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7 fun facts about Davos that you didn’t know yet!

Davos: More than just winter sports!

Did you know that Davos is the highest city in Europe? But Davos is not just a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. The city has much more to offer than you might think. In this blog post you will discover 7 fun facts about Davos.

Are you ready for a journey full of surprises? Then let Davos enchant you!

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Fun facts about Davos that you didn’t know yet!

1st highest town in Europe

Davos lies at 1560 metres above sea level, making it the highest town in Europe.

2. home of the Spengler Cup

The Spengler Cup ice hockey tournament takes place in Davos every year in December. It is the oldest and most prestigious international ice hockey tournament in the world.

3. famous winter sports destination

Davos is a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. With over 320 kilometres of ski slopes and 57 mountain railways, it offers winter sports opportunities for every level.

4 Davos is more than just winter

Davos also has a lot to offer in summer. Hikers, bikers and climbers will find a varied programme here.

5 Davos is healthy

The Davos climate is particularly healthy and has been used for centuries to treat respiratory diseases.

6. home of the World Economic Forum

Every year in January, the world’s powerful people meet in Davos for the World Economic Forum.

7 Davos is small but beautiful

Davos has only around 11,000 inhabitants, but offers everything you need to live.

About Davos

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Davos is a Swiss municipality in the canton of Graubünden and the highest health resort in the Alps. The municipality of Davos lies in the Landwasser Valley, through which the Landwasser river flows. Davos is known for its winter sports facilities as well as its congress centre.

Facts and figures:

  • Population: approx. 11,000
  • Altitude: 1560 metres above sea level
  • Area: 284 km²
  • Language: German
  • Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)
  • Climate: mild mountain climate
  • Arrival: by car or train

Places of interest:

  • Davos Dorf: the quiet part of Davos with many historic buildings
  • Kirchner Museum: a museum with works by the expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
  • World Economic Forum: the annual meeting of the world’s powerful people
  • Parsennbahn: the railway connects the town of Davos with the Weissfluhjoch and the Parsenn ski area
  • Jakobshorn: a mountain with numerous hiking and biking trails
  • Lake Davos: a reservoir with many leisure activities

Activities:

  • Winter sports: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice skating
  • Summer sports: hiking, biking, climbing, golfing, horse riding
  • Wellness: thermal baths, saunas, massages
  • Culture: museums, theatre, concerts
  • Shopping: numerous shops in Davos Platz and Davos Dorf

Events:

  • Spengler Cup: the oldest and most prestigious international ice hockey tournament in the world (December)
  • World Economic Forum: the annual meeting of the world’s powerful (January)
  • Davos Festival: a classical music festival (August)

Davos is an ideal holiday destination for anyone who loves the Alps. Whether winter sports enthusiasts, hikers, bikers, culture lovers or simply those seeking relaxation – there is something for everyone in Davos.


Bonus tip: Discover Davos with Foxtrail

Foxtrail Cuolm Striunau Davos Sommer Team 4

Foxtrail is a unique and interactive scavenger hunt that offers visitors an innovative way to discover Davos and its sights. In this adventure, participants are guided through the city in teams, solving puzzles and deciphering clues to find the next location on their way. This experience is designed to not only encourage physical movement through the city, but also to challenge teamwork and logical thinking.

How does the Foxtrail in Davos work?

Starting point: Each Foxtrail begins at a designated starting point where teams receive their documents and initial clues. This marks the start of their adventure through Davos.

Solve puzzles: Participants have to solve various puzzles that lead them to hidden messages, unusual places and impressive sights in Davos. The puzzles are designed to encourage participants to take a closer look at the surroundings and engage with the history and culture of the city.

Team experience: Although Foxtrail can be experienced with family, friends or as a team-building activity with colleagues, the focus is on the shared experience. The tasks require communication and co-operation, which makes the whole thing a social experience.

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Taking part in a Foxtrail in Davos gives visitors the opportunity to explore the town in a fun way. They not only discover the well-known sights, but also hidden corners and special places that are off the beaten track. At the same time, they learn interesting facts about Davos and its history, making the experience both educational and entertaining. Foxtrail thus offers a perfect combination of adventure, culture and fun, ideal for anyone who wants to discover Davos in a unique and interactive way.

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