Saint Moritz Switzerland

Passed through the Sertig Valley, going to Saint Moritz.

Passed through the Sertig Valley, going to Saint Moritz.

Going into the town of Saint Moritz.

Going into the town of Saint Moritz.

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St. Moritz Area Map

St. Moritz is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The town has a population of 5,233 (in 2014). The highest summit in the Eastern Alps, the Piz Bernina, lies a few kilometres north of the town.

Piz Bernina (4,048.6 m) and the Glacier (Picture from Wikipedia)

Piz Bernina (4,048.6 m) and the Glacier (Picture from Wikipedia)

Saint Moritz Town Map, Switzerland

Saint Moritz Town Map, Switzerland

Arrived at the city center of Saint Moritz.

Arrived at the city center of Saint Moritz.

Hotel Waldhaus am See and Saint Moritz Lake

Hotel Waldhaus am See and Saint Moritz Lake

I had lunch in the hotel “Waldhaus am See” and strolled around the outskirts of the Lake Saint Moritz afterwards. After that I went to the booked hotel “Laudinella.”

Hotel Laudinella in St. Moritz-Bad Area

Hotel Laudinella in St. Moritz-Bad Area

I left my luggage in the hotel room and walked up to the Segantini Museum.

St. Moritz Bad

St. Moritz Bad

Rosatsch Street and Inn River close to the hotel.

Rosatsch Street and Inn River close to the hotel.

Catholic Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Saint Moritz

Catholic Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Saint Moritz

The Church of St. Charles was built between 1886 and 1889 by Nikolaus Hartmann, and features stained-glass windows by Enrico Leone Donati, an artist from Zurich.

Walking through the alley of St. Moritz.

Walking through the alley of St. Moritz.

Supermarket "Coop" on the street of Via dal Bagn and a cheerful shop assistant.

Supermarket “Coop” on the street of Via dal Bagn and a cheerful shop assistant.

Street of Via dal Bagn, St. Moritz

Street of Via dal Bagn, St. Moritz

English Church, St. Moritz

English Church of St. John’s , St. Moritz

Between 1860 and 1900 the English parish priest A.B. Strettell would travel to St. Moritz to spend the summer and in 1864 the plan to build an Anglican church was supported by Johannes Badrutt. The neo-Romanesque church was officially consecrated in 1871 and named St. John’s.

Passed through the street and arrived at the Segantini Museum.

Passed through the street and arrived at the Segantini Museum.

The town of St. Moritz was named after Saint Maurice, an early Christian saint from southern Egypt said to have been martyred in 3rd century Roman Switzerland while serving as leader of the Theban Legion.

The Black Saint Maurice (Knight of the Holy Lance)

Saint Maurice

Saint Maurice

The name Maurice is derived from Latin, means “like a Moor.” The Black St. Maurice is regarded as the greatest patron saint of the Holy Roman Empire. Maurice was a high official in the Thebaid region of Egypt – early center of Christianity. Maurice was a commander of a Roman legion of Christian soldiers in Africa. By the decree of Roman emperor Maximian, his contingent of 6,600 men was dispatched to Gaul and ordered to suppress a Christian uprising there. Maurice disobeyed the order. Subsequently he and almost troops were martyred when they chose to die rather than persecute Christians, renounce their faith, and sacrifice to the gods of Romans. The execution of the Theban Legion occurred in Switzerland near Aganaum (which later became Saint Maurice-en-Valais) on September 22, either in the year 208 or 300.

Today, St. Moritz is a popular destination of the upper class and international jet set, as well as one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world.

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