A city of meetings, energy, education and knowledge
Davos combines the amenities of a city with imposing mountain surroundings and a diversity of sporting, leisure and cultural attractions in winter and in summer. Over the years Davos has developed into a sought-after conference destination and has become a recognized meeting point.
But Davos is more than just a congress city: The area hosts a variety of renowned research centers, such as the National Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, numerous specialized clinics and hospitals, and the same can be said of energy, education and science. This all together makes the "spirit of Davos" known worldwide.
In addition, Davos was also home to many artists, such as Thomas Mann, who used a sanatorium in Davos as the setting for his famous novel Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain), or German expressionist painter and printmaker Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, who settled in Davos in 1918 and whose works are exhibited in the Kirchner Museum in Davos
© Photographer: Stefan Schlumpf, DDO