11 Facts About Davos


Davos is located on the river Landwasser, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Ranges.

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Current settlement of the Davos area began in the High Middle Ages with the immigration of Rhaeto-Romans.

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Davos's painting has a both Romantic and pantheistic atmosphere and simplified formal structure.

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Subsequently, Davos became a ski resort, especially frequented by tourists from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

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Lake Davos is northeast of the village, formerly the source of the Landwasser.

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Davos lost this distinction after the formation of Glarus Sud in 2010, and today is the 4th largest in the canton of Graubunden.

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Any resident of the municipality of Davos allowed to vote and being registered can be elected as a member of the Small Country Council for a maximal period of twelve years.

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Any resident of Davos allowed to vote can be elected as a member of the Grand Country Council for a maximal period of twelve years.

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Davos is home to seven sites that are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.

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Davos is part of the rail network of the Rhaetian Railway .

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Davos has several research institutes: the AO Foundation focusing on trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, the World Radiation Center and the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research .

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