Lake St. Moritz
Lake St. Moritz
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  • Phillip L
    Melbourne, Australia364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very picturesque
    Compared to some of the other city lakes in Switzerland, Lake St Moritz is relatively small. However, it is in a beautiful setting and is itself, very picturesque. There is a flat path around the entire lake, for walking or cycling, as well as plenty of benches for sitting and relaxing and watching the boating activity. We saw the lake during a stormy evening and a sunny day, offering contrasting views. Naturally, the lake is at the bottom of the town, but there are covered escalators between the station and the town to make the walk down to (and up from) the lake much easier.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • mahatinu
    218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful lake, reached by an amazing train journey from Chur
    Beautiful lake, reachable by a very scenic train ride from Chur. We were unable to get seat reservations on the popular Bernina Express, but Tourist Information told us that regular trains offer just as good views. So we travelled from Zurich to Chur (by train) then another train to St Moritz. Total travel time from Zurich to St Moritz was about 4 hours. This journey was on the Bernina Express train line but in a regular train, but with just as good views (just not in a panoramic carriage which you have to pay seat reservation charges for). The Chur to St Moritz train was very full, and we found ourselves in a carriage with seats facing in to the centre of the carriage and wide viewing windows. It was probably the best carriage to take photos from. The seats didn't look very comfortable but actually they were fine, and in any case you had to spend part of the journey standing up to admire all the passing scenery and take photos! At St Moritz we walked down to the Lake and had lunch overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains. This was home to the winter Olympics (twice!) . Then we did the return journey to Zurich. So a long day, but much of it spent on a very scenic train journey.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Ania
    Poznan, Poland560 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Let's go and have some ice skating!
    I visited the Lake in St. Moritz during the event The Ice. The idea of putting precious supercars and classics on the ice is crazy, really. But it is a place to visit in the winter time. Ice skating on the lake is unforgettable!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Darren C
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A winter wonderland
    We visited in Jan 24 after they had a decent amount of snow and the whole place looked like a winter wonderland. The lake has a nice path that appeared to go around the whole lake, but we chose to walk on the frozen lake itself. Simply gorgeous!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 January 2024
  • Annio_7
    292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning scenery
    Stopped over for lunch in St Moritz for a few hours after boarding the Bernina Express from Tirano. Arrived on time and with luggage for an onward journey to Chur, the luggage lockers for 8CHR on platform 1 were very welcome. Lovely warm café serving snacks opposite station, it has an inside and outside terrace with view over lake, friendly staff. Plan ahead if eating, especially if you are on a carriage at back of train, you could be behind other passengers getting into centre which isnt far to walk. Buses and taxis also available, I managed to take in the poster collection on the way back to the station. Take the escalator to the viewing gallery, posters provide brief history of events from many years ago. For photo opportunity, it was great spot also to take a snap at the lake. Toilets available also. There is a walk around the lake, check it out if you have time, I didnt but I've heard it really is along a beautiful route, definitely visit, you wont be disappointed.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 March 2024
  • Delgado
    Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Swiss Lake
    Beautiful views and walks along this mountain lake. Definitely visit it in summer as we were twice in St.Moritz and it's way more impressive in summer to see this lake! Although St.Mortiz can be a lot of fun in winter!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2024
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Delgado
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful views and walks along this mountain lake. Definitely visit it in summer as we were twice in St.Moritz and it's way more impressive in summer to see this lake! Although St.Mortiz can be a lot of fun in winter!
Written 8 April 2024
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Annio_7
Belfast292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Stopped over for lunch in St Moritz for a few hours after boarding the Bernina Express from Tirano. Arrived on time and with luggage for an onward journey to Chur, the luggage lockers for 8CHR on platform 1 were very welcome.
Lovely warm café serving snacks opposite station, it has an inside and outside terrace with view over lake, friendly staff.
Plan ahead if eating, especially if you are on a carriage at back of train, you could be behind other passengers getting into centre which isnt far to walk. Buses and taxis also available,
I managed to take in the poster collection on the way back to the station. Take the escalator to the viewing gallery, posters provide brief history of events from many years ago. For photo opportunity, it was great spot also to take a snap at the lake. Toilets available also.
There is a walk around the lake, check it out if you have time, I didnt but I've heard it really is along a beautiful route, definitely visit, you wont be disappointed.
Written 30 March 2024
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Darren C
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We visited in Jan 24 after they had a decent amount of snow and the whole place looked like a winter wonderland.

The lake has a nice path that appeared to go around the whole lake, but we chose to walk on the frozen lake itself.

Simply gorgeous!!
Written 17 January 2024
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avipiti
Hod Hasharon, Israel3,896 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The lake was almost completely frozen at the beginning of December. The views of the frozen lake are very pretty. At this time still couldn't walk on the lake (usually from January).
Written 29 December 2023
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Ania
Poznan, Poland560 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I visited the Lake in St. Moritz during the event The Ice. The idea of putting precious supercars and classics on the ice is crazy, really.
But it is a place to visit in the winter time. Ice skating on the lake is unforgettable!
Written 20 November 2023
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mahatinu
Surrey218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful lake, reachable by a very scenic train ride from Chur. We were unable to get seat reservations on the popular Bernina Express, but Tourist Information told us that regular trains offer just as good views.

So we travelled from Zurich to Chur (by train) then another train to St Moritz. Total travel time from Zurich to St Moritz was about 4 hours. This journey was on the Bernina Express train line but in a regular train, but with just as good views (just not in a panoramic carriage which you have to pay seat reservation charges for).

The Chur to St Moritz train was very full, and we found ourselves in a carriage with seats facing in to the centre of the carriage and wide viewing windows. It was probably the best carriage to take photos from. The seats didn't look very comfortable but actually they were fine, and in any case you had to spend part of the journey standing up to admire all the passing scenery and take photos!

At St Moritz we walked down to the Lake and had lunch overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains. This was home to the winter Olympics (twice!) .

Then we did the return journey to Zurich. So a long day, but much of it spent on a very scenic train journey.
Written 30 October 2023
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Phillip L
Melbourne, Australia364 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Compared to some of the other city lakes in Switzerland, Lake St Moritz is relatively small. However, it is in a beautiful setting and is itself, very picturesque. There is a flat path around the entire lake, for walking or cycling, as well as plenty of benches for sitting and relaxing and watching the boating activity.
We saw the lake during a stormy evening and a sunny day, offering contrasting views.
Naturally, the lake is at the bottom of the town, but there are covered escalators between the station and the town to make the walk down to (and up from) the lake much easier.
Written 21 October 2023
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Eiffel
Paris, France339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Beautiful lake especially during the sun rise
The reflection of the sun on the water is spectacular
To not miss this nature beauty with mountains on the backgrounds
Written 17 September 2023
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Keppel
Greater Manchester, UK197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Gorgeous lake.Not too busy/We walk around at 3pm.Took an hour-Is 4 to 5Km
There is a 24 hr. escalator down to the lake from the town.
Lovely views. Few bars & cafes as well .
Written 21 July 2023
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Buzzybee61
Manchester, UK577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Great place to sit and watch the world go by or walk/cycle round the lake. Plenty benches to sit on along the way. Stunning scenery.
Written 27 June 2023
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