7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland Saint Moritz − Switzerland
Member of Leading Hotels of the World
5 Stars Superior, Wellness, Restaurants and Golf
Enter a world of uncompromising luxury at the exquisite Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. Situated in the heart of St. Moritz as part of the Upper Engadine this 5-star unique hotel offers stunning views over Lake St. Moritz. An incomparable aura of over 150 years of traditional excellence combined with refined elegance which turn every stay into an experience of ultimate satisfaction.
The renowned Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is among the most beautiful hotels dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience. It was here where the exceptional winter season in the Alps was originated in 1864. It was here where the first electric arc light in Switzerland was amazingly lit. It was here in magnificent St. Moritz where in 1928 and 1948 the Winter Olympic Games were officially opened to the world. Today, the prestigious Kulm Hotel combines its warm unparalleled tradition with the grand luxury of the present. The distinguishing mark of its most beautiful stature is the lovingly preserved classic decor and the state-of-the-art infrastructure.
It would be a delight to welcome you.
Dominique Nicolas Godat
With its prime location 1,856 m above sea level, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz offers the very best views of Lake St. Moritz. Guests at this historic hotel, situated in the heart of the village, can soak in the incomparable atmosphere and enjoy the tradition of hospitality that goes back over 160 years, while enjoying modern comfort at the 5-star superior level.
For over 160 years, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz has enjoyed an excellent reputation for Swiss hospitality. Thanks to its founder, the hotelier Johannes Badrutt, St. Moritz and the Kulm Hotel were already the best-known places in the Swiss Alps in the 19th century. A legendary bet led to events that made the Engadin the cradle of winter tourism.
Winter tourism – the result of a bet In the autumn of 1864, the story goes, Johannes Badrutt sat by the fire in the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz with four English holiday guests. He enthused about the St. Moritz winter idyll – a snow-blanketed landscape basking in sunshine with mild temperatures during the day. “A paradise on earth.” The Englishmen did not believe him since they knew the dark, cold English winters all too well. This conversation led to the legendary bet: Badrutt suggested that the four should return in December, and if they did not enjoy their stay, he would reimburse the travel expenses. The Englishmen returned – and stayed until Easter. Badrutt won his bet, and winter tourism was launched.
The news of winter holidays in the snow spread like wildfire, and more and more English people came to spend holidays in St. Moritz. In the 1890s various enterprising winter guests were keen to develop new sports using ice tracks – and so skibobbing, skeleton bobsled, and cresta emerged. Soon, competitions for all these sports were held in the vast Kulm Park. The Winter Olympic Games of 1928 and 1948 were opened here. True to tradition, the Kulm Hotel is today still home to the historic St. Moritz Tobogganing Club and Cresta Club, and the hotel hosts the Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina every year. True to form, the newly renovated Kulm Country Club will be the setting both for the opening ceremony and the medal ceremonies at this year’s 5th Alpine World Ski Championships.
A man keen on innovation, hotel founder Johannes Badrutt liked to surprise his guests. In 1878, Switzerland’s first electric light illuminated the Grand Restaurant in the Kulm Hotel. Having seen the lighting at the world exhibition in Paris, Badrutt returned with ample impressions and built a small power plant at a cost of around 11,000 Swiss francs – a considerable sum at that time. The success of Badrutt’s bold endeavour led him to start various cultural entertainments in St. Moritz. Consequently, noblemen and personalities from the world of business, politics and culture came from all over Europe not only for the sporting activities but also to enjoy masquerade balls and the intriguing entertainment Laterna Magica.
From the end of the 19th century until recently, Badrutt’s descendants have restored and expanded the Kulm Hotel. Today, this historic St. Moritz establishment is owned by a finance company, which continues to foster the heritage under the aegis of the Niarchos family. The family, with the help of directors Jenny and Heinz Hunkeler, are leading the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz into the future with the care and commitment that the hotel’s founder Johannes Badrutt would expect.
Exclusive living in St. Moritz Are you looking for a long-term holiday residence or apartment in St. Moritz? Then we have something for you. The AG GRAND HOTELS ENGADINER KULM - the company that owns the two most traditional five-star hotels in the Engadine: the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz and the Grandhotel Kronenhof in Pontresina - offer 50 luxury apartments at four different locations in St. Moritz.
Luxury suites designed by the French star designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.
Decorated in Swiss pine – the essence of the Engadine.
Beautiful suite with a fantastic view.
Residence overlooking the rooftops of St. Moritz.
Breath-taking panoramic views.
Alpine luxury with Engadine style decor.
Spacious retreat with beautiful lake view.
Fantastic lake views with south-facing balcony.
Historical rooms in the Johann Badrutt building.
Fantastic lake view - our most popular double room.
Comfort with views over the village of St. Moritz.
Comfort with views over the village of St. Moritz.
Cosy atmosphere in this historic building.
Cosy atmosphere in this historic building.
Directly connected to the 5-star Kulm Hotel, the luxury apartments in Residences I and II are designed to meet the highest standards. The Residences, which are offered unfurnished for long-term rental, have their own separate entrance but are also accessible from the hotel. You will be impressed by the magnificent views of the mountains and lake from these apartments.
The apartments Las Sours – the Two Sisters – are located on the outskirts of St. Moritz, separate from the hotel complex, and offer splendid views of Lake St. Moritz and the mountains. Here, you can enjoy the quiet location and take a leisurely stroll to the village centre, which is within easy walking distance of Las Sours. Residents are also welcome in the Kulm Hotel restaurants and bars as well as the Kulm Spa. These apartments, in the mid-range price segment, are offered unfurnished as multi-year rentals.
The spacious Foppas Apartments are close to the scenic Kulm Park on the outskirts of St. Moritz near the road to Celerina. Sports enthusiasts will benefit from the close proximity of the Kulm Golf course and the Bob and Cresta Runs. The interior of these modern apartments features natural materials including oak, fir wood and Azul Noce granite, matched with high-quality fittings and tapware. These unfurnished apartments are offered for multi-year rental.
The key message is not that the Kulm Spa is one of the first wellness addresses in Switzerland. Nor that the stylish pool and sauna area measures over 2000 m2. The true meaning of Kulm Spa lies in the emotions that guests experience during their visit. Peace, comfort and harmony. Not measurable, but noticeable. Our wellness concept is based on three pillars: relaxation, detoxification and regeneration. And to top it off - the best views of the Lake St. Moritz and the surrounding Engadine mountains.
At the Kulm Spa non-resident guests can also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, or visit the gym. Massages and other relaxing wellness treatments can also be booked.
Our hair stylist, Rike Wagner would be delighted to create your desired look for every
occasion. For women, men and children using Kérastase products for hair and Guerlain for make-up. Refined and creative.
Guests of Kulm Hotel benefit from unlimited free access to the award-winning wellness area in our sister property Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina (6 km away). Every month a Night Spa is offered at Kronenhof Spa - enjoy the unique evening ambience from 19.00 h to midnight. For information do not hesitate to contact our Concierge or Spa team.
Pamper yourself and your partner in our Kulm Private Spa Suite. Take advantage of the private bio-sauna or sauna and steam bath, the double water jet bathtub, or simply lounge on the waterbed with its view of our majestic Alpine panorama. Enjoy exquisite delicacies and a glass of Champagne.
Our fitness area includes state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. Highly professional staff members assist you with indoor and outdoor training programmes for individuals or groups.
Experience a one of a kind, multi-faceted training with varying difficulty levels, allowing you to move your body in unimagined ways. For a more intensive training, the reformer works particularly intensely and effectively on deep muscles in the body compared to mat training and corrects movement as well as posture. Regardless of your age and fitness level, you will improve your strength, endurance, flexibility and balance in coordination with controlled breathing.
Planning a charity event, a birthday party, wedding anniversary, a romantic fairy-tale wedding or simply a party for family and friends? We will do our utmost to fulfil your every wish. The Kulm Hotel, with its rooms and extensive facilities, can give your event the right setting – just leave all the organising to us! We’ll take care of everything from room reservations to room and table decorations, from flower arrangements to menus and drinks. For further information, please consult our wedding brochure.
Whether for seminars, conferences, business meetings, or product presentations at the highest management level, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz can offer the right facilities for your events. We are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and our rooms allow in plenty of daylight.
Feel the sun on your face and the powdery snow under your skis all day long: on 350 kilometres of slopes. Corviglia, the “backyard mountain” of St. Moritz, along with the Corvatsch and Diavolezza ski resorts, all offer you an exceptional skiing experience. In fact it’s easy to imagine yourself as a world champion on these slopes! In addition, the numerous restaurants, ski huts and snow bars serve everything from light meals to fine dining and plenty of après ski fun. From two nights, guests receive a ski pass for CHF 38. In February 2017, the Alpine Ski World Championship took place in St. Moritz. For the Engadin, this has been the fifth World Championship, following on from the events in 1934, 1948, 1974 and 2003.
The Swiss paradise of silver trails offers spectacular cross-country skiing possibilities in every respect – unique scenery, top track quality, and unsurpassed snow safety. Whether you want to train for the Engadine ski marathon, test your limits on the race tracks or prefer to glide along the illuminated night trails at a later hour, you will find the right cross-country ski trail for your every whim.
There is a tradition of Ice as well as snow sports in the Upper Engadine. You can try a pirouette on our hotel skating rink. Play a game of curling with friends, or chase the puck in the Ludains ice arena.
Imagine speeding headfirst down the ice track at the break-neck speed of 140 km per hour; yournose only just above the ice. Since the 1884/85 winter season, excited participants have felt the big surge of adrenaline on the legendary Cresta Run. For anyone who tries it, Cresta racing soon becomes an addiction. The adventure, tinged with danger, is what makes racing down the Cresta Run on a fast skeleton bobsled so alluring to enthusiasts.
In the mood for some action? A ride down the bob run St. Moritz-Celerina equals a 75-second adrenaline surge. Anyone daring to thunder down the world’s only natural ice run as a passenger aboard a four-man bob with pilot and brakeman, will be put to the test at the dramatic “horseshoe” bend (if not before) but will receive a “diploma” after reaching the end in one piece.
Engadin St. Moritz offers a variety of long and short toboggan runs. The classic run is the Muottas Muragl. Another highlight is Switzerland’s famous snow roller coaster “Preda-Bergün”, which is only a 20-minute train ride away from St. Moritz.
The best way to experience the natural world is still by hiking. In the Engadine St. Moritz region, winter hikers will find numerous possibilities that include the pram-friendly footpath and the easy woodland trail.
Fancy going off with your loved ones on a relaxing carriage ride for a few hours? View the splendid Engadine scenery in comfort wrapped in blankets and furs while crossing the frozen Lake St. Moritz, or go further afield to the beautiful lake Lej da Staz that is surrounded by forest. Other classic trips include rides to the Val Roseg or Val Fex side valleys. Our concierge will be happy to arrange for a carriage to pick you up in front of the hotel.
How about a discovery tour of some of the splendid local scenery? We recommend a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage site on the "Little Red", as the Rhaetian Railway is affectionately called, travelling down from the glaciers to the palm trees of Tirano. Alternatively, go for a hike in the Swiss National Park in Zernez, or follow an alpine pass down to discover the southern charm of the Italian town Chiavenna.
The Eispavillon in Kulm Park shines in new splendour since the reopening for the 2017 World Ski Championships in St. Moritz. The Eispavillon is especially valued for its historical role in the Olympic Winter Games held here in 1928 and 1948. The renovation and expansion work on the 110-year-old building is being expertly completed under the direction of the English architect Lord Norman Foster.
The number of hiking possibilities is almost endless in the scenic landscapes of Engadin St. Moritz. Ride in a comfortable mountain railway up the Piz Nair, Corvatsch or Diavolezza – which are all well over the 3,000 metres mark –and hike in one of the many mountains with panoramic views, such as Corviglia, Signal or Muottas Muragl. Hotel guests staying for at least two nights can enjoy free travel on all mountain railways in the Engadin St. Moritz region as well as public transport in the valley (bus and RhB). For hiking possibilities a little further afield, we suggest you explore Switzerland’s national park, which is only a stone’s throw away from St. Moritz.
Mountain bike enthusiasts have seen some exciting innovations around the Upper Engadine in recent years. Three new flow trails have been created on the St. Moritz’ backyard mountain Corviglia alone. Together with another 400 kilometres of trails, the St. Moritz railway tour and trails like the "Bernina Express", no biker needs to stick around in one place for too long. There are arduous ascents to magnificent viewpoints, adventurous pass crossings and challenging single trails; but also comfortable valley tours and side valleys with wide paths for the family bike are waiting to be explored. And that’s not all. Bikers can take the mountain railway in Celerina and St. Moritz to popular points of departure for bike tours.
As a trend sport, Stand Up Paddling has been surging on a wave of popularity in recent years. Originally conceived with the idea of riding waves, the sport has evolved even further so that stand up paddling is now possible on lakes, too, as part of an enjoyable tour. The Engadin mountain lakes in the morning hours make for a particularly idyllic experience.
Tennis players will love our courts at the entrance to the Chesa al Parc. The facility is open both to hotel guests and external visitors, and can be reserved in advance. Rackets and tennis balls are available for hire.
A carriage ride is a romantic experience not to be missed during your stay in the Engadine. Our insider tip: take a ride on the restored Grand Hotel Kronenhof coach and choose one of these three beautiful destinations: Val Roseg, Lej da Staz or the Morteratsch Glacier. Benefit from our special rate of CHF 280, which includes a round trip for a maximum of five passengers including two hours waiting time at the destination. Each additional waiting hour costs CHF 50.
Engadin St. Moritz is a paradise for alpinists of different abilities. As soon as the winter is over, the summer climbing season begins and the prime alpine conditions accompany climbers right into October.
Kiting, surfing and sailing. The frisky Maloja wind that plays over the beautiful Lake Silvaplana at an altitude of 1,800 meters, makes for the great wind and kite surfing scene here. Sailing enthusiasts, on the other hand, swear by Lake St. Moritz. And if the wind fails, you can row or do the rounds on the stand-up paddle board.
All the sunshine in the Engadine warms up the mountain lakes to over 20°C – perfect for cooling off after a cycling or hiking tour. As well as making for great bathing, the three scenic St. Moritz lakes Lej da Staz, Lej Nair, and Lej Marsch are wonderful spots for simply relaxing, picnicking or having a barbecue at one of the barbecue areas.
How about a discovery tour around the holiday region of Engadine St. Moritz? We recommend a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage site with the "Little Red", as the Rhaetian Railway is affectionately called, from the glaciers down to the palm trees in Tirano. Or hike in the Swiss National Park in Zernez, explore an alpine pass then discover the southern charm of the Italian town of Chiavenna
Hurtle headfirst down the ice track at the break-neck speed of 140 km per hour with your nose only just above the ice! Every winter since the 1884/85 winter season, daring visitors have felt the high surge of adrenaline that is guaranteed on the legendary Cresta Run. Please note that this sport is reserved for men. Pre-registration at the Cresta Run office is obligatory, and novices must attend a training session.
In the winter season, the successful celebrity chef Tim Raue (awarded with 19 Gault&Millau points and 2 Michelin stars) will realize his own pop-up restaurant at "the K by Tim Raue" at the Kulm Hotel. As usual, Raue will enchant guests with an aromatic Asian-inspired cuisine. A selection of wines and an elegant atmosphere create an enjoyable experience for both hotel guests and external visitors.
«Everyone dreams of flying, until the day you grow wings.» is what Paracelsus wrote. The physician, philosopher and alchemist was in St. Moritz in 1535 when he dreamt about flying. Whether one is able to grow wings or not, a flight over the Engadine is a unique experience. We can help make this dream become a reality: take off with a helicopter and admire the beauty of the Engadine from above.
From 26 December, every Wednesday morning from 7.40 h, Early Bird Skiing Sessions exclusively for Kulm and Kronenhof guest - enjoy pristine slopes 1 hour before the official opening of the piests on Diavolezza.
The black slope of Giand'Alva, known as the Hahnensee Slope, is probably the most popular in the Engadine. Wide, open and steep at the start, this dramatic 9-km-long slope affords views of the Upper Engadine lakes and ends in snow-covered forest – a dream for snow sports enthusiasts!
During the Corvatsch Snow Night, which is every winter night from 19.00 to 2.00 h, you can ski down the longest lit skiing slope (4.2 km) in Switzerland.
The Murtèl restaurant, located at the middle station, is ideal for a relaxing break from the addictive slopes. After the skiing, people meet in the Hossa Bar, where the party is just getting started.
Jazz - not just a musical genre, but rather a philosophy and a beautiful blend of harmonie and disharmonie. Visit the legendary Dracula Club to listen to some of the hottest swing music, created with an exciting combination of wind instruments, a piano, double bass and drums, played in the mild Engadine summer evenings. Enjoy traditional jazz, the magical music that was born in southern America at the end of the 19th century, as well as more esoteric, modern styles.
Golf, golf and more golf is the motto at the Kulm Golf Course. The golfing world lies at your feet, as you can enjoy complimentary green fees on the 9-hole golf course at the Kulm Golf St. Moritz. Pitch in the middle of the village with the breath-taking alps as your backdrop. A golfing experience second to none.
How about watching the sunrise over the crystal-clear lake of St. Moritz? Enjoy the absolute tranquillity and get in touch with nature early in the morning. Originally, stand-up paddling was discovered by Polynesian fisherman as a means to cross the sea. Nowadays, St. Moritz has been infected with this outdoor sensation – come and try for yourself and find out what the trend is all about.
Want to satisfy your need for speed? Or fancy a biking excursion with your whole family? Then you need to try the Corviglia Flow trail. On a scale of 1 to 5 the physical difficulty is a 1, while the technical requirement about a 3. And the beauty of the trail? We would say at least a 7!
When did you last spend time with your favourite person? In our private spa suite with bio sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi, you can really experience quality time with that person while enjoying a glass of champagne and a little snack. And for a truly private experience, we offer you the possibility of booking the entire sauna and pool area of the Kulm Spa from 8.30 in the evening for your own exclusive use.
Take in the atmosphere of the original Kulm Hotel building, built in 1856. Dine in the place where hotel founder and tourism pioneer Johannes Badrutt hosted his first winter guests and invented winter holidays. Savour a special dinner with carefully selected complementing wines in Badrutt’s family dining room and feel like a pioneer yourself!
Eight restaurants, a 4000m2 spa area, endless indulgence and boundless relaxation: With the offer for dine-around and spa-around the two luxury properties Grand Hotel Kronenhof and Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, we take you on a spa and culinary journey through the Upper Engadin.
In the Kulm Hotel’s magnificent Grand Restaurant, an exquisite breakfast is offered as an extensive buffet of local and international specialties. In the evening we present a varied menu and serve our guests a splendid 6-course dinner as part of the Gourmet-Dine-Around-Offer (half board).
The celebrity chef with 2 Michelin Stars and 19.5 GaultMillau Points will re-open his restaurant The K by Tim Raue for the second time this winter. The native-Berliner is renowned for his creative fusion cuisine with bold Asian flavours and eye-catching design. Both hotel guests and external visitors have the chance to appreciate his culinary creations, either à la carte or the traditional Thai way known as a Ruam Gan menu, paired with a glass of wine or sake in the elegant setting.
Additionally, his restaurant in Berlin "Restaurant Tim Raue" was awarded 37th place among the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
You’ll find a pleasant variety and "Italianità" in our traditional trattoria, with its beautiful sun terrace. Here we serve Italian delicacies, pasta, and crispy pizza from the wood-fired oven.
Unique, delicious with just a dash of cheeky - the Peruvian Chef Claudia Canessa will bring her culinary creations to the Sunny Bar for the third winter season this December. The Peruvian cuisine is known for being a melting pot of different cultures; traditional Inka recipes are combined with Spanish influences and even Asian touches. Claudia Canessa has not only mastered the art of the Peruvian cuisine, but thanks to her quirky personality, each dish has a mouth-watering, but unexpected twist.
Furthermore, the renowned business magazine, Bilanz, awarded Claudia Canessa the prestigious title Chef of the Year 2018.
A 10-minute walk from the Kulm Hotel, the Bob Restaurant is located in the Starthaus, the starting gate building of the Olympic Bob Runs St. Moritz-Celerina, in the grounds of the hotel. In winter, enjoy light and rustic dishes for lunch on the terrace in a sporty atmosphere with a direct view of the bob start.
Discover the cosy ambience of the Kulm Country Club; experience the relaxed, authentic and innovative atmosphere with an alpine-chic bar and a generous sun terrace overlooking the Kulm Park. The legendary restaurant in St. Moritz offers modern, Italian-Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences. Head chef and host, Daniel Müller, welcomes you with regional “back to the roots” cuisine, using locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. No matter whether lunch, dinner, or just for a small snack, the Kulm Country Club invites you to drop by and relax.
Opening hours and reservations
Open from 06.12.2018 until 07.04.2019
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From northern Switzerland, take the A13 highway heading for Chur/Great St. Bernhard as far as Thusis. At Thusis, fork towards the Julier Pass – St. Moritz. In the winter season, you can have your car transported by rail from Thusis to Samedan. Alternatively, take the A13 highway heading for Chur/Great St. Bernhard, exit at Landquart/Davos and continue to Klosters. There, take your car by rail through the Vereina tunnel to Susch-Zernez in the Lower Engadine. St. Moritz is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from there.
Via Zurich international airport (approx. 2.5 hours by car), Basel (approx. 4 hours by car), or Milan (approx. 3 hours by car). Flights from Zurich to Samedan (near St. Moritz) operate during the high season. Tell us ahead of time when you will be arriving at St. Moritz train station or the airfield at Samedan, and we will arrange your transfer by hotel limousine. Ask the concierge about this service, and the costs involved.
Several daily intercity services operate from Basel and Zurich to Chur. Change at Chur for the Rhätia railway to St. Moritz. 4 hours.
220 km - Approx. 2.5 hours’ drive
300 km via Innsbruck → Landeck → Lower Engadine → St. Moritz.
Approx. 4 hours’ drive
170 km to Lecco → follow the road along Lake Como → Chiavenna → over the Maloja pass to St. Moritz.
Approx. 3 hours.