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Churches
The following are some of the notable Engadine Churches:
Santa Maria in Pontresina - frescoes from the 13th century.
San Gian near Celerina - famous coffered ceiling from the 12th century.
Sils Fex - Mountain Church Fex-Crasta - frescoes from the 16th century.
The chapel of the St. Moritz-Dorf Catholic church is built into the rock: modern, but very impressive.

Other architecturally significant churches can be visited by driving or touring by bus, the Ofen Pass to Müstair, whose Cloister Church was founded by Charles the Great in the 8th century. Or the Church of Bondo in the Bergell valley.

Cresta rider
Opposite the Kulm Hotel is a life-size bronze sculpture of a skeleton rider by David Wyne, presented to the village by the St.Moritz Tobogganing Club in 1985, to mark the club`s centenary.

Document Library
The library has a wealth of material on the history of St.Moritz, the local area and the Engadine.

Engadine Ski Marathon Roll of Honour
The roll, which bears the names of all the winners of the event over the years, is located in the spa centre park.

Engadiner Museum
Via das Bagn.
081- 833 44 54 / 833 43 33
Mon-Fri 9.30am-noon & 2-5pm, Sun 10am-noon
A folk museum with a wide range of exhibits depicting local life housed in a solid stone building that is one of the few surviving pieces of original Engadine architecture in the town. The house was built in 1905 and opened to the public in 1906.

Engadine Villages
Take the Rhaetian Railway or the post bus and drive to one of the beautiful neighbouring villages. Some are prime examples of the Engadine architecture (Zuoz, Zernez, Guarda, Scuol/Schuls, Tarasp etc.).

Heidi Chalet
The original hut from the Heidi film is located between Oberalpina and Salastrains, above St. Moritz. It is 200 years old and was used as the setting for the most successful film production of the Heidi story.

Giovanni Segantini Museum
June-Oct Tues-Sat 9am-12.30pm & 2.30-5pm, Sun 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.30-4.30pm; Dec-May Tues-Sat 10am-12.30pm & 3-5pm, Sun 3-5pm. Displays the work of the largely self-taught Symbolist who was perhaps the definitive painter of Alpine life. The Segantini Museum was built in 1908 and is dedicated to the paintings and graphics of the great Italian born "Engadine" painter Giovanni Segantini. There are about fifty works exhibited. The most important paintings from his final period are displayed in the domed room of the museum. Visit the studio of Giovanni Segantini in Maloja to view an exhibition of unpublished pictures, sketches, documents and personal belongings of the artist.

Library / Nietzsche House
The village of Sils is not only attractive, it also has a library, the "Biblioteca Engiadinaisa" with a large collection of books in foreign languages and the Nietzsche House to visit.

The Mili Weber House
(081- 833 31 86 / 833 33 09 / 833 42 95 / 833 53 55)
Visit the house where Mili Weber lived in her quiet intact world. You can admire her life-work (illustrated stories, paintings, sketches etc.) and be enchanted by her fantastic fairy-tale world. Visits by appointment only .

Mauritius Fountain
The fountain, which was erected in 1910, is named after the leader of the Roman legionnaire (around 300 AD) who was to become the patron saint of the village. It stands in front of the town hall in St.Moritz-Dorf.

The Olympic Stone
The stone, which commemorates the Winter Olympic Games held in the town in 1928 and 1948, stands opposite Bistolfi`s Segantini Monument, by the steps leading up to the Segantini Museum.

The Schiefer Turm (crooked tower)
Long a landmark of the village, the tower, which dates from the 13th century, is all that remains of St.Maurice`s Church, which was demolished in 1890.
Sils-Maria, a short bus ride from St Moritz, is the summer home of the German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It is located in the centre of town and is open to the public for a nominal entry fee. Memorabilia of photos and writings are on view. All rooms are open for inspection.

The Glacier Express
The Glacier Express is the slowest express train in the world. This remarkable route links two of Europe's most renowned Alpine resorts - Zermatt and St. Moritz. The route covers some of the most stunning scenery in the country, passing through 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges. From the comfort of a panorama railcar, experience the breathtaking beauty of the unspoiled Alpine landscape. Dine in comfort, traveling in the attractively furnished restaurant car.

The Bernina Express
When you take the four-hour trip on the only Swiss train which crosses the Alps without a tunnel, you'll never know a dull moment. Wild gorges, soaring bridges, fascinating loop tunnels and white glaciers near enough to touch. From the valley of the young Rhine to that of the Inn in Engadine, across the regions of eternal snow and down to palm trees and oleander bushes; to Poschiavo/Le Prese and on to Veltlin and its rich Mediterranean charm.

The Palm Express
The journey links St. Moritz with Ascona, and provides wonderful views of Swiss mountains and glaciers as well as sub-tropical lakeside scenery to the south. It is a combination of a postal bus and railway. The various stretches are operated by the Swiss Postal Bus Service, the Centovalli Railway and the BVZ Railway. The length of the journey is 186 miles and takes two days to complete.

For information on any of these tours, please contact: Swiss Federal Railways. They have an office in the US at Swiss Federal Railways Swiss Center, 608 Fifth Avenue; New York, NY 10020 telephone: (212) 757-5944.


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