Davos: Where Alpine Adventure Meets High-Stakes Diplomacy


If you wish, you can also visit Davos on your exclusive tour of Switzerland. The village is known for its salubrious climate, as host of the Spengler Cup and location of the Kirchner Museum. The modern congress center is home to the World Economic Forum.

Our tip: Hike to Sertig Dörfli with its beautiful landscapes, traditional Grisons architecture and the cozy Walserhuus restaurant, where you can enjoy regional specialties. An insider tip, as the hike is still little known and therefore quieter, and offers an authentic experience of alpine nature.

From the World Economic Forum to the Spengler Cup: Davos’ diverse attractions

Davos, a holiday destination known for its charm is recognized as the largest mountain resort, in the Alps offering sports and conference facilities. Situated at an altitude of 1560 meters Davos stands as the town in the Alps and a hub for high altitude training. One notable feature of Davos is its conference center serving as the venue, for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

From Sports to Summit Meetings: Davos Offers a World-Class Experience

Davos has gained popularity, for its range of sports, leisure and cultural activities well as its healing atmosphere. The town is known for hosting the Spengler Cup through HC Davos and housing the Kirchner Museum. Additionally the World Economic Forum attracts high caliber guests annually. Lets not forget about the freestyle scene, on the Jakobshorn that guarantees an atmosphere.

Davos as a health resort with a healing climate

Davos originally gained its importance through its healing climate, which has been known for around 150 years. The first guesthouse in Davos to accommodate spa guests opened as early as 1860. Alexander Spengler, a doctor who had immigrated from Germany, developed a recumbent cure for people with lung diseases, which focused on plenty of sleep on the sunny terraces of Davos and the consumption of Veltliner wine. This method made Davos famous worldwide and was immortalized in literature by Thomas Mann’s novel “The Magic Mountain”, which was published in 1924.

Numerous writers, artists and philosophers traveled to Davos and brought their own culture with them. They contributed to making Davos famous in their works and initiated today’s extensive range of sports, events and culture, which is now a matter of course.

Davos sledges

The renowned Davos sled has a history dating back, to the century. Its name originates from the race held in Davos in 1883. In 1921 the establishment of the Davos Hockey Club marked the beginning of a legacy. The prestigious Spengler Cup, inaugurated in 1923 stands as the worlds most esteemed ice hockey tournament.

The Parsenn Derby, first organized in 1924 stands out as Switzerlands ski race. A decade later saw the introduction of the worlds T bar ski lift, at Bolgen. Davos gained recognition in the 1980s for pioneering the freestyle scene on Jakobshorn where snowboarders were permitted to use lifts at that time.

Davos hiking paradise

Davos hiking paradise

Congress and research city

Davos in the canton of Graubünden has a rich tradition as a conference venue and is home to the most modern congress center in the Alps. The World Economic Forum (WEF) lends the city outstanding international appeal. But Davos is much more than just a conference city. It is home to renowned research stations such as the AO for pre-clinical research in trauma surgery and orthopaedics, the national institute for snow and avalanche research, as well as a large number of specialized clinics and hospitals.

Davos is also a city of energy, education and knowledge. All this takes place in a natural environment at 1560 m above sea level, known worldwide as the “Spirit of Davos”.

Davos in summer

With the Jakobshorn, Parsenn with the Weissfluhjoch, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/Strela mountain railroads, visitors to Davos have three impressive hiking areas at their disposal, covering a total of over 700 km of marked trails. These diverse routes are not only reserved for hikers, but are also accessible to mountain bikers.

In Davos Klosters, the philosophy of “sharing the trails” is actively practiced, making the region one of the most attractive mountain bike destinations in Switzerland. Enduro bikers in particular get their money’s worth here and can experience a breathtaking adventure with a total of 10,000 vertical meters on the Bahnentour, for example.

Davos in winter

As a winter sports metropolis, Davos attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. With an altitude of between 1124 and 2844 meters, the six ski areas of Parsenn/Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Pischa, Madrisa, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/Strela offer an impressive winter sports arena. Guests have access to 58 transport facilities, 300 kilometers of ski slopes, 100 kilometers of cross-country ski trails, over 150 kilometers of snowshoe and winter hiking trails as well as two artificial ice rinks with various ice activities. Eight toboggan runs provide even more fun.

Davos in winter

Davos in winter

The Parsenn ski area with the Weissfluhjoch is the highlight for piste lovers and connects Davos with neighboring Klosters. Jakobshorn, on the other hand, is a paradise for freestylers with halfpipes and cozy après-ski huts.

If you want to take it easy, you can enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-covered side valleys. With 150 kilometers of groomed winter hiking trails and snowshoe trails, the Davos mountains invite you to explore.

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