Sightseeing and Activities
For non-walkers, and those who don’t even want to participate in all the other outdoor sports, there is still plenty to do and see.
Each of these days is enough of an adventure, that the holidaymaker will need at least one, or maybe two “rest” days to intersperse the travels!
The village of Klosters itself is small, but very attractive. A morning wandering around Klosters, visiting the local museum of arts and crafts is well worthwhile. From the beginning of June until October a ride up and down the Gotschna cable car, that starts opposite the railway station, rewards with fantastic views over mountain peaks. The nearby town of Davos is much larger and offers a wider range of shops as well as a Winter Sports Museum, a Toy Museum and an art museum dedicated to famous local artists. The15 minute train ride between Klosters and Davos is a well known tourist attraction in itself, with glorious views across the valley and the pine trees of forests almost brushing the train as it spirals around tight corners to gain and lose height.
A journey down the Prattigau valley. Explore traditional wooden villages, that make up the Prattigau valley that runs all the way from Klosters to Lanquart. The whole region is well known amongst the Swiss as a large recreation area. At the end of the morning, why not visit the vineyards at Malans, or just have lunch in the town? Spend the afternoon in Chur, the regional capital, as described in "Tourism/Excursions". Alternatively, turn right rather than left along the Rhine valley and visit the elegant spa village of Bad Ragaz. The hot mineral springs still provide the basis for a huge variety of treatments from massages to hot and cold saunas. Another 10 minutes' drive is the castle of Sargans. Perched on a hill, it provided a commanding strategic guard post across the main valleys from Germany and Austria. The Principality of Liechtenstein is on a hillside opposite Sargans.
The Engandine Valley lies a 20 minute train ride through the Vereina Tunnel. Trains go through it, either with passengers, or carrying cars, every hour from Klosters. The Engadine Valley is a wide, high plain just 3km across that runs for some 30km from the Austrian border to St Moritz. Very different in character from the Prattigau valley in which Klosters lies, the architecture, even the language is different (see "Excursions/Tourism"). A long, but worthwhile day out is to take the Bernina Express from St Moritz or Pontresina in the Engadine valley to Italy. The train ride is famed as one of the most spectacularly scenic in the world. Lunch in the small Italian town of Tirano, around 2 hours from the Engadine valley before setting off for the climb back to the Swiss valleys.
A day in Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, or in Luzern, famous for its lake and medieval bridge that appears on so many post cards. Both are just two hours away by car or train.