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Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:19

Summer Break in St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz is one of the most tradition-steeped holiday resorts around. Even its name is protected as a quality brand and all over the world it is equated with style, elegance and class. Beautifully located in the inspiring Engadin valley, St. Moritz celebrates the picture-book beauty of summer and winter in high style – with its inimitable cosmopolitan charm.

 

Guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle that they encounter here – embodied by the top-class hotels and outstanding restaurants. A spectacularly beautiful location above the lake, a famously sunny and invigorating climate, and an attractive mixture of nature, soft sports, culture, family activity and tranquility all combine to give St. Moritz its reputation as the jewel of the Engadin valley – and the most scintillating mountain resort in the world. Throughout the year glamorous St. Moritz offers a variety of thrilling sporting and cultural events.

Outdoor Activities for Families

Whether it’s a stroll through the only Swiss National Park or at the Furtschellas petting zoo, there are a number of activities to keep you and your family busy.

Explore the nature with the Marguns Scooters, huge scooters with mountain bike wheels: they are smooth-running, easy to steer and fast. Try this adventurous trail from the mountain top station at 2,273m down to the village.

In the valleys’ rope park children and adults can balance, roll, wiggle, clamber, crawl, swing, hop, climb or jump. The facility is located in the forest, and with its series of platforms linked by rope bridges, zip wires, wobbly beams and various obstacles, offers exciting challenges for agile and sure-footed visitors over the age of four.

Or you fly high over the Engadin valley with a parachute: The sensation is indescribable. The views are awesome ‒ they completely take your breath away, as the paraglider sails silently over the Engadin lake plateau.

If you are seeking for a more relaxing fun activity, why do not try miniature golf? Located in different places in the Engadin, this fun sport let you easily stay on the ball. Or you visit one of the numerous Spa & Adventure Pools where the whole family finds its pleasure.

Car Exhibitions and Shows

St. Moritz is the home for car rallies and participates in different auto events throughout the summer season. You can indulge in your need for speed by attending one of the many car shows and exhibitions that will be held in St. Moritz this summer. With a selection of different events such as the Passione Engadina (21.-23.8.2015) to satisfy your need for Italian car luxury or a more traditional feel at the British Classic Car Meeting (10.-12.7.2015), you will not be disappointed.

Festival Da Jazz

Summer season and live jazz music work hand-in-glove and St. Moritz blends the two together in the most authentic way. The Festival Da Jazz, taking place during four weeks from July 9th to August 9th brings stars and rising stars to the legendary Dracula Club where you’ll experience the highest altitude club based jazz; bringing you tunes from Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Abdullah Ibrahim and much more.

The Arts

St. Moritz is known for its magnificent landscape and scenery, and its spectacular display of innovative art and galleries. One special highlight among the art scene is taking place in late August. Over a period of ten days from August 21st until 30th, St. Moritz and the Engadin completely devote themselves to art and culture during the top event “St. Moritz Art Masters” which shows works by regional, national and international artists. This year the main topic is “Italy”. The exhibitions are taking place both inside and outside.

Luxury Shopping and Dining

Via Serlas is not only Europe’s highest shopping avenue; it also boasts the highest density of top brand shops. In this open air shopping mall you’ll find a wide variety of shopping experiences, sports outlets, gift shops and also delicatessens in walking distance.

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