St. Moritz has been known for its therapeutic springs since almost 3,500 years as in 1466 the springs were mentioned for the first time. By the Middle Ages the town was visited by bathers during the summer. In 1519 Pope Leo X promised every devout bather total absolution if he took a bath in St. Moritz.

The 80-kilometer-long valley – the Engadine – is one of the highest inhabited valleys in Europe. For many centuries the valley was reached only along narrow mule trails with mules and horses. The construction of the roads and the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) opened the Upper Engadine to the world. The RhB takes you from Chur via Albula to St. Moritz, which is now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, as well as the Bernina Express, which travels up into the Valtellina.

The Engadine valley surrounded by the largest glacier in the eastern Alps, and the towering Bernina massif is the source of the Inn, giving the valley its name: "Engadina" meaning "Garden of the Inn" in Romansch the local language. A garden surrounded with by peaks, with its larch and stone pine forests, a botanical treasure, averaging 322 sunny days a year. The fascinating play of light led Nietzsche to believe that he have found the "cradle of all silver shades".

Thanks to the Romansch language, the proximity to Italy and the mostly German speaking population of St. Moritz three cultural areas are joined. The Engadine has something special for everyone – be it the athlete or gourmet, the bon vivant or philosopher, be it the wide range of sports and leisure activities, the specialties from the local cuisine, the unique culture and architecture, the numerous events in St. Moritz, or rest and relaxation every visitor can find it in the "Garden of the Inn", our beloved Engadine.

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