Towering over the sublime country of Switzerland at a vertiginous height of 1560m, the scenic ski resort of Davos Dorf boasts the title of the Alp’s highest city. Comprising one part of the Davos townscape, Davos Dorf is a stunning springboard from which to enjoy the plethora of natural attractions around the area. This lengthy and lively town boasts a delightful dichotomy of the old and the new, the natural and developed and the snowy and the snug; regardless of what kind of Alpine adventure you seek, Davos is guaranteed to deliver.
One of Davos Dorf’s most arresting visions is the magnificent mountain Schatzalp, a verdant vision so beautiful it inspired German author Thomas Mann to write the prominent novel The Magic Mountain. In summer the Alpinum Schatzalp, a gorgeous Alpine botanical garden, blooms and bursts into life with a colourful collection of plants and flowers.
An unmissable adventure is a trip to the Zugenschlucht, a savagely stunning gorge reached by a romantic railway journey; the breath-taking views and natural diversity of the gorge can be further explored on the Geology Trail that transports hikers back in time.
The life force of Davos Dorf is winter sports; it pulsates from the very heart of this picturesque place. Home to the Federal Institute of Snow and Avalanche Research, there’s no better place for novice’s to learn to ski than Davos Dorf. 75km of cross country ski tracks await enthusiastic skiers seeking adrenaline and adventure amongst the Alps, while horse-drawn sleighs take those seeking a more relaxing venture through frozen valleys and snow sprinkled woodland.
After an adventurous afternoon exploring the snow-capped slopes of the Alps, indulge in some heart and wholesome cuisine at La Terasse. Houses in a large conservatory that allows sunlight to suffuse the airy interior, the restaurant serves sumptuous specials inspired by the gorgeous surroundings.(Alte Fluelastr, 2 7260 Davos Dorf)