Davos, Switzerland

Nestled in a valley and surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks, Davos hits a lot of the right buttons for those who like the outdoors. At one end of town lies a good-sized lake with windsurfers out doing their thing and joggers and cyclists doing their's around the perimeter. Running alongside the city center, duffers are out in force on the 18-hole golf course. A large public swimming complex near the city center is swarming with youngsters and hikers can be seen on a nearby mountain scrambling up the steep trails. Shopping can be a leisure activity here thanks to the main shopping area being concentrated on a one-way street. I do find amazing the number of hotels in town and methinks it has do do with Davos hosting the World Economic Forum every winter. Davos is on the tour bus route judging from the huge number of tour buses parked at the various hotels in the evenings. The Steigenberger Hotel Belvedere and Waldhotel Davos are two excellent places to stay while in town.


Is this place hopping or is it dead in the summer?
It's hopping but Davos is big enough that one doesn't feel overwhelmed by the tourists.

Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
There's a lake and a golf course.

Arriving by car the only option?
The train, which dead-ends in Davos, will deposit you in the city center.

Does the place feel claustrophobic?

Lots of choices for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
Every hotel category is represented here. Multiple choices from *****stars to campgrounds. I stayed at the Waldhotel Davos and Steigenberger Hotel Belvedere and both get the two thumbs up.

Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
Yes, Davos makes the short list of places I could spend the whole summer.