Schatzalp - Graubünden

The Magic Mountain on a sunny plateau above Davos

 
About Schatzalp

Available: May - mid October.

Costs

Davos Klosters Inclusive Card: FREE during the summer months

The Schatzalp features in Thomas Mann's 1924 novel 'Magic Mountain' and continues to delight visitors to this day. Situated on a plateau 300m above Davos this is a fabulous spot for walks, lunch and relaxation.


Highlights

Journey to the mountain

The journey to the Schatzalp is a quick trip on the funicular, with lovely views as you travel. The funicular departs every 20 minutes, or every 30 minutes in the evening if you come up for a sunset drink. 

At the top station, you will find a relaxing paradise at an altitude of 1,861m. 

Refreshments

On the Schatzalp natural terrace is an Art Deco hotel (originally built as a luxurious sanatorium) where you can find a restaurants and bar. Visit for a quick refreshing drink or a fine meal. 

We also recommend the Panorama restaurant, whose sun terrace offers magnificent views, and is famous for the fondue specialities and home made cakes. A short uphill walk leads to the Strelaalp mountain restaurant at 1,921m which also features a wonderful terrace and views.

Walking

You have a choice of leisurely or challenging walks from Schatzalp. You could wander in the alpine garden, or choose the path back down to Davos Platz or Davos Dorf.

A longer more challenging round trip is walk up the Strelalp to the Strelapass at 2,352m for some stunning views and then return to Schatzalp. This should take about 3 hours. You could even continue from the Strelapass along the panorama walk and up again to the Weissfluhjoch at 2,662m. From here, the Parsenn funicular will take you back to Davos.

Alpinum botanical garden

One of the highlights of a visit to the Schatzalp is the botanical gardens which has 10,000 plants featuring around 2,000 different species from mountain ranges around the world (Alps, Pyrennees, Himalayas and so on). There is a medicinal plant garden and all the flowering plants have a description board to inform you.

Free entry with your Davos/Klosters Card. Guided tours are possible at an extra cost.

Summer toboggan run

Great for old and young! You'll whizz down the 500m long slide and a lift will carry you conveniently back up again to do it all again. 

Available at weekends May, September and October and daily during June-mid September. Payable locally.


Directions

The funicular departs from Davos Platz, which you can walk to from your Davos hotel.

If you are staying in Klosters, there are trains to Davos twice an hour. For those staying in Wiesen, there are buses and trains to Davos Platz.

More excursions in the region

You have a wide choice of excursions in this beautiful area. Walks beside mountain lakes, views from alpine restaurants, rides through stunning landscapes on a scenic rail journey, a network of cable cars and funiculars... all this is within easy reach during your stay in the region.

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Your choice of resorts

This most scenic of regions has a wide choice of alpine resorts nestled amongst the high Alps. You can choose a lively resort such as St. Moritz or Davos, or opt for a quieter stay in villages such as Pontresina or Klosters. Historic Chur is a good choice for the scenic rail network. 

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