According to the city of Davos, the air quality of Davos has attracted tourists to the city for some 150 years. What is the mystery behind the healing effects of the local air?
There is only one metaphor that could depict the deliciousness of this cake. The combination of honey and nuts melt in your mouth and they slide along your tongue the same way as a skier would slide his/her skies on the snowy and fluffy slopes in Switzerland.
Heart Safe in Davos is a program initiated in 2008 by the Davos Hospital after people passed away due to the tardiness of medical assistance after they had heart attacks. This is why now around 1200 people in Davos are educated to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), which can be found in public spaces.
“Do you live here?” She answers the question by turning around and walking away, but just before entering a yellow stone house she waves her hand as an invitation. As I walk into the hallway of the Hotel Frieden in Davos, she is already halfway up a staircase, but now there is no invitation to follow, so I stay put. A few moments later much quicker steps are heard. A man appears. When he sees an unexpected guest in the hallway, he hesitates.
Sustainability seems to be a de rigeur offering amongst new luxury hoteliers in Davos: Several hotels claim to be ultra-energy efficient, using carbon-free renewable energy-sources only.
Conference visitors and locals seldom meet in Davos: the locals often don’t even know what is happening inside their local conference centre. Life continues in a parallel world before and during the days of the World Resources Forum (WRF) in October.
Prices for Victorinox Swiss Army Knives do not differ between different shops in Switzerland. Is it just the matter of this knife being a symbol of a country?
Every year, global leaders gather in Davos to discuss the most pressing challenges facing us today. But is this all they do in Davos? How about squeezing in the time to get a new skiing-outfit? At least, it seems that the Clintons took the time.
Are people in colder, more northern regions more depressed than those in sunny, southern countries? The story is not that simple, studies suggest.
Every time he visits Davos for his holiday, 84-year-old Werner Steinert from Germany spends his mornings playing the organ at the local Evangelist Church.
As we waited for the official inauguration of the 2013 Open Forum Davos, a quirky, but memorable-looking man placed a small flowerpot in my hands. The finely crafted hand-made bouquet was decorated with a tiny blinking centime (French term for one-cent coins), which symbolizes serendipity for the receiver.