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Saint Moritz

16 Apr, 2009

Visiting the famous Saint Moritz resort

Saint Moritz

Saint Moritz claims the paternity of all winter resorts in the world; and it seems for a reason. It is an exclusive town resort, located at the famous Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is the oldest and most renowned winter resort in the world and the most well appointed in Europe until today. Although winter and ski resorts appear pretty much everywhere today, this remains one of the most glamorous resorts in the world, synonymous to state of art services and high class guests.

The highest summit in the Alps can be found just a few kilometres away from Saint Moritz. This is probably why it is also called the Top of the world. The town took its name after a Catholic Saint called Saint Maurice and features a year round population of 6000 residents, while at least three thousands of them are seasonal employees in resorts and hotels in the area.

Saint Moritz has hosted two winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948, while four World Championships in skiing took place there. Apart from its rich history, the area is associated to glamour, international jet set and some of the best hotels in the world. It is something like the fantasy of every winter traveller. It combines the charm of lifestyle with regular winter activities, such as skiing or snowboarding.

Even if you are not a winter sport lover, Saint Moritz has a lot to offer you. You can enjoy numerous concerts and events all year long: art exhibitions, ice skating, festivals, or culinary events can satisfy all tastes and preferences. From there takes off the famous Glacier Express which reaches, after a trip of almost 7 and a half hours, the other reputed ski centre in Switzerland, Zermatt. The Glacier express carries more than 230.000 skiers or not daily.

Saint Moritz

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