This long-drawn-out town in the Landwasser valley is renowned above all as a conference centre, and also as a major winter and summer sports centre with an international flavour and a huge range of activities. Its showpiece is its modern Conference Centre, which hosts the World Economic Forum WEF (nearly) every year. In the centre of Davos, visitors will find a wide range of accommodation and excellent shopping, with numerous boutiques, cafés and restaurants. At night, too, there’s plenty of entertainment, with bars, discos and a casino. Davos is also the headquarters of the well-known Weissfluhjoch/Davos Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research.
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The cable-cars on the Jakobshorn (2590 m), Parsenn including the Weissfluhjoch und (2844 m), Rinerhorn (2490 m) and Schatzalp/Strela provide access to three hiking areas with a total of 700 km of marked footpaths. Anyone seeking rest and relaxation amid unspoilt nature should head off on foot, by bike or by horse-drawn carriage up the romantic side valleys of Sertig, Dischma or Flüela. For a change of scene, visit the Davos Lake with its swimming area and a sailing and surfing centre. In addition, there are opportunities for hang-gliding and paragliding and mountain bike and inline skating routes. Davos is also the starting point for excursions on the famous Glacier and Bernina Express trains.
Davos is a winter sports metropolis for skiing and snowboarding fans from all over the world. At altitudes between 1124 and 2844 m, guests will find 58 ski lifts, 320 km of slopes, 75 km of cross-country ski tracks, two artificial ice-skating rinks and Europe’s largest natural ice rink for people to skate or play curling on. And no fewer than three sledging runs to have fun on! The seven Davos-Klosters skiing areas of Parsenn, Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Pischa, Madrisa, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/Strela have been brought together into one vast winter sports arena. For skiing fanatics, the mecca is the Parsenn and Weissfluhjoch area which connects up with the neighbouring resort of Klosters. The Jakobshorn, on the other hand, is the in place for snowboarders, with its half-pipe and monster pipe. For a quieter time, take a ride by horse-drawn sledge into the snowy side valleys, or experience the Davos mountains from 111 km of beautifully prepared winter footpaths and snow-shoe trails.
- Kirchner Museum – the world’s largest collection of works by the German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) is housed in an innovative modern museum building.
- Zügenschlucht – a wild and romantic gorge with the spectacular RhB railway line and a mining museum at the Schmelzboden at 1340 m, and the Geology Trail between Davos-Monstein and Wiesen.
- Monstein Brewery – the highest brewery in Europe and the first brewery in the canton of Grisons to open to the public. The ABC of beer-making, guided tour, tasting.
- The Schatzalp (1861m) inspired the German author Thomas Mann to write his novel “The Magic Mountain”, published in 1924. An Alpine botanical garden, the Alpinum Schatzalp, with about 800 different species of plant from all over the world. Flowers are best in June and July. Enjoy a change of scene on the summer sledging run.
- Sertigtal – its unique natural beauty and mountain scenery make for an unforgettable alpine experience. Popular destination for rides by horse-drawn carriage or sledge.