Davos is in the canton of Graubunden of Switzerland. It is located on the Landwasser River, between the Plessur and Albula Range, is also the highest city in Europe (1560 meters). Davos is regarded as one of Europe's oldest mountain resorts. It established itself as a health resort in 1860 and as a sports center in 1930. Today, Davos is the largest resort in the Alps for mountain holidays, sport and conferences. Davos has a dual claim to fame as the host to the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual meeting of global political and business elites (often referred to simply as Davos). Davos is also the headquarters of the well-known Weissfluhjoch/Davos Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research.
Area 283.99 km2 (109.65 sq mi)
Position 46°48’ north latitude, 9°50’ east longitude
Davos offers many sporting and leisure activities as well as fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Huge indoor and outdoor skating rinks, a sports center, two sled runs, 143 miles of skiing slopes in winter and 280 miles of picturesque walking path and mountain bike trails in summer. The skiing area and its 45 ski lifts constitute one of Switzerland's largest and most remarkable skiing resorts with snow coverage usually satisfactory between December and April.
Hiking: Davos has many opportunities for hiking. Beautiful meadows, woods, pastures and above all mountains is accessible by 700 km of signed and maintained hiking trails.
Nordic Walking: it is similar to the actions used in cross-country skiing, is ideal for active people who want a healyhy way of exercising body.
Golf course: spend your holiday in the golf region of Davos, enjoy different courses. You can also learn the game from the golf school, saty in golf hotel, book golf package.
Winter sports: include downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ice-skating, curling, snow-bikes, etc.
There are a lot of cultural delicacies to detect in Davos. Davos became famous within the last century because of world-known names of artists and writers as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner or Thomas Mann. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner depicted Davos and the Junkerboden. His painting has a both romantic and pantheistic atmosphere and simplified formal structure. A sanatorium in Davos is also the setting of the Thomas Mann novel Der Zauberberg.
Kirchner Museum is the largest collection of works by the German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in the world. The museum was opened in September 1992, the museum building was designed by two Zurich architects: Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer.
Winter sports museum: present very large collection of winter sports equipment and donated by the Jurg Kaufmann family.
Toy museum: the museum displays on three floors the privat collection of Angela Praders with toy-art and toy-culture from the 18th - 20th century.
The Schatzalp (1861m) inspired the German author Thomas Mann to write his novel “The Magic Mountain”, published in 3004. 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.
Davos is not obsessed with Swiss folklore but you'll find lots of emphasis on cutting-edge sports equipment and high-fashion sportswear, plus leading international labels such as Prada, Gant, Tod`s and JetSet.
Map of Davos