Davos, Switzerland, has come a long way since its rise to fame in the 20th century. Once a favourite health destination among the who's who of Europe, this alpine paradise is best known now for its world-class skiing and winter sports. Sitting 1,560 metres high in the Swiss Alps, Davos is the highest city in Europe and presents a rockin’ array of things to do and see, including cultural events, festivals, and merriment for vacationers of all ages. Check out our Davos area guide below for more info.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Davos was a world-famous climatic health resort. It later became the birthplace of modern winter sports. Today, this highest situated city in Europe (1'560 m altitude) is a first-class holiday destination for all generations. In the center of the fascinating mountains of the Grisons region, Davos offers a rich range of sports and relaxation possibilities, cultural events, festivals and inspiration everywhere you look.
For more than 30 years, Swissalpine has taken place in Davos. This is the highest ultra marathon in Europe and one of our summer highlights, together with the music festivals "Davos Sounds Good" and Davos Festival - Young artists in concert.
Our absolute top event is the Spengler Cup. This world-famous ice hockey tournament takes place between Christmas and New Years and attracts over 80,000 visitors every year.
During Davos Nordic, the world elite of cross-country skiers are competing on the mile-long cross-country runs of Davos.
And, of course, Davos is the venue of many large congresses, with the most famous of them being the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in January.