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Schatzalp & Strela

Schatzalp & Strela

Schatzalp & Strela
Schatzalp & Strela

Bucket List Schatzalp
Twelve things you won’t want to miss on the Schatzalp, Davos Klosters. And if you’re not around long enough to get through all 12 – you’ll just have to come back another time!

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Schatzalp: the magic mountain above Davos

Europe’s first ‘slow’ ski resort with all-natural snow, a popular Hollywood filming location and the inspiration for Thomas Mann’s literary masterpiece The Magic Mountain: the Schatzalp in Davos has inspired its visitors for generations.

The chairlift whirs as it makes its leisurely way up the mountain. Swap pandemonium for peace, breakneck pace for a more relaxed approach. The wide, gently sloping pistes of the Schatzalp-Strela ski resort are perfect for recreational skiers, nature-lovers and families with children. ‘Slow down’ are the magic words on the magic mountain. In short: winter as it used to be. It’s all-natural, too, with no artificial snow. Even inexperienced skiers can tell the difference: the edges of the skis don’t become dull as quickly on natural snow. There is also a lower risk of injury, as you have a softer landing if you fall. And last but not least, it’s also environmentally friendly. No wonder climate activist Greta Thunberg decided to set up camp on the Schatzalp during her visit to the WEF – which drew a lot of publicity.

Twelve things
you won’t want to miss on Schatzalp

One

Take a seat in the X-Ray Bar

There are plenty of bars with a special atmosphere. But have you ever enjoyed a drink in an old X-ray room? The walls of the X-Ray Bar light up just like in its sanatorium days, when they were used to display X-ray images. It’s certainly got the X factor.

Two

Pay a visit to the world’s largest collection of edelweiss and gentian

Mountain flowers hailing from the Pyrenees, New Zealand, China, Nepal and Tibet can also be found in Switzerland. From June to September, over 3,500 plant species and varieties bloom in the Alpinum Schatzalp botanical garden.

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Three

Take a winter hike

For non-skiers and anybody who loves a bit of fresh air: the ‘Sonnenweg’ or the ‘Wasserfall Rundgang’ will take you to the Stelaalp and back to the Schatzalp in approx. one hour. These easy walks are cleared daily.

Four

Discover the Schatzalp’s sledge run

The wide, well groomed sledge run, measuring 2.8 km and complete with 18 bends, will take you down through the forest all the way to Davos Platz. Suitable for both children and beginners. The sledge run is open from mid-December to the end of March and its bends are floodlit until 11 pm at night.

Five

Skiing – at a slower pace!

Skiing like it used to be: Schatzalp-Strela is Europe’s first ‘slow’ ski resort, located on the sunny side of Davos. Boasting gently sloping pistes and traditional ski lifts, it’s just an easy, four-minute funicular ride from the centre of Davos Platz. A fantastic ski experience!

Six

Embark on a fun treasure hunt on the Davos Fox Trail

The fox has heard a rumour that Thomas Mann wrote his novel The Magic Mountain in a secret library. Will the trail lead you to it? Find out on the Davos Fox Trail!

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Seven

Take a high-altitude hike on the sunny side

On the Davos 9 Alps tour, you can enjoy a phenomenal mountain panorama with a view of Davos. This hiking trail leads past the historical Hotel Schatzalp and the botanical garden.

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Eight

Off and away on the summer toboggan

Whiz down the 500-metre summer toboggan run and then simply take the lift back up. Open from May to October in dry weather. Great fun, whatever your age!

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Nine

An evening ski tour up the Strelapass

Fancy a quick ski tour after hours, ideally with a stop at a mountain restaurant? During the winter season, the Strelapass restaurant is open on Thursdays until 10 pm. At the top, you can treat yourself to soup, cheese spätzle, tarte flambée or fondue. All home-made at 2,353 metres above sea level.

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Ten

Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Mann

The Thomas Mann Trail, which is open all year round, starts at the Waldhotel Davos and leads up to the Schatzalp, with ten literary stops on the way. Each stop features quotes from The Magic Mountain, so you can learn a bit more about the famous novel – and maybe even step into the shoes of the book’s protagonist, Hans Castorp.

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Eleven

Treat yourself to a slice of home baking at the Strela Alp restaurant

Rhubarb pie, chocolate cake or Linzer torte: the Strela Alp restaurant is famous for its home baking. It tastes best on the sunny terrace, just a short stroll from the Schatzalp.

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Twelve

Scale the Strelapass in winter

Perfect for winter hikers or trail runners, this steep trail leads up the Strela mountain to the restaurant on the pass. At the top, you’ll find a panorama terrace with a view of the Chüpfenflue, Schiahorn and Haupterhorn mountains, with the Tinzenhorn shining in the distance. You might want to linger awhile.

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A day on the Schatzalp

Addresses

Schatzalp-Strela Bahnen

Bobbahnstrasse 23
7270 Davos Platz

Schatzalp Snow & Mountain Resort

Schatzalp
7270 Davos Platz

Sommerschlittelbahn Schatzalp

Bobbahnstrasse 23
7270 Davos Platz

Alpinum Schatzalp

Schatzalp
7270 Davos Platz

Bergrestaurant Strela Alp

Schatzalp
7270 Davos Platz

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