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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
When we booked for an extra bed, we were expecting a deluxe room but pleasantly to our surprise, we...more
Great 9 nights were spent in Kongress Hotel where luxury is available in mid of Davos. Great staff,...more
We stayed at the Hotel Montana in Davos - conveniently situated by the railway. We always stay near...more
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 really can recommend it!
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...more
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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!
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.
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...more
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...more