Davos is known all over the world not only because of the annual World Economic Forum, held in January. Famous for its downhill and cross country ski trails of Jakobshorn, Pischa, Rinerhorn and Parsenn, Davos is the highest town in Europe (1,560 m above sea level) and has one of largest ski resorts in Switzerland. Still, the town is relatively small with just 11,000 people and has very modestly sized houses, public buildings, and churches which make it look like a toy village when compared to the enormous mountains that cradle it. If skiing isn’t your thing, stop here in the summer to enjoy stand up paddle surfing on the lake, hiking (foxtrail game), family rafting, the Adventure Park Färich, a trip to the small local brewery in Monstein or a folk evening with yodeling and alphorning.
Driving time — 1 h 55 min.
Distance from Zurich Airport ZRH — 153 km