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July 2023

St. Moritz: A Timeless Tapestry of Romance and Adventure for an Unforgettable Swiss Winter Honeymoon

In the heart of the majestic Swiss Alps, where snow-dusted peaks touch the heavens, lies the idyllic village of St. Moritz. Renowned for its timeless grandeur and unrivalled beauty, this alpine retreat beckons newlyweds from around the world seeking a romantic escape.

Nestled in the picturesque Engadin (or Engadine) Valley, St. Moritz’s unique microclimate bathes the village in an abundance of sunshine, even on the coldest of winter days. As one sets foot in this alpine retreat, a sense of timeless grandeur embraces the soul. The village’s architectural charm, reminiscent of classic European resorts, adds a touch of old-world romance, while the vibrant atmosphere infused with cosmopolitan flair ensures a hint of modernity.

Whether you are a couple that enjoys winter sports, are connoisseurs of fine dining, or are simply seeking a serene winter honeymoon, St. Moritz promises an unforgettable experience. In the first of our feature on Switzerland, we showed you where you can stay or host your winter wedding in the Engadine. Now, here are some things you can see and do in St Moritz, including spa treatment, museums, even wedding venues!

Activities in St. Moritz

Winter Sports

Of course, no trip to St. Moritz is complete without experiencing its unrivalled skiing and snowboarding terrain. The Swiss Alps provide a majestic backdrop for thrilling descents, catering to both novice and expert alike. During the winter months, St. Moritz transforms into a winter wonderland, providing a magical setting for honeymooners. Embrace the thrill of skiing or snowboarding together, carving your way through the powder-covered slopes. The snow-blanketed landscape, paired with the village’s cozy ambiance, creates an intimate and romantic atmosphere like no other. The resort offers an extensive network of well-groomed slopes, boasting a total of 350 kilometers, which are easily accessible by a sophisticated lift system.

Mount DiavolezzaSkiing down from the peaks of Diavolezza

As the crown jewels of St. Moritz’s winter sports scene, the triumvirate of Corviglia, Corvatsch, and Diavolezza offer a tapestry of snowy slopes, breathtaking vistas, and adrenaline-fuelled thrills. Whether gliding down the meticulously-groomed runs of Corviglia, conquering the awe-inspiring vertical drops of Corvatsch, or venturing to the heights of Diavolezza for heart-stopping panoramas, each mountain presents its own unique allure, ensuring that even the most seasoned skier or snowboarder will find their alpine dreams realised.

Image copyright of Sunrise Experiences Wedding set up inside the Berghaus restaurant atop Diavolezza ST. MORITZ: A TIMELESS TAPESTRY OF ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE

These renowned peaks also provide an extraordinary backdrop for couples seeking a wedding ceremony that transcends the ordinary. Imagine exchanging vows on the snow-kissed slopes of Diavolezza, surrounded by panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see, with its dramatic cliffs and sweeping glaciers serving as witnesses to a love that soars above the ordinary.

The Berghaus is Diavolezza’s mountain inn, located at Talstation Diavolezza 7504, 7504 Pontresina, Switzerland. Find out more on their webpage.

Spa Culture

For those seeking relaxation and pampering, St. Moritz is home to world-class spas that offer an oasis of tranquility and rejuvenation. Unwind in the embrace of luxurious wellness centers, where skilled therapists transport you to a state of bliss with indulgent massages, soothing thermal baths, and holistic treatments. The intimate ambiance and attention to detail ensure that every moment spent in the spa is a true celebration of love and self-care.

Waldhaus SpaInside the Waldhaus Spa at Hotel Waldhaus Sils-Maria

Indulge in a rejuvenating massage or unwind in a luxurious thermal bath, drawing on the healing properties of the region’s mineral-rich waters. In fact, almost all of the hotels in the village have their own award-winning, in-house spas. The spas are modern and beautifully designed, and it’s easy to spend the entire day exploring the different treatments available, from pine-scented saunas to outdoor pools.

Shopping in the old town

With its cobblestone streets, centuries-old buildings, and a palpable sense of nostalgia, this charming enclave offers visitors a captivating journey back in time. As one strolls through the narrow streets of St. Moritz’s Old Town, it becomes clear that this enclave is a haven of architectural splendour. Historic structures adorned with painted facades and ornate balconies evoke a sense of Old World charm.

St Moritz Old TownConfectioneries and luxury stores at the old town

The heart of St. Moritz Old Town lies in the bustling Via Serlas, a pedestrian-only street lined with elegant boutiques, inviting cafes, and art galleries. Explore the high-end fashion boutiques showcasing the latest trends, or lose yourself in the world of art, where galleries exhibit art pieces that capture the essence of the Swiss Alps.

For a taste of local flavour, venture into the village’s traditional bakeries and confectioneries, and taste the delicate sweetness of the Engadin walnut tart or indulge in buttery Alpine cheeses, a sensory delight that encapsulates the culinary heritage of the region. Pair these delectable treats with a warm cup of Swiss hot chocolate or a carefully brewed espresso, and let the world pass by as you immerse yourself in the ambiance of St. Moritz.

Art and History

St. Moritz also offers myriad cultural experiences for couples seeking to enrich their honeymoon in Switzerland. Immerse yourselves in Swiss landscapes at the Segantini Museum, or explore the Museum Engiadinais to delve into the region’s captivating history and traditions. The village’s vibrant arts scene, with galleries such as Hauser & Wirth showcasing contemporary works, adds a touch of creativity to your romantic escapade.

Segantini MuseumView from the Segantini Museum

The Segantini Museum in Switzerland stands as a testament to the genius of Giovanni Segantini, one of the most celebrated artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Housed in an architectural gem designed by the renowned architect Nicolaus Hartmann, the museum provides a captivating journey into the visionary world of Segantini’s art. The fact that the museum is built amongst the mountain landscape, which was the artist’s inspiration, also contributes to its attractiveness for visitors from all over the world.

The Segantini Museum also offers a wedding venue unlike any other. With its light-drenched galleries and the ethereal presence of Giovanni Segantini’s masterpieces, the museum sets the stage for an extraordinary celebration of love, where vows are exchanged amidst the brush strokes of a visionary artist. Beyond the ceremony itself, the Segantini Museum provides a host of possibilities for a truly unique wedding celebration. Choose from cocktail receptions amidst the museum’s exquisite architecture or out on the terrace with the wonderful view of the alps.

The Segantini Museum is located at Via Somplaz 30 · CH-7500 St. Moritz. Find out more about the museum via their website.

Hauser & Wirth is located at Via Serlas 22, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland. To find out more about their opening hours and exhibitions, do check out their webpage.

Horse Carriage Rides

During our stay at Hotel Waldhaus Sils-Maria, we were treated to a horse carriage ride that was one of my favourite memories. Within the Engadin Valley lies the charming Via Fex, an idyllic haven where time really seems to stand still. Amidst the breathtaking alpine scenery, our horse-drawn carriage moved along the winding roads as the gentle clip-clop of hooves resonated through the crisp air.

Via FexView from the Via Fex copyright of Sunrise Experiences Santa MargaritaSanta Margarita, a Protestant chapel on a little hamlet on Fex-Crasta

Along the way, we were treated to rolling meadows covered in snow and dense forests that whisper secrets of centuries past. The knowledgeable drivers share tales of the region’s folklore and offer insights into the local traditions that have shaped Via Fex’s unique character. Whether exploring during the vibrant hues of summer or the pristine white wonderland of winter, a horse carriage ride through Via Fex is an exquisite way to embrace the unhurried pace of this alpine retreat and bask in the serenity of nature’s embrace.

Our horse carriage ride was provided by Coretti Kutschenfahrten. You can find out more about the services they provide via their website.

Gastronomy

From the lush alpine meadows to the quaint valleys dotted with rustic farms, Switzerland’s gastronomic culture is a testament to the harmonious relationship between nature and the plate. Whether indulging in the hearty cuisine of the German-speaking regions, savouring the delicate flavours of the French-influenced West, or exploring the rustic charm of the Italian-inspired South, the farm-to-table experience in Switzerland unfolds like a culinary symphony. At the heart of this gastronomic journey lies the reverence for nature’s bounty. Swiss farmers, deeply connected to the land, cultivate their crops with meticulous care, ensuring the finest quality produce. On verdant slopes, where cows graze freely, the milk they yield becomes the basis for Switzerland’s famed cheeses, such as Gruyère and Emmental.

Paccheri with sea bass at Langosteria St. Moritz.

Switzerland’s rich tapestry of farms also yields a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, tender fruits, and fragrant herbs. The culinary experts in the Swiss kitchens masterfully combine these ingredients, turning humble dishes into exquisite works of art. The connection between the land and the kitchen is palpable, infusing each bite with a sense of authenticity and purity.

Veal sausage with vegetable bouquet and rösti at Hotel Waldhaus Sils-Maria

However, it is within the intimate confines of Swiss restaurants that the true magic of farm-to-table cuisine comes alive. The country’s renowned chefs, often trained in the finest culinary institutions, pay homage to their roots by crafting menus that honour local ingredients and elevate traditional recipes. With each dish, they tell a story, a narrative of the land and the people who have shaped its culinary identity. The unpretentious elegance of a rösti, a humble potato pancake, speaks volumes about the simplicity and ingenuity of Swiss cooking, while the intricate layers of flavours in a fondue celebrate the conviviality and communal spirit that characterises Swiss gatherings. In Switzerland, farm-to-table dining is more than a fleeting trend—it is a way of life.

Langosteria St. Moritz is an Italian fine-dining ski-in-ski-out restaurant located on the slopes of the Corviglia at Chesa Chantarella, Via Salastrains 10, 7500 St Moritz, Switzerland. You can visit their website for more information.

Gorgeous resorts and hotels

When it comes to accommodations, St. Moritz leaves no desire unfulfilled. From luxurious five-star hotels exuding old-world charm to private chalets offering seclusion and intimacy, the options are as diverse as they are lavish. Revel in the opulent surroundings, where impeccable service and attention to detail create a haven of romance and relaxation. Picture waking up to panoramic views of snow-covered peaks, enjoying breakfast in bed, and embracing the blissful seclusion of your private sanctuary.

Say Yes in Switzerland!

In the lap of the Swiss Alps, St. Moritz stands as a testament to the perfect fusion of natural grandeur, refined elegance, and captivating experiences. Whether you travel all the way to Switzerland for an intimate Winter wedding or seek adventure and pure luxury for your honeymoon, St. Moritz is a destination that promises to leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul. As you gaze upon the majestic peaks and breathe in the Alpine air, you’ll understand why this enchanting town has been a cherished haven for generations of travellers seeking the extraordinary.

Read: Create Fairytale-like Memories at St. Moritz Switzerland

Getting to St. Moritz

There are several ways to get to St. Moritz from Singapore. For this trip, we flew via Swiss Air to Zürich, which took about 13 hours. From Zürich Airport, we took a four-hour SBB train journey to St. Moritz. You can expect to find 26 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Zurich Airport and St. Moritz, you may need to make at least one train transfer on your journey.

Upon arrival at Zürich Airport, we walked across to another wing of the building where the SBB counter was located. While waiting to pick up our Swiss Travel Passes, our luggages were collected by Swiss Public Transport to be delivered directly to our hotel in St. Moritz. We were able to enjoy a comfortable train journey after the long flight.


Credits: Feature image copyright of Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG

Special thanks to: Switzerland Tourism, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, Swiss Air, Swiss Travel System, Hotel Waldhaus Sils-Maria, Corvatsch AG – Mount Diavolezza, and Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG.

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Engadine at night

St. Moritz: A Timeless Tapestry of Romance and Adventure for an Unforgettable Swiss Winter Honeymoon