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Coordinates: 46°30′N, 9°50′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

St. Moritz
Coat of Arms of St. Moritz
Country Switzerland
Canton Grisons
District Maloja
Coordinates 46°30′N, 9°50′E
Population 5121   (December 2005)
Area 28.69 km² (11.1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,822 m (5,978 ft)
Postal code 7500
SFOS number 3787
Surrounded by
(view map)
Bever, Celerina/Schlarigna, Samedan, Silvaplana
Twin towns Bariloche (Argentina), Kutchan (Japan), Vail (USA)
Website www.stmoritz.ch
St. Moritz [zoom] (Switzerland)
St. Moritz [zoom]

St. Moritz (German: Sankt Moritz, Romansh: San Murezzan) is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. St. Moritz is considered the oldest winter resort in the world. Due to its favorable location residents enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year. Every winter this alpine village hosts the "White Turf" horse race on the frozen Lake St. Moritz attended by the international Upper class. The official language is German. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Grisons or Graubünden (German: Graubünden; Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun) is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. ... 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Image File history File links Size of this preview: 675 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1062 × 943 pixels, file size: 307 KB, MIME type: image/png) Municipality St. ... Bever is a municipality in the district of Maloja of the Canton of Grisons, Switzerland. ... Celerina/Schlarigna is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. ... Samedan is a municipality in the Upper Engadin valley, in the Canton of Grisons, Switzerland. ... Village (1815 mt. ... This list includes twin towns/sister cites (Partnergemeinden, Partnerstädte, villes ou communes jumelles) in Switzerland linked by a sister city agreement (Städtepartnerschaft or Gemeindepartnerschaft; jumelage de villes) and towns linked by friendship agreements (Freundschaft or amitié). A few municipalities participating in projects arranged by the Swiss organizations Patenschaft... San Carlos de Bariloche is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated on the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Gutiérrez Lake, Moreno Lake and Mascardi Lake) and mountains (Tronador, Cerro Catedral, Cerro López). ... Kutchan (倶知安町; -chō) is a town located in Abuta District, Shiribeshi, Hokkaidō, Japan. ... There are also Vail, Arizona and Vail, Iowa. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1359x922, 341 KB) Switzerland Map drawn by Tschubby see also Karte_Schweiz_Details. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 675 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1062 × 943 pixels, file size: 307 KB, MIME type: image/png) Municipality St. ... Romansh (also spelled Rumantsch, Romansch or Romanche) is one of the four national languages of Switzerland, along with German, Italian and French. ... Lej da Segl and Lej da Silvaplauna, Upper Engadin Piz Roseg and Vadret da Roseg as seen from Fuorcla Surlej The Engadin is a high-lying east-west valley in the south of the Inn River in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland, famous for its sunny climate and... Municipalities are the smallest government division in Switzerland. ... Maloja (Italian: Distretto di Maloggia) is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Graubünden or Grisons (German:  ; Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun, French: Grisons) is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. ... Lake St. ... Upper class refers to the group of people at the top of a social hierarchy. ...

St. Moritz with Lake St. Moritz
St. Moritz with Lake St. Moritz

Popular pastimes include skiing and hiking, and nearby there is also the world famous Cresta Run toboggan course. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Lake St. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... The Top at Cresta Run The Cresta Run is a natural ice three-quarter mile (1212. ... A modern bobsleigh toboggan A toboggan is a simple sled used on snow, to carry one or more people (often children) down a hill or other slope, for recreation. ...


The year-round population is 5600, with some 3000 seasonal employees supporting hotels and rental units with a total of 13,000 beds.

St. Moritz

St. Moritz has been the host city for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. It also hosted the 1934, 1974 and 2003 Alpine Skiing World Championships. It is one of three cities that have hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice, the others being Innsbruck, Austria and Lake Placid, New York in the United States. Image File history File links Stmori2. ... Image File history File links Stmori2. ... The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland. ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ... The Alpine World Skiing Championships are organised by the International Ski Federation (FIS). ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Innsbruck City Center Innsbruck and Nordkette from south Innsbruck (population 120,000) is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the Tyrol province. ... For other places with the same name, see Lake Placid (disambiguation). ...


Common tourist St. Moritz attractions include:

  • The Segantini Museum: dedicated to Giovanni Segantini, a painter that lived the last 5 years of his life in Engadine painting "nature, life, death".
  • The Olympic bobsled run: a very rare natural bob sleigh. It is typically up and running by late December each year
  • Viewing the glacier landscape: there are a number of notable vistas. Much can be seen by descending from Diavolezza to the Morteratsch Glacier.

Giovanni Segantini (January 15, 1858 - September 28, 1899), Italian painter, was born at Arco in the Trentino. ... Lej da Segl and Lej da Silvaplauna, Upper Engadin Piz Roseg and Vadret da Roseg as seen from Fuorcla Surlej The Engadin is a high-lying east-west valley in the south of the Inn River in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland, famous for its sunny climate and... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... The Morteratsch Glacier (romansh Vadret da Morteratsch) is the largest glacier by area in the Bernina Range of the Bündner Alps in Switzerland. ...

In popular culture

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See also

The Glacier Expresss route through Switzerland The Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. ... The historic Palace Hotel, St. ...

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