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St Moritz, a popular and glamorous ski resort in Upper Engadin, seemed to be dead in the summer during my visit. Not that I am complaining much. Generally, during the peak of summer months in July or August, the mountains surrounding St Moritz are totally devoid of any snow, just as it was the case during my visit. I have read about the town being overly crowded with winter parties and avid skiers, hence visiting St Moritz in the summer does hold certain appeals to it.

By and large, St Moritz has two major precincts, connected by Via dal Bagn. Coming from Lugano, I made a brief stop at St Moritz-Bad to visit the Winter Olympic memorial. St Moritz had twice hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and in 1948.

Then I ventured into the bigger town of St Moritz-Dorf. It was awfully quiet this time of the year. I found a nice walking trail along the shore of Lej da San Murezzan (or simply known as Lake St Moritz). A beautiful lake I must say, with clear blue waters and nice scenery of the mountains.


 

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