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Saint-Moritz is located near is located near Sils im Engadin/Segl à 5 km↑, Sils-Segl Maria à 6 km↑, Saint-Moritz à 7 km↑, Celerina/Schlarigna à 8 km↑, Celerina à 8 km↑, Pontresina à 9 km↑,
St. Moritz is more than just a holiday resort. St. Moritz is the birthplace of winter tourism (1864) and was the site of two editions of the Olympic Winter Games. And yet, originally, St. Moritz owed its importance to its famous healing sources for 3000 years, which made it a famous spa resort from an early age. In the Upper Engadine, at an altitude of 1856 m, St. Moritz enjoys above average hours of sunshine. This sun, which is the symbol of the resort, has been a protected trademark since 1930. St. Moritz has often played a pioneering role, for example by installing the first electric lights for Christmas in 1878. In 1889, we organized the first golf tournament in the Alps there, then one of the first ski lifts in Switzerland was inaugurated there in 1935. Guests from all over the world come to appreciate the modern Alpine art of living and its cutting-edge gastronomy which attracts gourmets in restaurants located even on the slopes, not to mention its hotels serving as benchmarks in all categories as well as its renowned events. in the whole world. A host of shops concentrated in a small space: this is Via Serlas. Around the corner you are sure to find local specialties like the famous Engadin nut pie. Sights like the Leaning Tower, a remnant of St-Mauritius Church dating from 1500, or the Segantini Museum, offer an alternative to luxury and the jet set. Winter 154 years ago, hotelier Johannes Badrutt made a daring bet with his English hosts who came for the summer, promising them warm Engadin sunshine in the heart of winter. Badrutt won his bet and St. Moritz became one of the most attractive winter sports resorts in the world. A modern infrastructure and 350 km of slopes are available to sportsmen in the area. In Corviglia, the mountain dear to St Moritz, you will find the start of Switzerland's steepest downhill slope, a 100 percent dizzying slope on the peak of Piz Nair. At the Cresta Run, the pilots hurtle down the bobsleigh track face down on their Skeleton sled; The Bob Run is one of the oldest natural bobsleigh tracks in the world. Enthusiasts have 150 km of winter hiking trails at their disposal, while cross-country skiers will find a network of 200 km of trails in the Engadine. Funpark for snowboarders, curling and intensive training are just a few of the winter sports on offer.