Klosters is also very well known for its tobogganing - an activity for children and adults alike - and local legend has it that tobogganing was invented here. The four toboggan runs available (Gotschna, Madrisa, Alpenrosli, Aeuja) are free of charge - you just have to pay for toboggan rentals. With its four toboggan runs, Klosters offers fun for the whole family. You can opt for individual rides on the mountain trains, half day or full day rides.
What could be more romantic than travelling through the snowy landscapes on a horse-drawn sleigh? Five coaching families organise these excursions. This is a great way to get about and take in the stunning scenery, and can be fun for all the family. Rides can vary from one hour to three hours and are priced accordingly.
Klosters, with its fresh unpolluted air and quiet charm, offer travellers in search of a bit of peace and quiet in a restful escape from the scramble of modern life. Indeed, travellers include celebrities and even royalty - Klosters is reported to be the winter getaway of choice for Prince Charles. This resort is certainly fit for an heir to the throne with its beautiful scenery, active winter sports and reputable entertainment on offer. The resort has novice and advanced skiers flocking to its slopes, however, it is acknowledged to accommodate the intermediate skier best.
Being 1,200m above sea level guarantees breath-taking views of snow topped mountains and inhabitants of Klosters (mainly farming people) are friendly and welcoming. With the various activities on offer such as horse drawn sleigh rides, snowboarding, curling, ice hockey, ice skating, paragliding, an 8,5 km sledding route and top class restaurants, you will hardly ever run out of things to do.
Klosters also has ski schools especially for children. Kids Land (+41 81 410 2170) at Madrisa is suitable for non-skiers from the age of two and the Snow Garden (+41 81 410 2828) based in the Sports Centre at Klosters Platz, is for children over four. Other ski schools include: Saas Ski and Snowboard School +41 81 420 22 33 www.davos.ch / www.sss-saas.ch Swiss Snowsports School, also for adult skiers. +41 81 410 28 28 www.snowsports.ch Boardriding Klosters +41 81 420 26 62 www.boardriding.ch For equipment rentals: Albeina Sport AG at Klosters Dorf +41 081 422 3959 www.albeina-sport.ch Bardil Sport AG +41 081 422 10 40 www.bardill-sport.ch
This restaurant, high above the far end of Prattigau, specialises in Alpine cuisine such as fondue, venison sausages and fruitcake. It boasts fantastic views. The restaurant is located next to the mountain station of the Gotschna Cable Car. Get here by ski run/ski lift/mountain train.
In the centre of the village of Davos right opposite the Parsenn funicular railway you will find this cosy cafe. Here you can relish delicious bread, dessert and patisseries which are produced fresh every day. Start your morning at Weber with a tasty and hearty breakfast.
Ryanair flights land at Friedrichshafen airport, which is 142 km from Klosters. (approximately one hour and 30 minutes away) However, more airlines fly into Zürich airport, which is 147 km from Klosters and more regular connections from morning until night run from Zurich airport than from Friedrichshafen airport. Take a train into Zurich town centre and from there take the SSB to Landquart where you can get the Rätische Bahn Railway to Klosters.
The most common mode of transport for getting around town is by bus and Rhaetian Railways which offers good service for excursions out of town. With a valid guest card, which you can purchase in most hotels or at the tourist office, you can travel free of charge on the local buses in Klosters and Davos as well as to Serneus and Davos Monstein.