Additional Trip 2022, St. Moritz – Switzerland

On the eastern borders of Switzerland, the Olympic City of St. Moritz invites you on a unique additional trip to Engadin, in the historical footprints of the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympic Games and more recent ones of the 2020 Youth Olympic Games.

St. Moritz is the birthplace of winter tourism and modern winter sports, so it’s little wonder that this Alpine town has hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice. The Games helped to shape St. Moritz’s global reputation as a stunning Olympic site in an Alpine valley high above Europe and raised St. Moritz’s profile around the world. One of the sites of the Lausanne Youth Olympic Games in 2020, St. Moritz hosted the bobsleigh and speed skating contests. We will have the opportunity to discover a rich and lively Olympic legacy, supported by a sound strategy for sport and tourism development.

  • Thursday, October 27

    Thursday, October 27

    am Before visiting Olympic Games sites and landmarks in St. Moritz and its surroundings, St. Moritz officials will present the St. Moritz Sport and Tourism Strategy. This is a comprehensive plan elaborated and implemented by the alpine City of St. Moritz designed to boost the level of sport-related tourism in the area. Communication and branding as an Olympic City are also part of the City’s overall vision.

    Let’s take a gondola ride to the top of the mountain for an unforgettable lunch at Berghaus Diavolezza, a mountain lodge situated at 2,978 metres. Don’t forget to be well-equipped for the occasion!

    pm We’ll discover the Alpine skiing site of the Olympic Games: The Corviglia in St. Moritz is one of the most traditional ski areas in the world. The only Swiss Olympic Games were held here in 1928 and 1948. Alpine skiers have competed for the world championship title here five times. And for many decades, winter sports enthusiasts have enjoyed wide, sunny slopes and the excellent conditions of the slopes. In summer, the Corviglia is the mountain of mountain bikers.

    As it will not yet be winter, with a touch of imagination we will visit the bobsleigh track. The legendary St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia bob run has hosted competitions as part of two Olympic Games and numerous European and World Championships. It is the world’s only natural bobsleigh track and is also the oldest. The St. Moritz ice track does not have to be artificially frozen but is readied for competition using only snow and water – and some hard work.

    The 1928 and 1948 Olympic Games Stadium is the most striking reminder of the Olympic heritage. It is currently a part of the Kulm Golf Course in the summer. The building, which had not been used for two decades, was restored by the celebrated furniture designer Rolf Sachs, a sports and culture enthusiast closely associated with St. Moritz, who made it his home.

    19:30 Dinner at Waldhaus am See, St. Moritz

  • Friday, October, 28

    Friday, October 28

    am The great sporting history of St. Moritz is honoured by the permanent display of 17 richly illustrated and informative plaques. The plaques are located at six historical locations in and around St. Moritz and are characterised by their exciting and sometimes emotional stories. The images presented, whether black & white or coloured, are inspiring; they awaken memories and give powerful insight into the beginnings of international elite sport. It is certainly a worthwhile pursuit to take the time to follow the Path of Sport in St. Moritz, which we will do in part.

    Once again with a touch of imagination, we will discover the most sustainable speed-skating track which hosted the 2020 YOG competitions: the frozen lake of St. Moritz, which will most likely not yet be available to try until the winter!

    12:15 Transfer to St. Moritz Station

    13:00 Transfer to Zurich and Lausanne by train and lunch

  • Information

    Practical information

    The World Union of Olympic Cities is glad to invite two delegates per Member City, including accommodation, luncheons, dinners and activities. Transfer to St. Moritz and transfer back to Zurich and Lausanne are covered by the Union. For any additional delegates, please do not hesitate to contact us at