Just breathe…

When daily life seems to become a cage made of endless routine, when you cannot stand people around you anymore, when stress reaches alarm levels … well, trust me: it is time for a break away.

If you need action, entertainment and excitement, then London is always my suggestion and first destination of choice. Catch a flight and plunge into the amazing cultural, shopping and culinary life of the buzzing local scene. But if you need silence, relax and peace of mind, then there is nowhere better than the Swiss Alps and the Engadin valley.

Upper Engadin lanscape (vikingandre.com)

Upper Engadin lanscape (vikingandre.com)

Leave the kids to the gramps (oh, thank you for always being there !!), bring your loved one with you and head to St. Moritz, skip its fur trimmed display of empty luxury and rush to the funicular station just before Pontresina. The creaking red carriage leaves the station and ascends literally to heaven.

Sunset as seen from Muottas Muragl funicular (vikingandre.com)

Sunset as seen from Muottas Muragl funicular (vikingandre.com)

Few words can describe the view on the Alps and Engadin valley that you enjoy from the 2456 meters above the sea level of Muottas Muragl: majestic, awesome, unbelievable, magnificent…

Muottas Muragl funicular station: majestic view on the valley and the Alps (vikingandre.com)

Muottas Muragl funicular station: majestic view on the valley and the Alps (vikingandre.com)

You can indulge in some drinks and snacks at the panoramic terrace bar, comfortably sit on a couch covered in fluffy sheep fur, or walk in the snow along the “philosophers’ trail” to let you inspire by the alpine scenery or enjoy a traditional Engadin meal at dusk in the Panorama Restaurant. Is it expensive ? Sure it is ! But once in a while, we all deserve a romantic escape, a candlelight dinner with your loved one and a long, relaxing, uninterrupted sleep in a ravishing mountain hut: that is definitely priceless.

May I have a "spritz", please ? (web)

May I have a “spritz”, please ? (web)

Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl boasts 16 rooms furnished in fragrant Swiss stone pine, with modern but charming style and all offering amazing panoramic views. No matter if it is dusk, dawn or night dark: the alpine scenery covered in snow is always unmatched and unique. Especially if enjoyed from under your duvet or while having a long relaxing shower. Yes, you got it, you can even take a shower and be delighted by the view of the first morning sun beams on the mountain peaks.

Snow capped peaks kissed by the first sun beams (vikingandre.com)

Snow capped peaks kissed by the first sun beams (vikingandre.com)

But the very best activity of the whole experience, in my opinion, is catching a deck chair, turning it towards the sun and spending some hours doing exactly nothing except relishing the silence, the landscape and the invigorating crisp mountain air.

Just breath... (vikingandre.com)

“Stay with me, let’s just breath…” (vikingandre.com)

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