Davos and its region
Davos is worldwide known as Congress City, Home of several Research Institutes and as Winter Sports Paradise.
With 1´560 meters above sea level it is the highest situated city of the Alps. The combination of idyllic Alpine landscape, urban atmosphere and the wide range of service, infrastructure, fine food and activities are unique. No surprise that also famous personalities were attracted by this place even in the past such as Thomas Mann who wrote 1924 his novel „Der Zauberberg“ in Davos and the expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner who lived several years in Davos and painted diverse pictures of it.
Davos hosts four worldwide respected institutes: The Observatory and World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC), Switzerland, the AO Foundation, the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF and the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF).
Davos is a paradise not only for experienced winter sports experts, but also for curious beginners. Davos Klosters Mountains consists of five ski regions with over 300 km of runs on 85 ski pistes therefore Davos Klosters Mountains is one of the largest ski regions in the Alps. Half-pipes on Jakobshorn, carving pistes on Parsenn/Gotschna, freeriding area on Pischa, children’s fun runs on Madrisa and Rinerhorn. There is an offer for everyone.