Davos originally enjoyed its prominence thanks to its rejuvenating climate, which has been renowned for around 150 years. As early as 1860 the first Davos guest house was opened to welcome spa guests. The German physician who immigrated here, Alexander Spengler, opened a recuperation spa for lung illnesses, which primarily comprised extensive sleep on the sun terraces of Davos, along with Veltliner wine. This treatment made Davos world renowned, and in 1924 the novel "The Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann made the location immortal in a literary sense too. Alongside Mann, numerous other writers, artists and philosophers also travelled to Davos. They brought their own culture with them, made the spa town famous in their works, or were responsible for initiating the sports, event and cultural facilities that exist today.

Links to further informations about offers in Davos:


Wellnessbath and water park
Golf Club Davos 18-hole-course in der höchstgelegenen Stadt Europas
Icerink/ Sports centre
Horse riding

Ski school
Horse buggy
Snowshoe hicking

Public transportation Davos
Cinema Arkaden


Kirchner museum Davos
Medicine museum Davos
Wintersports museum
Native country museum
Bergbau am Silberberg
Internet-Portal Davos/Klosters