Surrounded by one of nature’s most beautiful landscape in the alpine world, Davos is the place where you can meet, relax and practice a vast variety of sport activities.
Inwinter,Davos offers over 300 km of marked ski runs on six different mountains, 75 km cross-country skiing trails, 80 km of kept and cleared mountain trails for winter walks and natural and artificial ice-rinks. There is a public bus for free. From one side to the other side of the village/city it takes only 5-10 minutes by car/public bus.
In summer you can enjoy a network of clearly signed and excellently kept mountain paths extended over 700 km on six wonderful hiking areas, an 18 hole golf-course, water sport activities at the Davos lake and mountain bike trails. Davos recommend you our great summer offer Davos Inclusive. The Davos Inclusive Card offers you free use of all open summer mountain railways! The Card gives you also free access to a wide range of services and leisure attractions.
Davos – the highest Alpine resort in Europe – offers all the amenities of a small town, while nestling in landscape of unspoilt natural beauty and marvellous mountain splendour. Davos boasts no distinctive landmark, no leaning tower, no Matterhorn. But Davos offers an array of attractions unequalled by any other mountain holiday resort in the whole of Europe. Davos is delightfully diverse, a holiday, sports, congress, health, research and culture resort rolled into one!
Davos is ideal for an active holiday in a magnificent mountain setting. Whether summer or winter, almost every type of sport is catered for. Skiing, sledging, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and ice-sports in winter. Hiking, running, mountain biking, golfing and water sports in summer. Tennis, squash, horse-riding, hang-gliding and paragliding are year-round attractions. Major events such as the Swiss Alpine Marathon and Spengler Cup Ice Hockey Tournament are just a few of the highlights from an impressive palette of sporting attractions.
During the last 35 years, Davos has firmly established itself as a successful and competitive international congress venue, despite its slightly peripheral location. The town’s strong point lies in its contrast to the conventional congress resort, offering a captivating combination of education and relaxation far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Davos is the perfect place to meet people, exchange knowledge, practise sport, relax and unwind.
But Davos has also remained a health resort. The clinic sector remains an important factor in the local economy in addition to holiday and sports tourism. The resort’s clinics are now highly specialized institutes, expert in the treatment of allergies, respiratory illnesses and dermatological complaints. The resort is home to four world-renowned research institutes, which attract distinguished scientists and guest researchers from all corners of the globe. Davos is almost a small university town, with a leaning towards natural science and medicine.
Davos also offers a colourful cultural palette, often in quite deliberate contrast to the more familiar and popular scene. The Davos Festival “Young Artists in Concert” attracts talented young musicians from all over the world. The Kirchner Museum, most famous of the resort’s six museums, enjoys world acclaim for the most comprehensive collection of the works of expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
Davos is easily accessible, reached in about 2½ hrs by road or rail from Zurich and about 4 hrs from Munich or Milan.