Davos Switzerland

Davos

Davos is a Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has a permanent population of 11,109 (2015). Davos is located on the river Landwasser, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range. At 1,560 m (5,120 ft), it is the highest "town" in Europe.

The former Alpine resort village consists of two parts: Davos Dorf (Village) to the north-east towards Klosters and further down through the Prättigau to Landquart, and Davos Platz (Place) to the south-west, which opens into the valley of the Landwasser (lit.: country water) and eventually leads to Filisur. During summer season the Flüela Pass leads south-east into the Lower Engadine.

Davos is host to the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual meeting of global political and business elites (often referred to simply as Davos) and the home of one of Switzerland's biggest ski resorts. At the end of every year it serves as the site of the annual Spengler Cup ice hockey tournament, hosted by the HC Davos local hockey team.