These mountains, these lakes, this light! The Engadin St. Moritz region works its magic as a landscape and as a myth, harmoniously combining nature, tradition and lifestyle. The sun-drenched high valley seems to have been crafted by the hands of an artist: majestic mountains form a guard of honour – but far enough apart for visitors to enjoy air and light. As the mountains are only just over 4000 m, the sun can penetrate the valley all day long.
These mountains, these lakes, this light! And in-between, vast areas of space in which to relax and recuperate. In summer, the Engadin St. Moritz holiday region offers a lot of variety and that in idyllic surroundings and at attractive prices.
In the upper Engadin, you only need to stretch out your hand, and you feel that you can almost touch the sky; the lake plateau glistens in the afternoon light, the stone-pine forests smell of fresh resin, and in the villages the houses stretch their distinguished facades towards the sun as if they cannot get enough of it. It is really so beautiful up here that it's almost kitschy.
So get out there in the countryside – traverse wild valleys on foot, skate along the river Inn, ride on horseback across the plains, or take your mountain bike along the trails. Large numbers of new trails are now being developed in harmony with nature. Cyclists and hikers also meet in the mountain railways – free, by the way, with your second overnight stay.
A range of new overnight accommodation offers now proves that staying in paradise doesn't have to cost the world. Summer in the Upper Engadin offers excellent quality for every budget, including St. Moritz. Excellent value can be enjoyed despite the fact that Engadin's metropolis will make the news again with high-calibre cultural and sporting events between May and October.
Engadin St. Moritz is like music for the eyes. And the fun begins right at the start if you travel by the Rhaetian Railway – indeed, its charm and nostalgic properties are such that it has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. You will not be able to see enough of this unique landscape with its picturesque mountain panoramas, clear lakes, and magical light, which has inspired whole generations of poets and painters – and still does so today.
Engadin St. Moritz and its 13 holiday resorts:
Whether for guided glacier treks or business meetings – this notable Engadin village offers the perfect infrastructure. And is the departure point for unforgettable experiences in the beautiful natural surroundings.
Just because it has St. Moritz as a neighbour doesn't mean that Celerina pales into insignificance: on the contrary, the village is overflowing with charm, variety and sun.
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 is equated with style, elegance and class.
Everything except boring – Silvaplana is a lively and trendy holiday resort surrounded by breathtaking nature. And an absolute paradise for windsurfers and kiters.
Sils is a place overflowing with life force. That can even be scientifically measured. But why bother when you are anyway guaranteed to fall under the spell of the landscape as soon as you see it?
At this village on the border with Italian-speaking Switzerland, guests appreciate the uncomplicated ambience, the spirit of famous artists and traditionally-made sausages.
The smart capital of the Upper Engadin is not just the political centre, but also the guardian of Engadin lifestyle.
The patricians of yesteryear built their palaces here for very good reason – La Punt lies at the foot of the Albula. And at the gateway of a mysterious valley.
This enchanting Engadin village offers a holiday idyll for all the family. And the Fairytale Trail has many a story to tell.
Here in the smallest village in the Upper Engadin, all those seeking tranquillity and a quiet retreat will find a veritable oasis. Not to mention the opportunity to rise to great heights.
In Zuoz, all is well with the world –in fact, this village is regarded as the most beautiful in all of the Upper Engadin. And the modern times are also adding vibrant dabs of colour.
In earlier times, it was the packhorse drivers who stopped off in S-chanf. These days, however, it is nature lovers who come here to explore the beautiful Val Trupchun.
It is the gateway to the Swiss National Park and the departure point from which to explore the three-nation-triangle, Switzerland–Italy–Austria. But Zernez has much more to offer that that.