Davos

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Davos ( or ; undefined; archaic Italian: Tavate) is an Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.wikipedia
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Spengler Cup

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At the end of every year it serves as the site of the annual Spengler Cup ice-hockey tournament, hosted by the HC Davos local hockey team.
The Spengler Cup is an annual invitational ice hockey tournament held in Davos, Switzerland.

HC Davos

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At the end of every year it serves as the site of the annual Spengler Cup ice-hockey tournament, hosted by the HC Davos local hockey team.
Hockey Club Davos is a professional Swiss ice hockey club based in Davos, Switzerland.

Canton of Grisons

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undefined; archaic Italian: Tavate) is an Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.
The world-famous resorts of St. Moritz and Davos-Klosters are located in the canton, complemented by the larger all-year-round tourist destinations of Arosa, Flims, Lenzerheide, Scuol-Sammnaun and more.

Prättigau/Davos Region

Prättigau/Davos
undefined; archaic Italian: Tavate) is an Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.

Filisur

The former Alpine resort village consists of two parts: Davos Dorf (literally: "Davos village") to the northeast towards Klosters and further down through the Prättigau to Landquart, and Davos Platz (literally: "place") to the southwest, which opens into the valley of the Landwasser river and eventually leads to Filisur.
The village sits on a hillside with a view to the west where the two rivers Albula/Alvra from the Albula Pass and Landwasser from Davos meet.

The Magic Mountain

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A sanatorium in Davos is also the inspiration for the Berghof Sanitorium in Thomas Mann's novel Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain). Between 1936 and 1938, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, then at the end of his life and living in Davos since 1917, depicted Davos and the Junkerboden.
The newer work reflected his experiences and impressions during a period when his wife, who was suffering from a lung complaint, resided at Dr. Friedrich Jessen's Waldsanatorium in Davos, Switzerland for several months.

Ski resort

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Davos plays host to the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual meeting of global political and business élites (often referred to simply as "Davos"), and has one of Switzerland's biggest ski resorts.
First generation: Developed around a well-established summer resort or village (e.g. Davos, St. Moritz, Kitzbühel, Chamonix, Megève, Val Gardena).

Thomas Mann

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A sanatorium in Davos is also the inspiration for the Berghof Sanitorium in Thomas Mann's novel Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain). Between 1936 and 1938, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, then at the end of his life and living in Davos since 1917, depicted Davos and the Junkerboden.
In 1912, he and his wife moved to a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, which was to inspire his 1924 novel The Magic Mountain.

Romansh language

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The current settlement of the Davos area began in the High Middle Ages with the immigration of Rhaeto-Romans.
The Walser sometimes expanded into Romansh-speaking areas from their original settlements, which then often became German-speaking, such as Davos, Schanfigg, the Prättigau, Schams, and Valendas, which became German-speaking by the 14th century.

Switzerland

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undefined; archaic Italian: Tavate) is an Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.
The annual meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos bring together top international business and political leaders from Switzerland and foreign countries to discuss important issues facing the world, including health and the environment.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson, who suffered from tuberculosis, wintered in Davos in 1880 upon the recommendation of his Edinburgh physician Dr. George Balfour.
In the wintertime, Stevenson travelled to France and lived at Davos Platz and the Chalet de Solitude at Hyères, where he was very happy for a time.

Plessur Alps

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It has a permanent population of . Davos is located on the Landwasser river, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range at 1560 m above sea level.
A mountain pass in the Plessur Alps is the Strela Pass, from Davos to Langwies, elevation 2377 m.

Davos Wiesen

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It consists of the village of Davos, with its two parts Davos Dorf (Davos-Village, northeast) and Davos Platz (Davos-Place, southwest), and the villages Frauenkirch, Davos Glari, Davos Wiesen, Davos Monstein, and Davos Clavadel, and the hamlets of Laret, Wolfgang, Obem See, Meierhof, Stilli, Bünda, and Spina in the main valley.
Davos Wiesen (in the local Walser German dialect an de Wise, undefined) is a village and one of six parts (former municipalities) of the municipality of Davos besides Davos Dorf, Davos Platz, Davos Frauenkirch, Davos Glaris and Davos Monstein.

League of the Ten Jurisdictions

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In 1436, the League of the Ten Jurisdictions was founded in Davos.
In Davos on June 8, 1436 the former Toggenburg lands formed a pact with the support of Elisabeth.

Walser

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From about 1280 the barons of Vaz allowed German-speaking Walser colonists to settle, and conceded them extensive self-administration rights, causing Davos to become the largest Walser settlement area in eastern Switzerland.
These are: Simplon, in Canton of Valais; Bosco/Gurin, in Canton of Ticino; and the following communities in Graubünden (Grisons): Obersaxen; Valsertal (Vals, St. Martin); Safiental (Valendas, Versam, Tenna, Safien); Rheinwald (Medels, Nufenen, Splügen, Sufers, Hinterrhein, Avers); Schanfigg (Arosa, Langwies); Albula (Mutten, Schmitten, Wiesen); Landquart (Davos, Klosters, Furna, Says, St. Antönien, Valzeina).

Albula Alps

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It has a permanent population of . Davos is located on the Landwasser river, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range at 1560 m above sea level.

Vaz/Obervaz

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From about 1280 the barons of Vaz allowed German-speaking Walser colonists to settle, and conceded them extensive self-administration rights, causing Davos to become the largest Walser settlement area in eastern Switzerland.
The development of tourism in Engadin and Davos was a stimulus and encouragement to establish a health resort in Vaz/Obervaz.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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A sanatorium in Davos is also the inspiration for the Berghof Sanitorium in Thomas Mann's novel Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain). Between 1936 and 1938, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, then at the end of his life and living in Davos since 1917, depicted Davos and the Junkerboden.
In 1917, at the suggestion of Eberhard Grisebach, Helene Spengler invited Kirchner to Davos where he viewed an exhibition of Ferdinand Hodler's paintings.

Wolfgang Pass

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Davos lies in a high valley, the connection to Klosters needing the Wolfgang Pass of only some 70 metres ascent from Davos Dorf.
It connects Klosters and Davos with Davos being almost level with the pass.

Landwasser

Landwasser Valley
It has a permanent population of . Davos is located on the Landwasser river, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range at 1560 m above sea level.
Nowadays it is prolonged by the creek Flüelabach at its source and changes its name near Davos Dorf.

Vaillant Arena

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During the natural ice era of winter sports, Davos and the Davos Eisstadion were a mecca for speed skating.
Vaillant Arena (Eisstadion Davos) is an arena in Davos, Switzerland.

Alps

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The former Alpine resort village consists of two parts: Davos Dorf (literally: "Davos village") to the northeast towards Klosters and further down through the Prättigau to Landquart, and Davos Platz (literally: "place") to the southwest, which opens into the valley of the Landwasser river and eventually leads to Filisur.
The Alps are one of the more popular tourist destinations in the world with many resorts such Oberstdorf, in Bavaria, Saalbach in Austria, Davos in Switzerland, Chamonix in France, and Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy recording more than a million annual visitors.

Sokołowsko

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From the middle of the 19th century, Davos modeled on Sokołowsko became a popular destination for the sick and ailing because the microclimate in the high valley was deemed excellent by doctors (initiated by Alexander Spengler ) and recommended for lung disease patients.
The treatment of consumption practised by Alexander Spengler at Davos, perpetuated by Thomas Mann's novel The Magic Mountain, was modelled after Görbersdorf, which at times was called the "Silesian Davos", although it should be called Davos "Swiss Görbersdorf".

Parsenn

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Parsenn / Gotschna which connects to the partner town of Klosters from Davos Dorf
Parsenn is a ski area near Davos, Switzerland, offering 35 ski runs.

Jakobshorn

Jakobshorn which can be reached from Davos Platz directly
The Jakobshorn (2,590 m) is a mountain of the Albula Alps, overlooking Davos in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.