St Moritz is a popular tourist destination in Switzerland. It is situated in the region of Graubunden and near the spectacular lake-scape of Engadine. St Moritz features an Alpine climate with wet, mild summers and snowy, cold winters. Book cheap hotels between November to March to enjoy the winter sports. Those who prefer sunny days should make cheap hotel reservations between June and August. Find the best deals in St Moritz hotels online.
Archeological remains such as swords, needles and votive offerings were found in St. Moritz that proved the existence of the Celts during the Bronze Age. St Moritz was first mentioned as a holy place called Mauricium between 1137 and 1139. The city got its name from Saint Maurice which is a Roman Catholic saint.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Most tourists prefer visiting St Moritz during winter season because of the exciting sporting events held during that time including the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, White Turf, Polo World Cup on Snow, Bobsleigh Competition, Cresta Run and Engadin Ski Marathon. If Italy has the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then Switzerland has the Leaning Tower of St Moritz which is part of the 12th century St. Mauritius Church. Other popular landmarks include the Heidi Hut, Chesa Futura St. Moritz Design Gallery and Segantini Museum.
Riding a bicycle is very popular in St Moritz during summer season. Driving a car is the most convenient way to get around the city, but there are limited parking spaces during wintertime. Buses are cheaper and perfect for a trip to the mountains and villages.