Davos Klosters Switzerland
Welcome to Davos, Switzerland’s elite play ground. One of the oldest and most fashionable resort towns, Davos is the highest city in Europe and lives up to its reputation for excellent skiing, fresh clean summer air and exciting night-life.
Situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps at 1560 m above the sea level, Davos Switzerland is the highest of all European towns. A Davos Vacation offers a unique blend of urban luxury style living in an amazing natural environment and breathtaking mountain landscape. Davos hotels and lodging options are fully equipped for all types of activities both in winter and summer. Davos hotels also boast exceptional groups and conference facilities with luxury accommodation options in strategic locations. Davos hosts the World Economic Forum every year, and hotels have world class facilities to host such high profile events and guests.
Davos vacation rentals are considered amongst the most distinguished in Europe with amazing settings and stylish interior ambience, located either in the town centre or directly on the ski slopes with convenient facilities such as the ski in ski out Davos houses.
Swiss chalet style Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts offer a cozy intimate setting. Klosters in particular offers many of these smaller, more intimate accommodation options.
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Activities for winter fun and skiing in Davos are countless. Never-ending ski runs adorn both sides of the valley in Davos and Klosters. Davos' century-old winter sports history has guaranteed that Davos has perfected the winter sports experience. The vast expanse of ski areas adds up to more than 320 km (200 miles) accessed by modern top of the line gondolas, lifts, cable cars, and trains.
Other Davos activities in winter include 75 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, both classic and skating types, as well as an illuminated night skiing trail for those who just cannot get their skis off. Davos is a paradise for snow sports enthusiasts with seven distinct ski areas that offer skiing activities for all levels of skiers, as well as skating and curling on the two artificial ice rinks and the largest natural ice rink in Europe. For those seeking speed and adrenalin raising Davos activities, tobogganing is a must and is a unique activity largely celebrated in Davos Klosters.
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Davos is a genuine year round destination offering just as many summer events and activities as in the winter. Expect to find countless well-marked hiking trails close to town. Many of these hiking trails are accessed by the well-equipped mountain railway and cable car system. If you are staying at an accredited accommodation in summer in Davos you will have free access to gondolas, cable cars, and trains. What better way for hiking enthusiasts to access the higher mountain trails, avoiding the long walk up. Many of these mountain cable cars end at mountain restaurants offering amazing views for lunch on the mountain.
The Davos golf course opens from May to October and is renowned for its superb setting and exclusive club ambience. Other Davos activities such as tennis, swimming, mountain biking, paragliding and bowling are available. For adventurous visitors, sports such as white-water rafting and rock climbing are other popular Davos activities. Davos offers a truly all-encompassing summer mountain vacation.
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Davos dining choices are varied and of top quality, ranging from local specialties to international dishes. Davos restaurants and bars offer gourmet cuisine complemented by fine wines and cosy fireplace settings, offering a perfect refuge from the winter chill. On a night out share a delicious cheese or chocolate fondue with your friends or family. Fondue is the local specialty. If fondue is not your choice, don't worry. In Davos/Klosters you will find over 100 restaurants and bars to choose from. Many restaurants and bars are located in local hotels.
In the evening Davos comes alive with bustling night life. Davos bars and nightclubs are the meeting point for the international crowds that gather to sip local wines and beers while listening to live music. The après-ski night scene offers stylish night clubs, lounge bars and of course the well known Davos casino. Klosters offers a quieter more intimate alternative to lively Davos.
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Davos shopping is synonymous to top fashion boutiques, boasting the best international designers as well as Swiss watches and jewellery, and delicatessen stores that offer some of the best chocolate in the world. Visitors can expect to find cutting-edge mountain equipment and sportswear. Davos is after all not only a mountain vacation resort but a sports-orientated town with hundreds of shops offering a wide selection of all kinds of goods and services.
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Being the highest city in Europe, the thin dry air in Davos is known for its healing qualities. Davos was originally founded as a healthy sanctuary for people in need of healing. The numerous Davos Spas are specifically equipped to improve both the physical and psychological well being of their clients. The century-old wellness tradition as well the luxury spa facilities many five-star Davos offer, render Davos one of the best in the world for spa and wellness services. In these high-quality Davos Spas guests can enjoy an oasis of log saunas, steam baths, solariums, cold water areas, open-air whirl pools and spacious solarium terraces. Beauty treatments and Davos massages can be enjoyed in addition to a complete range of fitness equipment and wellness treatments to revitalize and rejuvenate body and mind.
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A Brief History of Davos
Davos, Switzerland was renowned during the middle of the 19th century as an area for curing health ailments and providing beneficial effects owing to its clear and dry atmosphere. The altitude and natural surroundings offered the perfect environment for people recovering from tuberculosis as well as other lung diseases. Many of the older Davos hotels were once medical sanatoriums which are now transformed into luxury lodging, one of which was the setting of the famous book “Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann.
Winter Davos sports started in the Natural Ice era when the Davos Ice skating stadium was the focal point for international speed skating competitions where several world records were set, the first one with the champion Peder Østlund, who achieved four speed records in 1898. Other international championships were regularly held in Davos, which paved the way to the present day year round famous mountain resort.
Klosters - A Trip to Old Switzerland
To really immerse yourself in Swiss culture make a visit to Klosters, a smaller town located just before Davos. This quaint alpine village offers a warm and picturesque surrounding. In Klosters entertain yourself with activities such as golf, shopping, tennis, or squash. Some ski trails and many hiking trails leave from Klosters. In summer ride the gondolas or cable car to the top of the mountain for lunch and for those wanting exercise walk back down to town through the forests and meadows. If you hear bells it's probably just the cows walking around with bells on their necks.