Grisons

Tourism plays a major role both in summer and in winter and is the most important economic factor. Spa tourism, particularly in Vals, Scuol and Andeer, is gaining more and more importance. Worth mentioning is the sometimes high architecture: Grisons is the one canton with the highest concentration of castles and exhibits world-class cultural treasures with the Convent of St. John in Müstair (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the village of Soglio in Bergell and the church in Zillis (on the road to Splügen). The canton's languages are German, Rhaeto-Romanic and Italian.

Davos KLosters

Davos is the highest town in Europe. The world's political and business elite meet at the leading convention city of the Alps for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. A city in a charming chalet style, with traditional Walser culture. No wonder that the royals make this a rendezvous every year. A holiday destination, a pulsating cosmos full of opposites that attracts and complements. A sports El Dorado, spa location, business centre and cultural metropolis merge in the midst of a spectacular mountain landscape and make the highest town in Europe and the charming monastery into a destination of a thousand possibilities. In summer, a hotel guest of the destination obtains the Davos Klosters Inclusive Card from one night's accommodation, which allows them to use mountain railways and public transport free of charge. They also benefit from the guest programme Davos Klosters Active. Around 700 activities are available to choose from. From mountain bike riding technique courses to guided herb hikes, every guest finds their favourite thing to do. And the best part here is: participation is free and participation in the programmes are guaranteed from one person.

Facts

Altitude: 1124-3146 m, population (town): 13,000, guest beds (town): 19,455, restaurants: 100, shops: 200, hiking trails: 700 km, Zurich airport (2 h)

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Mountain railways to 3 hiking areas: Jakobshorn, Parsenn including the Weissfluhjoch, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/Strela, 700 km marked trails, mountain biking, horse-drawn carriages, Dischma or Flüela, surfing and sailing centre, paragliding, mountain biking and inline skating routes, excursions with glacier and Bernina express trains

WINTER ACTIVITIES

Winter sports of the metropolis: ski and snowboard fans, 58 transport facilities, 300 km of ski slopes, 75 km of cross-country ski trails, two ice rinks and Europe's largest natural ice rink for ice-skaters and curling players, three toboggan runs, 7 Davos ski regions: Parsenn, Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Pischa, Madrisa, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/Strela, Skimekka Parsenn with the Weissfluhjoch, Jakobshorn: half-pipe and a monster pipe & cult site for snowboarders, horse-drawn sleigh rides, 111 km of signposted winter hiking and snowshoe trails

Highlights

Kirchner Museum: the world's largest collection of works of the German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Zügenschlucht: railway buildings of the Rhaetian Railway and Mining Museum, rock trail, Monstein brewery, Beer ABC: tour & tasting, Schatzalp: inspired the German author Thomas Mann to write his novel Magic Mountain published in 1924, Alpinum Schatzalp alpine garden, 800 different plant species from around the world, summer toboggan run, Sertig and Dischma valley, horse-drawn carriages, sleigh rides, Gotschna free-ride trail, Madrisa Land and Färich Adventure Park

Events

Spengler Cup, Davos Nordic, Swiss Alpine Marathon.