Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast Episode 23
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Episode 23: Visiting St. Moritz

June 30, 2021 Last Updated on September 20, 2022

Interview with Dennis Bordkovych of Engadin St. Moritz Tourism

It may be best known as a glamorous ski resort for the rich and famous but St. Moritz is a destination that is suitable for everyone.

With stunning natural landscapes, interesting museums, thermal spas and an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy, St. Moritz is a year-round destination that boasts 322 days of sunshine per year.

In this episode, I am joined by Dennis Bordkovych who shares his tips for the best things to see and do in St. Moritz.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Where is St. Moritz?
  • Why is St. Moritz known as the birthplace of winter tourism?
  • Top attractions in St. Moritz
  • Mountain excursions
  • How to get to St. Moritz
  • Average temperatures in St. Moritz
  • What makes St. Moritz a must-visit destination?

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Show Notes

Dennis mentions the following in this episode:

>> Lake Lej Marsch – a small lake in St. Moritz Bad (lower town) that is ideal for swimming.

>> Corviglia / Piz Nair – St. Moritz’s ‘home’ mountain Corviglia connects with Piz Nair to form the largest connecting ski area in the Engadine. To reach the summit, take the Chantarella funicular from St. Moritz to Corviglia, and then a cable car to Piz Nair.

>> Corvatsch – At 3,303 metres above sea level, Piz Corvatsch is the highest summit in the region. It can be reached by cable car from Surlej.

>> Diavolezza – For picturesque glacier views, Diavolezza is the place to be. You can reach the summit station (just under 3,000 metres), by cable car from Pontresina.

>> Muottas Muragl – the summit of Muottas Muragl, at 2,454 metres above sea level, offers outstanding views. The summit can be reached by funicular.

>> Engadiner Nusstorte – a cake made from nuts (usually walnuts), that is a specialty of Graubünden. It can be enjoyed in many cafes and restaurants in St. Moritz.

>> Bernina Express – a panoramic train that connects St. Moritz with Tirano in Italy.

>> Glacier Express – a panoramic train that connects St. Moritz with Zermatt.


Useful Resources

The St. Moritz Tourism website provides lots of useful information to help you plan a visit to the region. Be sure to visit the Experiences Shop for details on holiday packages and activities to enjoy.

The following articles on Holidays to Switzerland will also be helpful:


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