St. Moritz Photo Gallery - Up the Mountains

Many hotels in St. Moritz offer a mountain railway ticket for stays of at least 2 nights. I was pleasantly surprised my fairly cheap hotel had this benefit and ended up enjoying many different cable cars and funiculars for free, in addition to local public transport!

The Diavolezza cable car opened in 1956 and was modernized in 2011. The lower terminus is right beside the Bernina Diavolezza train station, just over half an hour ride from St. Moritz.

The weather was a mixed bag, although you can always consult their webcam before you set off from St. Moritz.

While the ride up on the huge cable car was spectacular, the terrace at the top was shrouded in fog and clouds. I didn't stay for long and rode back down before the tourist crowds arrived down below.

Near St. Moritz just next to Punt Muragl railway station, the Muottas Muragl funicular takes visitors up over 700m to a nice observation area overlooking the town, its surrounding mountains and lakes.

The observation area is much bigger here with picnic tables to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

South of St. Moritz, 2 cable cars take visitors up Corvatsch for another perspective of the lakes and mountains.

At the top, I was short of breath but the scenery was marvelous.

Piz Nair is easily accessible from the heart of town. First, take the funicular up to Corviglia.

At the intermediate station 2486m above sea level, it is an outdoor walk towards the next stage of ascent, a long cable car ride up to Piz Nair, 3057m above sea level.

The weather forecast called for clouds in the afternoon, and it was very accurate. The views at Piz Nair, the highest point I could reach, were mixed. Luckily, there was a heated indoor section to warm up and wait for the skies to clear.

By the time I started retreating back to town, the fog had rolled in. The blue sky returned as I got back on the funicular further downhill.

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