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Relaxing Walk Around Lake St. Moritz, Switzerland

Last Updated on February 8, 2024 by Darla

St. Moritz in Engadine, Switzerland is an attractive mountain resort at 1,800 meters above sea level. Due to the region’s location on the south side of the Alps, there are as many as 300 days of sunshine per year.

Summertime in St. Moritz is a popular time for tourists to engage in sports, such as hiking and biking. In St. Moritz, you can choose between leisurely walks and adventurous hikes. Walking around St. Moritz lake is more of the former – a relaxing and easy activity. Everyone can enjoy a walk around Lake St. Moritz. It is a walk that is easy for both small children and parents with strollers.

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You can stroll around the lake, sit on a bench, and enjoy the view. You can stop and sit on many benches along the way.  In addition, you can walk around the lake at any time and in any direction.

Distance4.3 km
Duration1 h 5 minutes
Ascent5 meters
Descent4 meters

Views of the town, mountains, wildlife, and nature abound. If you want to enjoy the water itself, you can also rent from St. Moritz Sailing Club. The St. Moritz Sailing Club rents out sailing and rowing boats for leisurely excursions on Lake St. Moritz.  It is possible to rent a boat by the hour, half-day or full-day, as well as by the week. Dinghys and yachts are available for at least 2 hours. 

How to Get to Lake St. Moritz

The majority of people start at the St. Moritz train station, but you can start from anywhere on the lake. You could reach the lake within minutes of walking from the train station.

Alternatively, you can start the stroll from the Catholic Church bus stop called St. Moritz Bad, Kath. Kirche. 

Our Experience

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It’s already been several times since we walked around the lake. This activity is easy for all members of our group. The side away from the town can sometimes be in the shadows, especially in autumn. Our preference here would be to walk along the side of the lake under the sun rather than walk around the whole circle.

Towards one side of the lake, you can also stop at the Church. There’s also a nice view of the town on the other side of the lake.

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Further along, you will see the path that leads to Lake Staz. Lake Staz is also a great place to visit. It is quite close. It will take you 15 to 20 minutes to walk to Lake Staz from Lake St Moritz.

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Several other lakes can be found in the Engadine. Other lakes worth visiting in and around St. Moritz are Lake Champfèr Silvaplana Lake, Silser Lake, and Lej Marsch.

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Darla is the owner of Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country. Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.

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