Davos Travel Guide

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Davos Things to Do

  • Gemeindehaus - the townhall of Davos

    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 Graubünden.And finally in my last...

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  • Herz Jesu-Kirche - a catholic church

    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

    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...

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  • The Kurpark

    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...

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  • A monument for Sir Arthus Conan Doyle

    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...

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  • I'm sorry, but its an ugly town

    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...

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  • Visit 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...

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  • Ski and Snowboard

    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

    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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Davos Restaurants

  • Pizzeria and more

    The great thing about Hänggi's is it's very broad menu with something for everyone. It is also a very large restaurant sure to accommodate anyone, even large groups. We were 12 in total and had no trouble reserving a week in advance. The good is decent but I would not necessarily rush back. I had a l fine pizza, but it was certainly nothing like...

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  • Fondue and local specialties

    Gentiana is a great choice for dinner in the heart of Davos Platz. Local specialties, game meats, and cheese and meat fondues dominate the menu. We are here as a big group (12 people) and everyone was happy with their choices. One Hingarian waiter wasn't particularly friendly (he should not be in the hospitality industry) but the rest if the staff...

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  • general

    You find here all kind of restaurants. From fastfood (Mc Donalds) over pizzerias till the very exclusive ones.Very good is the "24 hours shop". As the name says it is a small shop which is open 24 hours a day. you can buy there the most importand things ans some snacks and drinks.A very good but not so cheap restaurant is "Buffalo Steakhouse". I...

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Davos Nightlife

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  • Crazy Good Madness

    If you want to go out and just enjoy music, people and some drinks... this is the place to be...The party is famous in all switzerland... You will love it... As you feel...

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  • Nightlife

    This could be a very long capture! Just to say, you can eat and drink in Davos 24 hours a day. And not just in the 24 hours shop. There are some bars open all night.Some recommendations: Ex-Bar, in the center, often crowded with guests and locals, good for meeting people; Tichuana, near the railway station "Platz" (still close to the center), just...

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Davos Transportation

  • New Inclusive Transpport Ticket

    Davos Inclusive is a new inclusive transport ticket for the summer visitors. The Davos Inclusive Card gives you free access to a wide range of services and leisure attractions. Travel free of charge on all open summer mountain railway services in Davos and Klosters - Skate for free on the ice rink - so make the most of the packed Active Summer...

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  • To Davos by train

    Taking the train to Davos is a great idea, because you will go through a really scenic landscape. The train-line has mostly just 1 single track and starts at Landquart (close to Sargans and Chur) and will go to Bever in the Engiadin, going through the wonderful landscapes using viaducts and tunnels,some of them were built in several circles inside...

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  • Go to Davos by car

    It is easy to drive to Davos in your own car and when you come from Chur or Sargans the road is even not very steep and my slow motorhome could do these roads easily and without a lot of effort, at the end you also go through a very long tunnel. In case that you get there from the south, over the Flüela-passroad you need a stronger car and my...

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Davos Warnings and Dangers

  • Forget about going there end of January

    Each year at the end of January the celebrities and statesmen of the world meet in Davos and for that time you will not be able to book any room directely in your hotel of choice, BUT have to do so with a special agency that will most probably NOT accept ordinary people for that time at all. I was in Davos to apply for a job and was told that not...

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  • Bring warm clothing

    When going up in the Alps, bring some warm clothes with you. Mountain weather is unpredictable, and you never know when you will need a pair of gloves, a hat or dry socks...Oh, and wear your helmet!

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  • One way main street!!!

    The main street becomes One-way near the Convention Center and if you are not careful (like we weren't, cause we were looking around as we entered the village) you might find yourself driving against all others!!! :D

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Davos What to Pack

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    by Davos Written Apr 19, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget a warm pullover. Even in summer! After sunset it can be quite cold.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Never go to the mountains without sun-protection. Specially not in winter when its cold. The sun works even then... And your skin will never forget a sunburn!

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Davos Sports & Outdoors

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    by sandysmith Updated Sep 27, 2005

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    There are 450 km of marked hiking trails available (84 km in Winter) - easilty acessible with the excellent mountain transport system - with the Jakobshorn, Parsenn, Pischa, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/Strela ropeways.

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Davos Favorites

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  • Davos Klosters Inclusive

    Make sure you ask if you get this card with your booking.In summer time if you stay in a hotel you get to ride all the mountain rides, buses and trains for free as following:Train from Klosters to Filisur 2. classSchatzalpRinerhornMadrisaJakobshornParsennIn addition you get the following:Swimming pool 1/2 entrance20% for Glacier ExpressCheaper...

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  • Davos

    Davos is the second largest community of Switzerland and is situated in the Grissons canton - some 2.5 hours from Zurich. It is composed of the areas Platz, Dorf, Frauenkirch, Glaris and Monstein. As the largest mountain sports resort and conference centre in the Alps its a popular place in both winter and summer for ski-ing and hiking. Its also...

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  • Davos Lake

    The lake of Davos, 7 cable ropeways reaching altitudes up to 2'844 m, a modern sports centre, the Congress Centre make for a great place to mix business and pleasure!

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