Maloja was on the route which the Roman Legions took when marching from Lake Como towards St. Moritz and they built fortifications at Maloja to secure the route over the Maloja Pass, the remains of which can still be seen. In more recent times the artist Giovanni Segantini lived and worked in Maloja, until his death in 1899.
Maloja is renowned as the most snow sure resort in the whole of Switzerland and each March is the starting point for the Engadine Ski Marathon. This attracts about 13,000 cross-
View of the village of Maloja looking towards the Upper Engadine. The impressiive former first class Hotel Maloja Palace is on the left-
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Flag of the Bergell District of which Maloja is a part of.
Cantonal Flag of Graübunden
All the above modern photographs were taken by Robert Boesch and are copyright: swiss-
Aerial photo of the village of Maloja (1803 m) with view of the Lakes Sils, Silvaplana, Champfèr and St. Moritz towards the Lower Engadine. On the right-
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The village of Maloja in 1902. The Maloja Palace Hotel was built in 1884 for the Belgium Count Camille de Renesse.
Maloja Post Office and one of the Post Buses that go down the pass to Chiavenna.
Maloja Kulm Hotel which is situated at the summit of the pass. When we visited in 2014 the hotel was derelict and still was in 2016.
The tower overlooking the pass was built over along period being finished in 1903. It is the symbol of the village and is now used as a viewing tower and for exhibitions.