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Although Klosters is a popular ski resort for the glitterati, it still retains its charm as a typical down to earth, picturesque Alpine village in the heart of the Swiss Graubünden district. Snow-capped mountains, bright blue skies and crisp fresh air offer travellers a peaceful and scenic getaway from the buzz of city life. Klosters’ Alpine location in the Prattigau Valley near the Austrian border, gives it breath-taking scenic beauty, making it a perfect holiday destination, whether it’s a romantic weekend break or an active family holiday. The small, friendly farming town of Klosters is situated in south-east Switzerland, within the trilingual canton of the Grisons - the highest region in the Alps - and is a mere 13km away from Davos, which is in turn the highest town in Europe. To get a better idea of Kloster’s geographical bearings, the town is surrounded by the Silvretta massif to the east, the Parsenn-Klosters region to the south, the Prattigau valley opening to the west and the Madrisa region to the north. There are approximately 4000 inhabitants and the official language is German, yet English, French and Italian are widely spoken. Although Klosters originated around 1220AD, it was not until 1870 that it began to attract tourists with the construction of the first hotels and the Rhaetian railway line to Klosters (from Landquart) was built.
The easily accessible ski slopes accommodate skiers of all levels, yet there are plenty more activities, such as tobogganing, skating, tennis and snowboarding to keep you busy. Klosters consists of seven districts which are Klosters Platz, Klosters Dorf, Selfranga, Aeuja, Monbiel, Serneus and Mezzaselva. Klosters Platz is the most popular of them all, being where most of the events and activities take place and where the tourist office is located. Klosters Dorf is situated 2km to the north and is smaller and quieter than its neighbouring district. Both districts are conveniently on the Landquart–Davos train line, and are also linked by town buses, which are free with the resort’s Guest Card.
In Klosters you will find nothing less of lovely quality food and great views. You will for sure find a good number of restaurants that will suit every taste and budget, everything from Alpine favourites like Swiss Fondue to international food like pizza. The food here tastes particularly good after couple of hours on the skis.
When the sun goes down, hit the town’s classy bars, clubs and restaurants for a lively après ski session.
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