The Magic Mountain above Davos

The Schatzalp, also known as the "Magic Mountain", is located on a sun-drenched plateau directly above Davos. The Schatzalp is not known as the "Magic Mountain" for no reason: firstly readers of the literary masterpiece of the same name by Thomas Mann imagine his "magic mountain" to have been located here and, secondly, the Schatzalp is still today enchanting its visitors in a very special and mysterious way. 

Hiking, walking, summer tobogganing, visiting the Alpinum, enjoying the view in one of the many mountain restaurants or staying a night in the historic hotel. The Schatzalp offers visitors a wealth of diverse attractions. The Hotel Schatzalp lies 300 metres above Davos in a splendid south-facing position. The hotel, built in the Art Nouveau style between 1898 and 1900, was originally designed as a luxurious sanatorium and was regarded as one of the most advanced healing centres of its kind in the region at the start of the 20th century. Since 1953, the Schatzalp Sanatorium has been run as the first-class Hotel Schatzalp. The hotel, along with the entire mountain, has been immortalised by the novel "The Magic Mountain" (1924) written by the acclaimed German author and Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Mann. The Schatzalp Panorama Restaurant (do be sure to try their fondue specialities!) offers guests a splendid view over Davos. A short uphill walk (15 minutes) leads to the Strelaalp mountain restaurant (1921 m above sea level), which also features a wonderful sun terrace with fantastic views over the whole of Davos.

Summer toboggan run

Whiz down the 500 metre long slide and then get in a lift that will carry you conveniently back up again. Fun for young and old alike. Tip: Combine this excursion with a walk from Davos up to the magic mountain - the Schatzalp - or the other way around.

  • Huge slide with special toboggans,
  • open daily from May to October
  • from 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 17:00 hrs, only during dry weather
Sommerschlittelbahn Schatzalp
500 m
Alpinum Schatzalp

Botanical gardens with 10,000 plants, around 2,000 different species from various mountain ranges around the world (Swiss, Pyrenean, New Zealand, Nepal, etc). Alfred Vogel's medicinal plant garden: Collection of plants for modern naturopathy. Between June and September a written description is drawn up for each of the flowering plants.

  • Open daily from 9:00 to 18:00 (mid-May to end of October)
  • Admission: CHF 5.- (free of charge with Davos Klosters Inclusive Card)
  • Children up to the age of 16 are free when accompanied by their parents
  • Guided tours through the Botanical Garden every Wednesday at 14.30. Additional charge for the tour: CHF 6.- per person
  • Society for the Friends of the Davos Schatzalp Alpinum

Alpinum Schatzalp
Verein Freunde Alpinum Schatzalp
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 415 51 51

Operating hours summer Schatzalp cable car


Cable railway
08:00 - 10:00 h every 20 minutes
10:00 - 19:00 h every 15 minutes (no lunch break)
19:00 - 24:00 h every 30 minutes

Schatzalp Snow & Mountain Resort
Swiss Historic Hotel
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 415 51 51

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