About Davos


Davos in Grisons is a place of superlatives: this holiday destination with international ambience is the largest resort in the Alps for mountain holidays, sport and conferences, at 1560 m the highest town in the Alps and a high-altitude health resort with a long tradition.

This long-drawn-out town in the Landwasser valley is renowned above all as a conference center, and also as a major winter and summer sports center with an international flavor and a huge range of activities.

Its showpiece is its modern Conference Centre, which hosts the World Economic Forum(WEF).

Where to stay in Davos

Visitors to Davos can stay in one of the above 80 hotels. check here

Hotel Edelweiss in winter

Hotel Edelweiss Davos

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Hilton Garden Inn Davos

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Morosani Hotels Davos

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AMERON Davos Swiss Mountain Resort

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Alpin Inn

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Hard Rock Hotel Davos

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Getting to Davos

Sustainability Actions by taking public transportation:

Davos lies right in the very heart of the canton of Grisons. The nearest airport is Zürich-Kloten (about 160 Km).

By car

Reach Davos in under two hours by car from Zurich, with a 30-45 minute drive from the Landquart motorway exit (A13 / E43). Consider carpooling with fellow iCANX Summit attendees for a more sustainable transportation approach.

By train

Travel sustainably and enjoy scenic Alpine views by taking the 2-hour, 40-minute train journey from Zürich airport to Davos (Dorf or Platz), with a train change at Landquart and transfer to Rhaetian Railways (RhB) 

Practical information

Climate

In July, Davos experiences cold temperatures, ranging from 6°C to 17°C, so be sure to pack warm clothing. It is also expected to rain for 8 to 15 days in July, so bring your umbrella and rubber boots to stay dry.

Keep in mind, there may be a few days of snow in July.
Please check the weather in Davos.

Time zone

Davos is located in the time zone Central European Summer Time. Data on the UTC standard, universal coordinated time.

Language

Davos is a German-speaking region in Switzerland, but many of the locals also speak English.

Currency

Swiss francs are the official currency in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, but many places in Switzerland accept euros for convenience, especially for short visits. However, smaller stores often require Swiss francs.

Tipping

Tipping in Switzerland is included in the price, but it’s a nice gesture to round up for good service.

Electricity

Switzerland operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. There are two plug types: C with two round pins and J with three round pins. You can find adapters at most hardware stores.

Emergency number

The primary emergency number in Switzerland and Europe is 112, connecting you to the police control center. It works with foreign SIM cards and even on prepaid mobile phones with no credit.

Other emergency numbers 
Police117
Fire service118
counselling helpline143(CHF 0.20 per call)
Ambulance144
Toxicological information centre (in case of suspected poisoning)145
REGA Swiss Air Rescue1414
Pro Juventute helpline for children and young people147
SBB Transport Police0800 117 117
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs(FDFA) Heipline(consular services)From Switzerland: 0800 247 365
From abroad: +41800 247 365 or +4158 465 33 33

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Green commitment:

At Davos Congress Centre, we understand the importance of sustainability. Below are just some of the measures we have introduced:

  • A focus on local suppliers and seasonal produce in our catering
  • Use of glasses rather than plastic cups
  • Environmentally friendly waste disposal and recycling
  • Grisons Congress Ticket
  • Solar panels on the Congress Centre roof produce power that feeds into the public grid
  • No air conditioning – we use outdoor air for cooling
  • Public transportation and Car-sharing

Davos Congress Centre achieved climate-neutral status on June 1, 2020, becoming Switzerland’s first conference center to do so. myclimate, a Swiss-based global climate protection organization, played a significant role in this achievement. They are known for advocating CO2 compensation measures and sustainable development.