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Davos is an internationally famous Swiss ski resort. The town is widely recognized as one of the best mountains resorts in the world. For more than 50 years, fans of skiing from all over the world have been charmed by this gorgeous place. Davos is also a frequent location for various sports competitions. The resort has a well-developed tourist and sports infrastructure. It’s also important to mention that there are several premium wellness centers in the town. A vacation in Davos will be comfortable and pleasant regardless of the season. In winter, skiing remains the main entertainment for tourists. In summer, everyone is welcome to attend interesting excursions to the most picturesque parts of Davos and its suburbs.
Davos is ready to offer hotels of different price categories to its guests. Many of these hotels are incredibly popular with travelers from different parts of the world. Steigenberger … Open
First tourists appeared in the town yet in the middle of the 19th century. At that time, it was famous as a prestigious wellness resort. The building of a railroad was a turning point in the history of Davos. The building was finished in 1910, and since that time the number of tourists who visited the resort has increased greatly. It’s hard to imagine but already in the first half of the 20th century, the resort annually served more than 700,000 travelers from different parts of the world. The picturesque high-mountain town attracted many famous people as well, including Thomas Mann, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Besides sports entertainment, the resort is ready to offer many interesting activities to its guests. It’s also an ideal place to get acquainted with Swiss cuisine. Meierhof is one of the best national cuisine restaurants in the town. This is the place where visitors can order classical fondue and another popular local dish – lamb hotpot. The gorgeous restaurant is also a great choice for wine sampling as the restaurant’s wine cellar keeps more than 200 sorts of elite vintage wine. Shopping is also a fantastic way to make your vacation in the city even more entertaining. Besides excellent stores with sports equipment and clothes, there are many shops with all kinds of items in Davos. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Davos is a fantastic location for fans of snowboarding who will be thrilled to find six exceptional fan parks and many other amazing areas suitable for training. Skiers will not be … Open
If talking about sport, it’s important to mention quite an interesting specialization of the resort. It is a true paradise for fans of snowboards. Besides six high-quality fun parks, snowboarders will be excited to find many comfortable training areas. Tourists with children will also fall in love with Davos. In winter, many families enjoy sled trails that are fun and suitable even for small kids. Fans of skiing will also not be disappointed. They are welcome to try out the quality of ski trails, the length of some of which is more than 10 kilometers.
The highest mountain town in Europe is also not deprived of cultural landmarks. There are several interesting museums in Davos. Fans of art will find it very amusing to attend Kirchner Museum . Family travelers also have suitable places to visit, such as Grisons museum dedicated to mining and Toy Museum. Davos regularly hosts various sports competitions and events of the international level. Many tourists prefer to arrive in Davos in January in order to attend O’Neill SB-Jam. This event attracts the best snowboarders in the world and fans of this sport. For many years the town has been the regular venue of the World Economic Forum, so not only fans of relaxation and skiing visit Davos but also business travelers. This mountain resort is an ideal place for fans of active pastime, winter sports, and entertainment.
Fans of excursions and walking will fall in love with Davos. The town is rich in historic landmarks and interesting cultural venues. For example, many tourists enjoy visiting … Open
Davos is an ideal destination for all fans of sports entertainment. Ice skating rinks and indoor sports centers with tennis courts and badminton courses are open all year round and ready to serve guests. In just several days, everyone can master the basics of horse riding under the guidance of experienced coaches. In summer months, vacationers are welcome to participate in interesting horse excursions to the most picturesque mountain areas of the region.
There are several gorgeous lakes on the outskirts of the resort. In summer, special finishing areas appear on the lakes. Many fans of nature prefer to visit the area in spring as it is possible to admire gorgeous waterfalls at this time of the year. In warm months, fans of hiking prefer to climb up to the top of Mount Weissfluhjoch as there is an excellent observation deck there. Note that it is not simple to get to the top as it takes approximately 3-4 hours of walking. Those who are not fond of long hiking tours can always get to the top by using the cable road.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Davos
♥   Castle 'Schauenstein Castle' , 29.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gutenberg Castle' Balzers, 38.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vaduz Castle' Vaduz, 44.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schalun Castle' Vaduz, 45.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Schattenburg' , 52.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Davos
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 66.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal' , 71.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Tiroler Lechtal' , 79.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Ötztal' , 91.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 118.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Davos and around
♥   Art museum 'Kirchner Museum' Davos, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Davos from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Santa Caterina Valfurva

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
One of the most distinctive peculiarities of the health resort is the thermal springs located on its territory, near which the modern health centers were opened. The ski season on Santa Caterina Valfurva takes quite long. On some high mountain passes you can ski since the second half of November until the end of May. Santa Caterina Valfurva is not only a good spa for fans of the extreme sports, but also a very picturesque area, where you can relax at any time of the year. … Read further

Stelvio Pass

From the series “Most Spectacular Mountain Roads”
The Italian Government is very concerned about the safety of drivers, so the track Stelvio Pass has been upgraded over the past few years. Beside the hairpin bends, the angle of which can reach 180 degrees, were built the so-called small "pockets" - descents that allow you to skip the oncoming car and make travelling on the road more comfortable. The Stelvio Pass road designed by the renowned engineer Carlo Donegani is a landmark of world importance nowadays and is one of the most mountainous trails of the planet. The road with many steep turns attracts both motorists and cyclists. Moving along it on two-wheeled transport is also very interesting. … Read further
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