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Alexander Spengler & the healing climate

Alexander Spengler & the healing climate

The healing Davos air

Health cures made Davos world-renowned

Around 150 years ago, the German physician Alexander Spengler came to Davos. What he did not know at the time: A few years later he would be initiating the rise of Davos to an internationally leading spa, holiday and conference town. Thanks to his discovery of the healing Davos air.

The young Alexander Spengler initially came Switzerland against his wishes - as a political refugee. In 1848 the law student took part in the March revolution, in his home town of Mannheim. When it failed he fled to Switzerland and enrolled with Zurich University to study medicine. After completing his studies, he took a position as a local doctor in the small farming village of Davos.

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