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    • Day28

      St. Moritz Day 2

      February 6, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 28 °F

      Woke up to sunshine ☀️ yeah!! Had breakfast and got bundled up for the White Turf Horse Race. This race/party completely takes place on the frozen lake. We had a bit of a walking adventure there, but ended up arriving with no injuries. What an unforgettable experience, live music, pop up food and beverage restaurants, lots of champagne flowing and people just having a great day. We were able to see 3 races and Klaus even picked the winner on the last race. The best part of it being so cold was the champagne stayed at the perfect temperature! We had a traditional veal bratwurst straight off the grill. Cashed in our ticket for the whopping win of 8.00.😂 We walked back to hotel and grabbed abs aperol at outside hotel bar before getting dressed for dinner. We ate dinner at a place called Pavarotti, small, charming fun Italian wine bar that serves charcuterie boards and 2 pastas that change daily. Great atmosphere with music and such energetic wait staff. Headed back to the hotel for an early evening.Read more

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      2/13/22Reply
      Traveler

      That is soo cool!

      2/13/22Reply
      Traveler

      Wow very cool! They must have studs on the shoes.

      2/13/22Reply
      Traveler

      Love this!

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    • Day9

      Ausflug nach St. Moritz

      May 25, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

      Heute haben wir uns spontan entschieden auf unserem Rückweg das Hotel links liegen zu lassen und weiter in Richtung St. Moritz zu fahren. Mal sehen was die Reichen und Schönen dort so treiben!
      Der Weg dorthin führte uns über den Jullierpass, welcher die heimliche Hauptattraktion unseres Ausflugs war. Begleitet von einem Fluss und wunderschöner Natur ringsherum ging es von Savonign immer in Richtung Italien. Mitten durch die Berge ging es über Serpentinen immer höher, die Vegetation wurde weniger und oben angekommen gab es nur noch Stein. Auf 2284m haben wir dann nicht nur die letzten Reste Eis gefunden, sondern auch noch ein Theater. Kein Witz. Ein richtiges Theater, welch ein beeindruckender Ort für die Besucher. Vielleicht eine Option für mich im Ruhestand? 🤔
      Die Abfahrt auf der anderen Seite war nicht minder beeindruckend, lag doch an ihrem Ende der Silvaplana See vor uns. Bekannt als Windsport Mekka der Schweiz hat er uns mit seinem glitzernden blauen Wasser entfangen. An seinem Ufer entlang sind wir erst durch St. Moritz gen Osten gefahren und dann nochmal zurück am kompletten See entlang nach Westen. Immer auf den Spuren der Kindheitserinnerungen meines Kollegens, der vor 30 Jahren schon einmal hier zum Ski fahren war.
      Nach den wunderschönen Eindrücken der Natur haben wir noch ein besonderes Schätzchen entdeckt. Die Olympia Bob Bahn von St. Moritz-Celestina. 1928 und 1948 haben hier die Olympischen Winterspiele stattgefunden und in diesem Winter 2022/23 wird St. Moritz Gastgeber des Finales des Bob- und Skeleton Weltcups sein. Mal sehen ob ich im Winter etwas wiedererkenne!
      Auf dem Rückweg nach Savonign wurden wir mit Regen begleitet, aber auch das konnte das Erlebnis dieses tollen und spontanen Ausflugs nicht trüben.
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    • Day27

      St. Moritz Day 1

      February 5, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 27 °F

      Left St.Gallen and started our 2.5 hour drive thru the snowy mountains to St. Moritz. Checked into Hotel Hauser, I have never been to a real ski town and wow was it a party!! The outdoor hotel bar was packed with people fresh off the slopes, music, fire pits, and flowing drinks. We got cleaned up and walked around the beautiful town. Had a dinner and drink experience (they had their own version of an aperol) at a very cool place called Dumpling in Altitude. Concept by Michelin star chef Madame Sum. It was a limited menu that included a few main courses and a bunch of unique gourmet dumplings. Quick stop for a photo opp in the restaurants crazy bathroom. Went back to the hotel for a night cap at the hotel bar. Took a bath and headed to bed for the big race tomorrow.Read more

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    • Day3

      St. Moritz

      July 25, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Vielleicht liegt es daran, dass wir nur eine Nacht hier verbringen. Oder es liegt an unserem eingeschränkten Budget. St. Moritz überzeugt uns nicht wirklich. Dennoch... mit der Rolltreppe runter zum See. Im Yachtclub essen wir Burger.Read more

    • Day3

      St.Moritz - im Sommer, die tote Stadt

      September 20, 2021 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

      St. Moritz ist nicht einfach nur ein Ferienort. Das Dorf im Oberengadin ist Geburtsort des alpinen Wintertourismus (1864) und Schauplatz von zwei Olympischen Winterspielen. Es verdankt seine Bedeutung ursprünglich jedoch den Heilquellen, die seit 3'000 Jahren bekannt sind und den Ort früh schon zum Sommer-Kurort machten.

      Im Oberengadin auf 1856m gelegen, scheint in St. Moritz die Sonne an überdurchschnittlich vielen Tagen. Genau diese Sonne wurde 1930 als erstes Ortssymbol gesetzlich geschützt. Vorreiter war St. Moritz schon öfter, so leuchtete an Weihnachten 1878 das erste elektrische Licht, 1889 fand das erste Golfturnier in den Alpen hier statt und 1935 fuhr einer der ersten Skilifte der Schweiz.

      Gäste aus aller Welt schätzen den modernen alpinen Lebensstil, der geprägt wird von einer Spitzengastronomie, die selbst am Pistenrand Gourmetträume erfüllt; von einer Hotellerie, die in jeder Kategorie Massstäbe setzt; und von Events mit internationaler Ausstrahlung. Grosses Shopping auf kleinem Raum garantiert die Via Serlas, doch gleich um die Ecke finden sich immer auch einheimische Spezialitäten wie die berühmte Engadiner Nusstorte.

      Sehenswürdigkeiten wie der schiefe Turm, ein Rest der Mauritiuskirche aus der Zeit um 1500 oder das Segantini-Museum bieten Abwechslung zu Luxus und Jetset.
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    • Day2

      Das haben sie schön gemacht, die 🇨🇭

      July 11, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Heute 274 km schöne Alpenkehren👍, die Truppe ist bunt zusammengewürfelt, passt aber besser als gedacht 😉😎

      Werner Lorenzmeier

      was bedeutet das denn ??

      7/17/22Reply
      Traveler

      vermutlich Anlieger frei🤔😂

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    • Day194

      Day 195: Convent & Rhaetian Railway

      August 28, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

      Lots of driving and two UNESCO sites today! Up and out quite early, driving about an hour north to our first stop, the Benedictine Convent of St John in Munster. Quite a wordy name! This is an old monastery (later a convent, hence the name), where monks did a lot of influential writing and painting. The frescoes here in the church date to the 900s, and are exceptionally well-preserved.

      Since we arrived fairly early, hardly anyone was around which was quite nice, so we managed to get our filming done quickly. There's a couple of other things to see here in the museum, but it was 12 francs each and we decided not to bother.

      Back to the car where we drove back exactly the way we'd come! Through our hotel town, then back over the epic mountain pass from yesterday, great views the whole way. Our destination now was the Rhaetian Railway, set up in the late 19th century to better connect the remote areas of Switzerland with the rest of the country, and of course with Italy as well.

      There are two branches to the railway; combined they are about 125km long, have over 200 bridges and viaducts, and over 50 tunnels and covered galleries! There's some fantastic sections as well, like watching a train disappear into a tunnel, only to reappear a few moments later much higher up the mountain, crossing a viaduct to the other side of the valley!

      There were some genuine spots where it looked like the old railway sets I used to play with as a kid, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to discover those sets were based on this railway - at least in part! We stopped at one spectacular viaduct, waiting a while as a few trains went back and forth. There were some nearby tunnels too, and of course a gushing glacial river. Very picturesque place.

      We filmed what we needed, checked out a couple of nearby train stations, then decided we'd drive back over the epic mountain pass for a third time to our hotel valley, then head south briefly to St Moritz. It's a famous ski town, frequented by the rich and famous. We didn't spot anyone rich or famous, in fact the town didn't seem all that nice or even particularly wealthy.

      But what we did find by complete accident was the remnants of a Ferrari exhibition that some workmen were packing up. A whole bunch of beautiful Ferraris getting loaded into trucks, including a few F1 cars from the 1980s, a Ferrari F40 (they bravely left the keys in and the engine running while getting it on the truck!!), a few Ferrari touring cars, and best of all - a 1968 Ferrari P5 concept car. As far as I can tell, it's the only one ever produced!

      Took a bunch of photos and nerded out a bit, then decided we'd head back to Zuoz after a long day of driving, exploring and filming. Watched Game of Thrones and had supermarket pre-packed salads for dinner before an early bed-time. Lots more driving to come tomorrow!
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      Trish Forrester

      Schnitzel would look great behind the wheel of that wearing a pair of sunnies 😊

      9/4/17Reply
      Traveler

      They actually left the engine running and the keys in it! Very brave, though it's not exactly inconspicuous

      9/5/17Reply
      Trish Forrester

      Don't think you'd get too far, lol!

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    • Day5

      Travelling to St Moritz

      September 8, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

      Today was a travel day. I’ve come to St Moritz so I can catch the Glacier Express. Originally I was only going to stay one night and catch the train tomorrow but I ended up booking it for Monday so I have two nights here.

      The train journey from Zurich was lovely. The first leg was to Landquart and only took an hour. There isn’t much in Landquart and according to my train schedule I should have changed trains and kept going. It would have gotten me into St Moritz too early to check in and the seat wasn’t reserved so I could take any train along that route.
      So I took a look through the Fashion outlet which is like a mini villiage in itself. There were so many interesting things but not having the storage the only thing I bought was some Lindt chocolate. I know we have it at home but I chose flavours I haven’t seen before such as elderberry and orange.

      The train from Landquart to St Moritz was stunning. I could tell we were increasing in altitude so I downloaded an altitude app on my phone (yes I know I’m a dork) and we went from 736m to 1829m.
      The hotel is wonderful. It’s a 4 star hotel, I have a single room but I’m sure the bed is a double bed. Everything is just a little bit fancy. After checking in I returned to the train station to get some information on what to do tomorrow as there is a lot to choose from. Fortunately there is a summer special where if you stay 2+ nights you get a complimentary travel card which gives free travel on all the cable cars and trains. I then took the bus just to see where it went. That’s when I discovered that both the public transport app and google maps did me a disservice by having me get off the bus one stop early and having to walk uphill with my suitcase when the bus stops opposite the hotel.

      It’s been a long day so I’m due for an early night I think.
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      Superb scenery! So envious but it is making me realise that John and I have to make our version of this trip a reality. Sue Surman

      9/8/18Reply

      Love this photo.

      9/9/18Reply

      Amazing scenery. Good shot.

      9/9/18Reply
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