beautiful mountains I've ever seen. It has snow all year round. We went there in August, and we really enjoyed ourselves playing in the snow. The restaurant on the mountain is quite expensive but you cannot help not having a plate of pasta while having a breathtaking scenery in front of you. Souvenirs are not that expensive. The cable car takes about 10 minutes and costs around 29CHF, but it is worth every penny.
Everyone has heard of St Moritz - playground of the rich and famous and site of the Winter Olympics. St Moritz is a small town in the Engledine area of southeast Switzerland on the banks of a lake. I was there in the summer of 1999 and being off season, most of the expensive and over-priced shops were closed.
I did not find St Moritz to be as elegant and beautiful as the books described it to be. There are many other more charming towns in Switzerland. St Moritz is somewhat overrated.
I was in St.Mortiz for its 140th winter season. I loved skiing in Corviglia - top of snow, much more so than the other nearby mountains like Celerina. I am not a fan of T-bars. Unfortunately, we were too late for the events St.Moritz is famous for, i.e., White Turf Polo on Snow in January, the Gourmet Festival, and the Engadine Ski Marathon, Ski and Symphony and the Bob & Cresta runs. The oldest bob run in the world turned 100 years old this year. The very first race along the ice tube from St.Moritz to Celerina took place in January 1904. The Olympia Bob Run is the biggest ice sculpture in the world...One very cool sight were kids on the lake ice skating with contraptions that are attached to a mast that make them literally take off and fly - it's like para-ice skating. They were going really fast and furious. It looked totally exhilarating.
The Lake of San Murezzano is fantastic. You see around it very high mountains that reflect themself over the lake. In the background there is the town of Saint Moritz. You can walking all arounf the lake. You can fishing and relax under the sun!!
The museum has been accommodated in a house specially built for that purpose, reflecting the old architectural style of the Engadine. It offers an extensive insight into the living habits of times past. Among others it displays the wooden trough from the Bronze Age that used to hold the water of the mineral spring of St. Moritz.