A wide trail leads from the summit of the Jakobshorn to Lake Stadler - a splendid picnic spot. It then continues downhill until just before it reaches the paved road to Sertig village. From there, the trail heads out of the valley higher up the slope and parallel to the road through the Bäbiwald forest to Clavadel. A wider trail leads through the Spinnelenwald and Bolgenwald forests back to Davos Platz.
Points of interest: Jakobshorn / Sertig
Take the Jakobshorn cable car from Davos Platz up to the Jakobshorn at an altitude of 2580 m.a.s.l. The first section of the cable car became operational in 1954, with the second section built and operational by 1958. Take time to savour the magnificent panoramic vistas from the terrace of the restaurant. The region around the Jakobshorn truly is a splendid hiker's paradise.
Follow the footpath and in minutes you will come to a breathtakingly beautiful mountain lake. Stop off at the camp-fire site to barbecue some of the food you have brought with you. The trail leads through rhododendrons and azaleas into the Sertig Valley.
Sertig Dörfli is justifiably one of the most popular excursions for visitors to Davos. Set again the backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery, a mighty waterfall and a splendid mountain church, it simply cannot fail to enchant visitors. Treat yourself to some of the finest delicacies on offer in the Walserhuus or Bergführer restaurants. The hourly post bus finally returns you to Davos.
In years gone by, this small village was inhabited throughout the entire year, although nowadays the huts are used for spring and summer pasture.
Gaschurna is a hamlet for spring and summer pasture high up on the slopes of the Sertig Valley. This farm was even mentioned in the 1562 Davos Contribution Book.
Wiitibach is the name of the stream that runs to the north of the «uf der Wiiti» estate. It rises below the ridge between the «Wiithüreli» and «Tällihoore» and flows into the Sertig stream close to the «Eggali».
A beautiful terrace of meadows to the south of Davos Platz. The Clavadel Sanatorium was opened here in November 1903 and acquired in 1918 by the Zurich Sanatorium. Today the hospital is known as the «Zurich Alpine Sanatorium in Davos». Be sure to stop off at the Sporthotel Clavadel for a bite to eat before returning to Davos.
The forest which belongs to the «in de Spinnele» farm estate is quite extensive and lies between «in den Brüche» and the Clavadel Alp.
The forests around the Bolgen region are known as the Bolgenwald forest. The Bolgen region was also discovered as ideal nursery slopes for novice skiers and the world's first T-bar tow was erected here in 1934.
Davos - Europe's highest city - offers all the amenities of a (small) city at the same time as being surrounded by an unspoiled mountain and natural landscape. The Walser people moved to Davos in the 13th century. Davos' tradition as a spa began in 1853 and is associated with the name Alexander Spengler. He soon recognised the health-giving effect of the climate in Davos and set out to make people aware of this. Together with W.J. Holsboer, Alexander Spengler founded the Spengler-Holsboer Sanatorium in 1868. New growth came with the construction of the railway line from Landquart to Davos: hotels, guest houses, sanatoriums and villas spread like mushrooms. Many of the foreign guests enjoyed themselves in the snow during their stay and brought new ideas and winter sports equipment to Davos. This helped Davos to become a well-known ski resort in the very earliest days. Today, these high-altitude clinics tend to offer treatment for allergic and infectious diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs as well as trying to treat tuberculosis. Today Davos has 13,000 inhabitants and has a wide range of amenities virtually unmatched by any other mountain resort in Europe. Davos is a centre for holidays, sports, conferences, health, research and culture.
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