Davos: The world's leading elite tourist center


Davos is a small alpine town and the most highly located city in Europe with a population of 13,000 inhabitants, 200 stores, 100 restaurants and the possibility of hosting 24,000 visitors. There is also a casino, cinemas, sports ground and an ice rink.

The city is accustomed to the world elite, in the year around 150 different conferences and congresses are hosted, the most famous of which are the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum, as well as international sporting events, such as ice hockey Spengler, Nordic Davos World Cup cross country skiing. In the neighboring Klosters reigns a more intimate atmosphere, which is probably why it has long been chosen by members of the British royal family.

A thing of so many years ago, a German doctor Alexander Spengler discovered the healing properties of the Alpine climate of Davos, from that moment the resource became popular with all those who want to recover their health. The unique Davos air, which is at an altitude of 1,560 m, not only helps improve health, but is also a source of inspiration for all its guests. For example, Thomas Mann visited Davos because he needed the inspiration for the novel "The Magic Mountain" and Stevenson finished the novel "Treasure Island."

But even so the main advantage of the tourist area is alpine skiing: it is very diverse, the total length of more than 300 km of slopes, and the longest 12 kilometers of descent, sliding down that allows you to fully enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Davos is also considered the best resort for snowboarders to its services here it is quipado with 6 snow parks.

In Davos Klosters there are more than 150 hotels of which 6 are five-star hotels: the new InterContinental Davos, focused on the placement of the business elite during congresses and forums.

Another hotel that deserves attention, Steinberger Grandhotel Belvedere, which opened in 1875. Here you can find a health center, 3 restaurants and a bar with live music. It is located in the heart of Davos, and a 3-minute walk from the congress center, often leading to distinguished guests and the Google company. Room price per night is 10 thousand blond.

Grischa Hotel 4 *, located in the heart of Davos, especially attractive for young travelers. It is just 100 meters from the cable car and in the immediate vicinity of the Davos Platz train station and offers its guests 90 modern and comfortable rooms of different categories, 5 restaurants, a smoking lounge, a spa and an outdoor terrace. All hotel guests for free have access to the Internet and an unlimited number of devices. The cost of living 9000 rubles.

Among the mountain restaurants you can highlight Bergrestaurant Clavadeleralp (Jakobshorn ski resort), a great place to enjoy a glass of champagne in the company of like-minded people. The restaurant has a large terrace, with capacity for 200 people. Another Alpine jewel – Fondue-Stubli Schifer, of course from the title it is worth trying the fondue and Swiss cuisine.

The nightlife will not leave anyone indifferent. Davos is one of the few ski resorts that has a very good casino, many offer live music bars.

Gotschnabar – an elegant bar with famous DJs, is usually open late and is ideal for enjoying cocktails. The legendary Ex-Bar for the party is open until 5. A fun night at Klosters in British style, Casa Antica or just listen to the music at the piano bar.

If your soul requires a cultural holiday, then you can visit one of the Davos museums. For example, Kirchner Museum, there is a large collection of German Expressionism. For families with children, Toy Museum or the Winter Sports Museum could be recommended.

The region offers a unique combination of ski vacations, entertainment and the healthy air of a big city.

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