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Schatzalp in Davos

Schatzalp in Davos
One of the pearls in the Davos Klosters huge mountain range is the Art Nouveau Hotel on Schatzalp. A place full of history and stories.
Schatzalp in Davos Klosters

«Over all the hilltops is calm – In all the treetops you feel...» Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wrote. «In the Schatzalp this is especially real», adds the copywriter, in an attempt to make Goethe’s lines rhyme. As a landmark for a glorious time, Hotel Schatzalp has been standing since 1900, and has not been changed since 1948, as a monument of the art nouveau style on the hill above Davos Platz.

Schatzalp in Davos Klosters

The «Davos deck chair» – an imported product from Germany – is almost as popular as the «Davos sled». For the basket weavers, the founding years of the tourism in Davos were golden times, the manufacturers made comfortable deck chairs out of Rattan and Wicker by the hundreds. The upper crust took the pilgrimage from Monte Carlo over St. Petersburg to the Bündner high valley, looking for the «silent relaxation» alfresco. In the high valley, they took in the fresh mountain air, drank from the fountain of youth and improved their health with good food and savoury wine.

Deckchair on the Schatzalp in Davos (historic picture)

The «Davos deck chair» – an imported product from Germany – is almost as popular as the «Davos sled». For the basket weavers, the founding years of the tourism in Davos were golden times, the manufacturers made comfortable deck chairs out of Rattan and Wicker by the hundreds. The upper crust took the pilgrimage from Monte Carlo over St. Petersburg to the Bündner high valley, looking for the «silent relaxation» alfresco. In the high valley, they took in the fresh mountain air, drank from the fountain of youth and improved their health with good food and savoury wine.

Davos sledge snow

In Hotel Schatzalp – accessible by its own cable car – the spirit of the turn of the century (the 1900's) can be seen in the art nouveau exterior and interior. There are endless leisure-time opportunities to lure you «outdoors». In the winter, Hotel Schatzalp is the perfect region for winter hikers, snowshoeing and alpine touring. The slide, which sends you on a swift trip into the 300 metres lower Davos, is especially enjoyable.

Sledging in the past on Schatzalp in Davos

A historic group picture with sleds, taken around 1900 in front of the restaurant at Hotel Schatzalp. The model of the legendary Davos sled was named after the first historic sled race, which took place in Davos in 1883. Ever since, Davos has been something special – «As unique as you».

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