The White Turf and The Night Turf on the Lake of St. Moritz, Switzerland

The lake of St. Moritz is a lake at    St. Moritz, Switzerland with a surface of 0.78 km².      

 

The city St. Moritz lies on southern slopes of the Albula Alps overlooking the flat and wide glaciated valley.      St. Moritz is a popular destination for the upper class. It has one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, many luxurious five star hotels and upscale shops.

Most of the population there speaks German. Italian is the second most common language. About 6.6% of population speaks also Portuguese.

Especially interesting is the lake of St. Moritz in winter. A lot of sport activities are carried out on the frozen lake.

For example, Polo matches are held every January or early February. Compared to polo played in summer, the winter matches are a bit larger.

This is also the location, where the sport of skijoring was invented. In this connection you can read my previous article "Skijöring: Eine spannende Wintersportart".

In addition, The Cricket on Ice Trophy Tournament takes place on the lake of St Moritz in February.

Apart from that, horse races are held on the frozen lake of St. Moritz for three weekends every February. These races called "The White Turf" have been held since 1907 and bring the wealthy tourists to the lake for champagne and betting. More than 35.000 spectators attend the White Turf annually to pursue exciting scenes and entertaining events.

On 24th February 2017, The Night Turf was held for the third time on the frozen lake, featuring exclusive horse races at night. The admission to the frozen lake and to the grandstand seats is free. Spectators are close to the track. Besides culinary delicacies, the guests can enjoy a live concert outdoor and a spectacular lightshow in the night sky of St. Moritz.

Enjoy your stay in St. Moritz especially

in winter!

  

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Comments: 16
  • #1

    Keith's Ramblings (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 01:18)

    I had no idea so much went on there! As a horse racing fan, I'd love to attend the Night Turf. Thanks so much for dropping by my humble blog!

  • #2

    Jasmin (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 07:57)

    A great post about St. Moritz! Thanks for sharing :-*
    Jasmin

  • #3

    Rena (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:12)

    Obwohl ich wusste, dass St. Moritz vor allem ein Skiort für die Upper Class ist, ist mir neu, dass es dort diesen See gibt und welche Möglichkeiten er im Winter bietet.
    Also wieder etwas gelernt, dank Dir! Immer spannend, bei Dir zu lesen.
    Liebe Grüße, Rena
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  • #4

    wir-testen (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:34)

    Das sind ja ganz phantastische Eindrücke. Leider war ich noch nie dort.
    Viele Grüße

  • #5

    serena (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:41)

    amazing place
    kiss
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  • #6

    Mary (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:02)

    I was supposed to visit Switzerland a few years ago, but there was a rock slide that prevented me. I was devastated, I hope to visit the Lake St. Mortiz, I didn’t realize they had polo matches in the snow. Loved the video, it looks amazing.
    xoxo
    Mary | www.evolvewithmary.com

  • #7

    shadownlight (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:17)

    Die Schweiz ist wirklich ein wundervolles Land!
    Liebe Grüße an dich!

  • #8

    Natalie Leung (Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:09)

    Love the post. the town looks beautiful :)

  • #9

    Andrea (Wednesday, 29 March 2017 16:05)

    Great post!!! Looks like a very interesting and beautiful place!

    Andrea.

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  • #10

    Isy (Wednesday, 29 March 2017 18:05)

    Great pics!

    Bjxxx
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  • #11

    Julia (Thursday, 30 March 2017 13:28)

    Such beautiful photos and videos!
    I would love to visit St. Moritz
    Julia x
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  • #12

    Jacqueline (Thursday, 30 March 2017 15:28)

    Das sind so schöne Eindrücke!

    St. Moritz ist echt sehr schön! War auch schon mal dort!

    Hab einen schönen Tag!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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  • #13

    Denise (Thursday, 30 March 2017 15:41)

    Oh my word, how amazing St Moritz is! I love horses and polo is great! The pictures are really fabulous, I wish I were in St Moritz now! Wishing you a lovely day!
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  • #14

    Miriam (Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:39)

    So nice to read more about St Moritz and the lovely lake there!

  • #15

    Carolina G. Ticala (Thursday, 30 March 2017 19:33)

    Great post! Have a lovely Day!

  • #16

    Sariska Jeep Safari (Friday, 31 March 2017 10:59)

    Adore the post. the town looks beautiful..Looks like an exceptionally fascinating and lovely place!