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Lake St. Moritz

Relax on the calm waters of a holiday resort in the mountains and learn about its fascinating winter sports history.

Lake St. Moritz is an enchanting basin in the heart of a picturesque valley. Green hillsides overlook the placid water, which is known for its connection to the traditional equestrian sport of polo. Admire the spectacular sporting displays on the ice in winter, with a stunning backdrop of white mountains.

Trek with your family around the edges of this lake, which is 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) long and 2,000 feet (600 meters) wide. Stroll through the dense surrounding forest of green pine trees that are dwarfed by the mountainous summits. Go jogging along a lakeshore path in the morning as the mist rises from the water.

Capture photos of the lake and its dramatic surroundings for postcard-pretty results. Enjoy the tranquility in this serene area, far from Europe’s bustling cities. Watch the sun descend behind the mountains for a particularly romantic and picturesque moment. The lake is usually calm, decorated by one or two sailboats at a time.

The resort is widely considered the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism, beginning in the 1860s. It has hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions. Consider the area’s rich history, first becoming popular as a spa town for its mineral springs.

Visit in January to watch the St. Moritz Snow Polo World Cup. General admission is free. Join socialites and sports enthusiasts in February to see horse racing on ice. Some consider it one of the most exclusive dates in the social calendar.

Lake St. Moritz is in the village of St. Moritz in the easternmost section of Switzerland, near the borders with Italy and Austria. It is southeast of the vast Parc Ela in the lake district of the Upper Engadin Valley. Arrive by rail at the station on the northern shore. Visit other nearby attractions, such as Kulm Golf St. Moritz, the Segantini Museum and the ski resorts surrounding St. Moritz and Pontresina.


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Lodging Near Lake St. Moritz

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$177
Hotel Steffani

Hotel Steffani

Am Sonnenplatz, St. Moritz
4.2
of 5, from 25 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of St. Moritz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Berry Museum, St. Moritz Leaning Tower, and Engadiner Museum. Chesa Futura Building and Segantini Museum are also within 15 minutes.

$217
Crystal Hotel

Crystal Hotel

Via Traunter Plazzas 1, St. Moritz
4.5
of 5, from 222 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this St. Moritz hotel is in the mountains and within a 15-minute walk of Berry Museum, Kulm Golf Course, and Lake St. Moritz. Engadiner Museum and St. Moritz Leaning Tower are also within 10 minutes.

$121
PETIT STEFFANI

PETIT STEFFANI

Am Sonnenplatz, St. Moritz
4.0
of 5, from 20 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in St. Moritz, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Berry Museum, Engadiner Museum, and St. Moritz Leaning Tower. Chesa Futura Building and Segantini Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$165
Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel

Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel

Via Traunter Plazzas 7, St. Moritz
4.3
of 5, from 185 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of St. Moritz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Berry Museum, Engadiner Museum, and St. Moritz Leaning Tower. Chesa Futura Building and Segantini Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$442
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

Via Veglia 18, St. Moritz
4.9
of 5, from 23 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this St. Moritz hotel is in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of St. Moritz Leaning Tower and Kulm Golf Course, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing. Berry Museum and Engadiner Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$328
Art Boutique Hotel Monopol

Art Boutique Hotel Monopol

Via Maistra 17, St. Moritz
4.4
of 5, from 46 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this St. Moritz hotel is in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Berry Museum and Kulm Golf Course, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. St. Moritz Leaning Tower and Chesa Futura Building are also within 10 minutes.

Soldanella

Soldanella

Via Somplaz 17, St. Moritz
4.3
of 5, from 171 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in St. Moritz, this hotel is steps from Berry Museum and Engadiner Museum. Segantini Museum and St. Moritz Leaning Tower are also within 15 minutes.

$144
Hotel Laudinella

Hotel Laudinella

Via Tegiatscha 17, St. Moritz
4.1
of 5, from 60 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this Sankt Moritz-Bad hotel is in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of San Karl St. Moritz-Bad Church and Signal Gondola, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Engadiner Museum and Lake St. Moritz are also within 15 minutes.