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Maloja Things to Do

  • Scenic road

    The scenic road of the Maloja pass, deep into the green valley, will guide you through the valley up till Saint Moritz.

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  • Giants' Pot-holes

    The 7 holes in front of the tower of Belvedere are called the 'Giants' Pot-holes'.They are created by a natural fenomenon : the pressure of large glacier stones and water have created round holes in the rocks.The largest hole is 11 meter deep and 16 meter broad. They are each surrounded by a fence.

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  • Tower of Belvedere

    The landmark of Maloja!The construction of the tower and castle was started in 1882 and finished in 1903 as the residence of the (Belgian!) Duke de Renesse.Later it was sold to the Swiss League for the Protection of Nature, and they pulled the castle down.You can visit the tower during summer (july - october) and the christmas vacation. It is used...

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Maloja Warnings and Dangers

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    by ealgisi Written Jun 8, 2008

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    To use highways you must purchase and display a tax disc (vignette) on your vehicle. The cost is EUR 40

    The penalty for not displaying a disc is €80. They are sold at border crossings, fuel stations and post offices.

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Maloja Off The Beaten Path

  • Soglio

    by Maeve_81 Written Apr 28, 2004

    This is a nice one-day excursion from Maloja.

    One of the most picturesque villages of Val Bregaglia.

    Take a look at my Soglio page.

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Maloja Sports & Outdoors

  • Engadin Skimarathon

    Every year in march the Engadin Skimarathon starts in Maloja.This contest originated in the late sixties, but after only 40 years, it already is a tradition.Even if you're not into skiing, seeing the start of the race is just breathtaking. Just take a look at the pictures of the official website.

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  • Best chance of snow in Switzerland

    You have got a good chance of snow because of Maloja's geographic location.Maloja is rewarded with a "Families Welcome" medal by the Swiss Tourism Organization, which makes it a excellent place to take your children skiing.

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Maloja Favorites

  • Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Few words in Swiss German

    Below few words in Swiss German that you can use while visiting Switzerland.Hello - GrüeziHello (to more than one person) - Grüezi mitenandGood evening - Gueten AbigHi (more informal than "grüezi") - Hoi/Salü/SaliHi (to more than one person) - Hoi zämeGood bye - (Uf) Widerluege/Ciao/TschüssThanks a lot - Merci vilmalSee you later - Bis spöterMonday...

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  • Mountain passes and tunnels information

    It is always better to be informed about road conditions.So for this reason here's a website that wil tell you every Swiss tunnel and mountain pass status, open or closed.http://www.tcs.ch/main/it/home/verkehrsinfo/paesse_tunnels.html

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