Escape the heat

Refreshing mountain lakes

Escape the heat

The air flickers, the sun is burning, the sweat runs. Luckily, it's weekend. This is your chance to escape the heat. We show you the most beautiful ways to refresh in Davos Klosters.

During the day up to 35 degrees and at night only little cooling: In many places in Switzerland the temperatures are still well above 20 degrees after the darkening - and the heat remains. Tropical nights. It's a different situation in Davos Klosters: Guests enjoy fresh air and sleep at night relaxed with the window open. There are also various cooling options during the day. Also hikes to higher locations up to 3085 meters offer soothing coolness. It is even easier to reach the summit by mountain railway. These are for free when you stay at least one overnight in Davos Klosters. In short, the perfect combination of cooling mountain freshness and alpine panorama.

Escape the heat

Tips: Mountain lakes in and around Davos Klosters

Schwarzsee in Davos Laret

In addition to the popular lidos at the lake Davos and inKlosters, there are many other possibilities to cool off. The Schwarzsee in Davos Laret is an insider tip. The small lake is nestled between rustling firs, on the banks of which there are public grills.

Lake Seetal

This lake can be reached from the Swiss side from Klosters Monbiel via Alp Sardasca and then along the trail as if you were heading for the Silvretta mountain lodge. Sitting alongside the lake at an altitude of 2,064 m.a.s.l. is the Seetalhütte mountain lodge, the smallest lodge managed by the Swiss Alpine Association (SAC). With its simple equipment, it is reminiscent of the pioneering years of mountain lodges.

Jöri Lakes (Jöriseen)

The Jöri lakes are located in the Flüela region at an altitude of some 2,500 m.a.s.l. From Davos, take the post bus to the Wägerhus and then hike from there via the Winterlücke to the Jöri lakes. The largest of these Alpine lakes has a milky green colour and is fed underground by the melt water from theJöri glacier. The water in the other lakes is of a deep blue colour and clear enough to see right to the bottom.

Lake Schlappin

The trail leads from the mountain station of the Madrisa gondola via the Zügenhüttli and onward to the Schlappiner Joch. From there it descends steeply to Schlappin. Directly adjacent to the lake are the Gemsli andErika mountain restaurants – perfect for a bite to eat. There are also very attractive barbecue spots right next to the lake.

Lake Strela

Climb from the mountain station of the Schatzalp funicular railway up to the Strela Pass. Lake Strela lies at an altitude of 2,404 m.a.s.l.and can be easily reached from the Strela Pass in 15 minutes. The beautifully situated mountain lake is an ideal place for unwinding, relaxing and then continuing hiking – whether up to the Podestatenalp and on to the area known as the «Unterschnitt» or to Arosa.

Lake Grialetsch

The lake is located close to the SAC Grialetschhütte mountain lodge. The lodge lies at an altitude of 2,542 m.a.s.l. between the Davos region and the Lower Engadine. The lodge and the mountain lake can be easily reached in summer from Dürrboden in the Dischma Valley. Around Grialetsch, you can reach six peaks, each over 3,000 m.a.s.l. 

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