Top summer adventures in Engadin St Moritz

By: | Published: August 21, 2017 10:30 AM

St Moritz, located at 1,856 metres in the Upper Engadin enjoys plenty of sunshine almost throughout the year

St Moritz is ideal for hosting global events, leisure and sporting opportunities, shopping and culinary experiences

St Moritz, located at 1,856 metres in the Upper Engadin observes dry, sparkling “champagne climate” and plenty of sunshine almost throughout the year makes it ideal for hosting global events, leisure and sporting opportunities, shopping and culinary experiences.

St Moritz Art Masters

The 10th International Art Exhibition in St Moritz and surrounding area, with a special focus on the guest country, Africa. This is accompanied by the second major theme of photography, with exhibitions, workshops and a photo award. Visitors can encounter African contemporary art, while the Engadin art scene is represented in supporting events and Walk Of Art. It will be held from August 25 to September 3 this year.

Windsurfing and sailing at Lake Silvaplana

The mountains, the clean air and above all the side-onshore wind make this location particularly ideal for windsurfing. The ideal weather conditions on Lake Silvaplana are sunny skies with flat pressure distribution or a south to south-westerly current. One can hire a sail boat and go sailing on the lake too.

Dining at mountain restaurant La Marmite

La Marmite is renowned for being one of the highest gastronomic restaurants in the world. It is part of the Mathis Food Affairs establishment, a grand, modern building that stands out against the white landscape and boasts six restaurants that provide a change from standard ski fare. La Marmite serves dishes ranging from venison to lobster to caviar, all while patrons enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains. Located on one of St Moritz’s highest peaks, celebrity chef Reto Mathis offers a multi-venue food destination.

Local specialties

The 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. One 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. The Barley Soup is a must try as well.

Bath at Ovarera

St Moritz originally rose to prominence because of its mineral springs, which have been attracting visitors for around 3,500 years. Today the town’s bathing traditions are continued at the Ovarera pool, spa and sports centre, St Moritz. In 1907 Europe’s oldest mineral springs with timber channelling were discovered here in St Moritz Bad. The original timber channel is on show next to the Ovarera in the Paracelsus Forum. Here the history of the St Moritz healing springs is brought to life with listening points and touchscreens, and visitors can taste the true flavour of St Moritz medicinal water at a drinking fountain. The family-friendly public pool in has an extensive offering of a swimming and diving pool with alpine panorama, the children and fun zone with water slides and also a spa with full massage, sauna and cosmetic treatments bearing international comparison.

Dip in Engadin’s mountain lakes

One can explore the deep-blue Engadin lakes on one of the scenic lake hikes or any number of leisurely strolls. Well equipped with picnic areas, barbecue sites and children’s playground, they are particularly ideal for families.

Golf in Switzerland’s highest Golf course

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 nine 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.

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