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About Davos


Davos is among the best mountain resorts in the world. It is located in a vast valley at an altitude of 1,560 metres above sea level and is territorially divided into two parts – the western Davos Platz and the eastern Davos Dorf.

 

The resort’s history dates back to the nineteenth century, when doctors deemed the local microclimate to be useful for patients with pulmonary diseases. It was at this time that the first tourists started to arrive in the city.

The picturesque alpine city was home to many outstanding writers and artists, including Thomas Mann, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

The city turned into a ski resort in the middle of the twentieth century. Today there are six separate ski areas: Jakobshorn, Rinerhorn, Parsenn, Pischa, Madrisa, Schatzalp/Strela.

Davos acquired worldwide fame in 1971, when the first World Economic Forum was held there. Since then, Davos has become into a centre of world economic and political life.

Today, Davos has well-developed tourist, business, and sports infrastructure. More information on Davos is available on the official city website.

Reference information

  • Weather in Davos

Davos boasts a pleasant climate, ideal for enjoying its unique landscapes and mountain views throughout the year. The average temperature in January is -4° С. For up-to-date information on the weather in the Davos Klosters region, visit the official Davos website.

There is a risk of heavy snowfall and avalanches during the event. If you are travelling by car, please follow the news regarding current weather conditions and the situation on the roads.

  • Electricity

Switzerland’s standard voltage is 220 V (50 Hz). C (Euro) and J (Swiss) types of wall sockets are common. You are advised to bring an adapter for any devices that require a different voltage or socket type.

  • Local time zone

Local time in Davos is UTC+1. Local time in Moscow is UTC+3.

  • Currency

The Swiss franc (CHF) is the main currency in Davos, although the euro may also be accepted in tourist areas. Bank cards are accepted at virtually all stores and restaurants in Davos.

Swiss National Bank Exchange Rates

  • Hours of operation

Banks

08:30–12:00, 14:00–16:30 (Mon to Fri)

There are many 24-hour ATM on the Promenade near Russia House.

Post offices

08:30–12:00, 13:30–18:30 (Mon to Fri)
     08:30–11:00 (Sat)

Stores and retail centres

Please note that many stores are closed on Sundays.

  • Davos Klosters tourist offices

08:30–18:00 (Mon to Fri)
     09:00–17:00 (Sat)
     09:00–13:00 (Sun)

Tourist offices can provide information on news, events, and infrastructure in the region. Davos and Klosters are located 8 km from each other and share a ski area.

 

Davos tourist office Klosters tourist office
+41 (0) 81 415 2121 +41 (0) 81 410 2020
info@davos.ch info@klosters.ch
www.davos.ch www.klosters.ch
  • Mobile connection

There are three main GSM mobile service providers in Switzerland: Swisscom Ltd., Sunrise Communications AG, and Salt Mobile SA. SIM cards can be purchased from a local operator at the airport or in official stores. Your passport is required to complete the purchase. International roaming services in Switzerland are also offered by all major Russian mobile operators.

  • Booking a taxi

Gotschna Taxi

+41 (0) 81 420 2020

Express Taxi

+41 (0) 81 410 1111

Order a taxi online:

www.gettransfer.com
www.swiss-taxi.com

  • Emergency numbers

Emergency service: 112
Police: 117
Ambulance: 144
Roadside assistance: 140
Road and mountain pass conditions and traffic congestion: 163

  • Pharmacies and medical services

Pharmacies

Name Operating hours Address Contacts
Amavita Apotheke Kongress Mon to Fri (08:00–12:30,
13:30–18:30);
Sat (08:00–17:00)
49, Promenade +41 (0) 58 878 1050
www.amavita.ch
DROPA Drogerie Apotheke Davos Mon to Fri (08:30–19:00);
Sat (08:30–17:00)
40, Promenade +41 (0) 81 413 6252
www.dropa.ch
Amavita Apotheke Flüela Mon to Fri (08:00–18:30);
Sat (08:00–18:00)
1, Bahnhofstrasse +41 (0) 58 878 1120
www.amavita.ch

Medical services

Name Operating hours Address Contacts
Davos hospital 24 hours 4, Promenade +41 (0) 81 414 8888
www.spitaldavos.ch