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swiss winter - what to do ??

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swiss winter - what to do ??

Hi all

I ll be in switzerland in mid december. I am not into skiing, but i will be based in Davos! any suggestions on what else i can do in my free time here ?? Walking / Running / bicycling etc ok in the winters ??

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1. Re: swiss winter - what to do ??

There may be some snow in December so not so sure about Bicycling but there are plenty of marked footpaths, you may want to take a walk to the Davoser See at the north end of the village where you can feed the wild birds which are quite tame.

There is an Ice Rink in the centre of the village and two Funiculars and a Cable Car where you can take in the views of the sourounding area, you should be able to rent a tobogan and go sledging.

Check out www.davos.ch

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2. Re: swiss winter - what to do ??

Davos started out as a resort long before it became fashionable for skiers. Thus, there are many opportunities for walking, etc. Take some sturdy snowboots along. You can also take able cars up to the top of mountains, have lunch there and returnm by cable car. You won't be the only one doing that!

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3. Re: swiss winter - what to do ??

Things to do in Davos:-

1. Ski

2. Cross Country skiing

3. Walking either in the valley or on top of 5 different mountains.

4. Sledging (at night for the reckless!!)

5. Paragliding (tandem jump with an instructor) from the top of Gotschna

6. Skating

7. Curling (maybe)

8. Ice Hockey

9. Watching any of the above !!! :o)

10. Shopping (take BIG credit card with!!)

11. Museums

12. Conferences

13. Take a sleigh ride from Davos Platz station up to Clavadel during the afternoon or out to the hinterland at night for dinner.

14. Watch wildlife in the mountains. Ibex, Snow chickens, squirrels

15. Cinemas

16. Swimming at the Hallenbad

17. Fine dining

18. Just breathe the pure air..... (away from the roads!!!)

19. Read The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (If you can!!!)

20. Take a day trip to St. Moritz

21. Pop down to Klosters and do some 'Prince Charles spotting'.

22. Make sure you get out when the World Economic Forum meets

23. Mingle with the crowds during the Spengler Cup (Dec 26th-31st)

24. Plan your next trip to Davos.

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4. Re: swiss winter - what to do ??

Good list, but #25 should be a trip to the eau la la public pool - heated outdoors, slides etc, all with views of the mountains and open at night - costs £3!