Unlike its little sister Klosters, Davos is more cool than quaint. But what the resort lacks in Alpine prettiness, it makes up for with seductive skiing, including monster runs descending up to 2000m, and après-ski parties. The first visitors came to Davos from 1865, when it was discovered that the high-altitude climate proved effective in fighting tuberculosis. These days they come for the excitement of this Alpine resort, both in winter and summer.
Davos is the annual meeting point for the crème de la crème of world capitalism: the World Economic Forum. Global chat fests aside, Davos inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (of Sherlock Holmes fame) to don skis and Thomas Mann to pen TheMagic Mountain. Davos comprises two contiguous areas, each with a train station: Davos Platz and the older Davos Dorf.