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    Gemeindehaus - the townhall of Davos

    by globetrott Updated Oct 18, 2010

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    This is the Gemeindehaus, the townhall of Davos and it is one of the few nice and interesting houses I did find in Davos. The building dates back to the year 1634. In my 4th photo you will see another house that looks nice with some of the typical engravings in the facade, that are mostly to be found in villages of Graub√ľnden.
    And finally in my last photo you will see another one of the very rare, nice wooden buildings of Davos.

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    Herz Jesu-Kirche - a catholic church

    by globetrott Updated Oct 18, 2010

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    Herz Jesu-Kirche is one of the 3 catholic churches in Davos and you will find it in the upper mainstreet. It dates back to the year 1915 and has some nice decorations in the facade, while it is not very special from inside.
    This church is open for visitors all day and might be a good place to rest and cool down a bit on a hot summerday.

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    St. Luke's - the english church

    by globetrott Updated Oct 18, 2010

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    This is St. Luke's - the english church dating back to the year 1882 and now beeing surrounded by lots of ugly modern buildings without a soul.
    In 1878 the first book about Davos was published in Great Britain and soon the rich and famous came to Davos for their vacations and in order to find relief from several illnesses like TBC. 1891 - 1939 there was even a british consulate in Davos and there is also an english library with 6000 books in Davos.
    Take a look inside this church, it is normally open during the day and has some interesting decorations.

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    The Kurpark

    by globetrott Updated Oct 18, 2010

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    In a certain way the Kurpark was my favorite place in Davos, it was bought by the city of Davos in 1913 and was left more or less like it was, so dont expect a constructed park, but a natural piece of land with partly meadows and partly woods. There are some monuments as well there and a waterwell serving fresh mountainwater free of charge all day long (my last photo).
    Dont ever hesitate to drink the water from these wells - except an inscription would say anything different there !

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    A monument for Sir Arthus Conan Doyle

    by globetrott Written Oct 18, 2010

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    In the central-park of Davos you will find a monument for Sir Arthus Conan Doyle, yes the author of Sherlok Holmes, who crossed the Maienfelder Furka from Davos to Arosa on skis in March 23rd, 1894, and thereby bringing this new sport and the swiss alps to the attention of the world.
    b.t.w.: For all fans of Sherlock Holmes it might be interesting to read my page about Meiringen, the place where Sh. Holmes died and Sir Arthus Conan Doyle had spent a lot of vacations.

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    I'm sorry, but its an ugly town

    by globetrott Updated Oct 18, 2010

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    I think that Davos is an ugly place and I really wonder what attracts all the tourists there, who are willing to pay even more money there than in the swiss places, that are much more beautiful like Luzern, Interlaken etc.
    In my main picture : This is one of the very few lovely houses that I saw in the upper main-street, and when you enlarge the photo you will see some thin white sticks reaching into the sky between this house and the house on the right. This lovely house will be surrounded by new buildings soon, all of them much higher than the old house and all of them in just a tiny distance to this nice old building.
    My 2nd picture : the same house and on the left is another stick reaching into the sky. It marks again the size of a building that will be finished soon and is in just a tiny distance to this old house.

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    Visit Schatzalp

    by iammon Written Oct 12, 2009

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    Hotel Schatzalp

    Take the cable car up to Schatzalp. (During Summer every 15 minutes during the day) Price up and down CHF 14.-. Up there you have lots of choices. You can visit the botanical gardens (since 1907) with over 3500 different mountain plants not just from Switzerland. It is called Alpinum. You can do a summer sledge ride (one go 3.50 CHF). Fun for 500 meters! You can visit the hotel that was built in 1900 as a leading luxury resort. Famous from Thomas Mann's '' Der Zauberberg''. Or just eat something grilled on the sun balcony of the Snowbeach Restaurant. Of course it is as well a good starting point for lots of hikes. There is a nice waterfall (probably only has water in spring or after rainy days) trail that can be done with a kids wagon. It takes about one hour.

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    Ski and Snowboard

    by skitool Written Aug 14, 2006

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    The best sking in the Alps...
    The reason why I life here is the snow...
    Here we got endless mountains and endless good snow...
    Terain from easy to extreme...
    Its all here for you to be explored...
    Enjoy...

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    Ski and Snowboard

    by skitool Written Aug 14, 2006

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    The best sking in the Alps...
    The reason why I life here is the snow...
    Here we got endless mountains and endless good snow...
    Terain from easy to extreme...
    Its all here for you to be explored...
    Enjoy...

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    Cycle up Fluelapass

    by bicycle_girl Written Jul 29, 2006

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    On the way up Fluelapass
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    As I have been doing during my trips in Europe, my bike has been my donkey, and has been following me everywhere. All you need is good gearing, patience, good food, lots of fluids, warm clothes for the descent. Oh, and keep the camera close by, since you may want to capture it all on memory card!

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    Must See!

    by Davos Written Apr 19, 2004

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    Davos is in winter very famous for skiing, crosscountry skiing, ice skating, ice hockey, generally winter sports. But even in summer there are lots of sports you can do: hiking, mountain biking and if you are hard enough you can go for a swim in the very cold Davosersee (lake of Davos).
    But not just for sport Davos is worth a stop. There are some museums (Kirchner, Painter; Heimatmuseum, old local culture; Wintersport Museum). There is a big congress centre with some small meetings and as well very famous ones like the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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