Davos is worldwide known as Congress City and home of several Research Institutes.
With 1´560 meters above see level it is the highest situated city of the Alpes. The combination of idyllic alpine landscape, urban atmosphere and the wide range of service, infrastructure, fine food and activities is unique. No surprise that also famouse personalities were attracted by this place even in the past such as Thomas Mann who wrote 1924 his novel „Der Zauberberg“ in Davos and the expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner who lived several years in Davos and painted several pictures of it.
Many international congresses of different topics take place at the Congress Center in Davos, the most known one is the World Economic Forum which has been held every year.
Davos hosts four worldwide respected institutes:
- Observatory and World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC)
- AO Foundation
- WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF)
- Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)
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