Davos is regarded as one of Europe’s oldest mountain resorts. It established itself as a health resort in 1860: its high altitude and long hours of sunshine eased the suffering of tuberculosis patients from around the world. Robert Louis Stevenson completed “Treasure Island” while resident at a Davos sanatorium in 1882 and Thomas Mann, the great German writer and Nobel Prize winner in Literature in 1929, spent time in Davos in 1911 where his wife was in a sanatorium. His stay inspired him to write his novel “The Magic Mountain”, which was published in 1924.
In 1930, Davos became popular as a Sports Center, and today also is known as a Congress Center (e.g. World Economic Forum). Davos is a town way up in the mountains – not your average Alpine ski village, but a bustling place, famous for its fresh mountain air, its consistently excellent snow cover and one of the most extensive ski areas in Switzerland with 45 mountain rides and 230 km (143 miles) of skiing runs. Davos has been attracting skiers for generations and gained fame as a hip snowboarding destination.
But also during summer time Davos is a popular destination to visit. The town offers many sporting and leisure activities as well as fine dining, shopping and entertainment, huge indoor and outdoor skating rinks, a sports center, and two sled runs. Just a few minutes from the town center and you’re in another world. There are 700 km (435 miles) of marked hiking, theme and panorama trails that lead through forests rich in fauna, through unforgettable mountain landscapes and rugged, romantic valleys.
Davos is located in south-eastern Switzerland in Graubunden. At 1,560 m (5,117 ft) above sea leavel, situated on the Landwasser River and surrounded by several mountains and hills, the town extends for almost 4 km (2.5 miles) and is divided into Davos-Dorf and Davos-Platz. With 6 districts totaling an area of 284 km2 (110 sq. miles), Davos is the largest community in Switzerland.
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