St. Moritz welcomes families for unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences making it a truly memorable holiday for all. With gently sloping hills draped with lush Alpine meadows, high mountain valleys, mighty glaciers, glistening lakes and romantic landscape, there are several activities, attractions and events in the Engadin Valley that a family can partake in together.
Bucket list for top things to do in St. Moritz during summer
Bathing in Engadin’s mountain lakes: The string of lakes scattered along the wide valley from Maloja to St. Moritz provides perhaps the most defining image of the Engadin. In the summer, the smaller mountain lakes warm up to a pleasant 20 °C (68°F). There is plenty of space to spread out your beach towel, immerse yourself in a book, barbeque a sausage, or sip on the Prosecco you brought along in a cooler.
Yoga and Wellness: Enjoy the crisp and fresh mountain air during the day by the lakes. You can pull out your yoga mat by the lake to charge up with new energy and inspiration or take an early morning dip to invigorate body and soul. Take time for yourself – in a river of movement and breathing, the mind focuses on the moment being and perceiving inner affection and deep relaxation. For those looking for training, the valley offers yoga classes every Tuesday in summers www.yogaayus.ch Price: CHF 27.00 per class.
Tandem Hang-Gliding Flights: Take in the breathtaking panorama of the majestic Alpine range while you are up in the air at a height of 2,486 metres. The flight makes you feel the adrenalin level in your body rising as the experienced pilot calmly prepares for the flight from a cliff and silently over the Engadin lake plateau. The landscape is sure to be etched in your mind for a long time.
Water Sports: The superb condition on idyllic Lake Silvaplana at 1,800 metres is no more a secret among windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing fanatics. Although participation in the Engadin Wind Surf Marathon is open to everyone, the crème-de-la-crème of surfers also gathers here.
25th British Classic Car Meeting: Since 1994, around 200 classic cars from the brands Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin and Lagonda, Jaguar and Daimler, Austin-Healey and Healy have met each year in July in St. Moritz for touring, regularity test (rally) and the ‘Concourse d’Elégance’. In the ‘Open Class’, a limited number of classic vehicles from other British companies, year of construction 1960 or earlier, are allowed to take part in the British Classic Car Meeting St. Moritz by invitation. This distinguished gathering of vintage cars from Great Britain is a celebration of high-class elegance with a backdrop of the Engadin Valley.
When: July 5th to 7th, 2018
Festival Da Jazz
The highest-altitude club-based jazz festival in Europe has evolved over recent years into one of the gems of the calendar. Stars and rising stars alike bring blue notes to the legendary Dracula Club, whose relaxed welcome has made it a cherished rendezvous for luminaries of the jazz scene.
When: July 4th to August 4th, 2018
Go dancing at the Dracula Club: The Dracula Club is a secret tip in St. Moritz. Gunter Sachs opened this world famous club in 1974, and founded its reputation for the most exclusive parties. Everyone talks about this club, but hardly anyone knows much about it. Then as now, the doors of this private club only open for members and their friends – and in summer for those attending the Festival da Jazz. So if you don’t have friends in high places, make sure you buy tickets to the Jazz Festival!
Savour a slice of Engadine walnut tart: Engadine walnut tart is the ultimate guilty pleasure. Generations of local confectioners have continued to refine this specialty filled with cream, caramel and chunky walnuts. The result is today’s renowned Engadine (tuorta da nusch engiadinaisa) – a baking tradition that international visitors have carried back to all corners of the globe. It is available from various patisseries, such as Conditorei Hanselmann and Confiserie Hauser. While you’re there you can even read the New York Times as well as other quality newspapers.
Enjoy a drop of whisky: Hotel Waldhaus am See boasts the world’s most extensive whisky bar. Called Devil’s Place, the in-house bar stocks 2,500 types of whisky. The impressive collection has made it into the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records on numerous occasions.