Klosters: Visitor Information and Pictures

 

Klosters, a Swiss resort 10km from the prestigious Davos, is a pretty, picturesque town with a tiny population that swells during ski season. Klosters has prestige of its own, too – not only is it the preferred skiing destination of the British Royal Family, it has also welcomed many Hollywood stars of old – Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo and Gene Kelly have all visited to ski and socialize among the elite. And Klosters’s petite village atmosphere is a marked difference to that of built-up Davos.
But Klosters, the highest village in the Prättigau valley, is not just for the privileged. Its magnificent mountainous topography and views of unspoilt landscape attract many visitors all year round, including families with children.

How to Get There
By train, you can reach Klosters via the Landquart Railway – Landquart station is on the mainline from Zurich, and from there you can take a connecting train on to Klosters to the east. (If you’re visiting in the summer and are feeling up for a major hike, there is a 72km hiking trail that starts at Landquart station and ends at Klosters.) From Zurich international airport the train journey should only take about 40 minutes.

By road, you’ll need to allow around 2 hours from Zurich international airport. Most of the journey is a motorway (be aware you’ll have to pay the toll fee by purchasing a sticker for your windshield in advance): take the A51 towards Zurich, exit 63; then A1 towards Zurich-City, exit 66; then A53 towards Rapperswil, exit 43; then A3 towards Chur, exit 14; and then follow the road through Kublis and on to Klosters. From Paris it’s around 8 hours’ drive, from Milan around 3, from Brussels around 8, and from Frankfurt around 5 hours.

Klosters Dorf and Klosters Madrisa
Klosters Dorf is Klosters’s second railway station. The Rhaetian Railway, which serves a number of ski resorts in the area, stops here. The Klosters Madrisa ski resort boasts 307km of well-tended slopes, as well as excellent off-piste skiing and 50km of cross-country skiing trails. One mountain in the Rätikon range in this area is the Madrisa Mountain. From Klosters you can take a ski lift up the mountain to 2,600m. In the area of the train and cable car stations you will see many picturesque chalets, equally pretty in summer as in winter, which will add to the romantic feel of this small mountain village.
Madrisa Land adventure park is perfect for children. It offers free access to those under six, a popular kindergarten service, an indoor playroom as well as an outdoor park, and its own ski school for kids.

Klosters Platz
Klosters Platz is the heart of the village. Here you’ll find the church, and a range of apartments and hotels, as well as restaurants and bars to suit all types. Casa Antica is a small disco bar, and there is always a pianist Chesa Grischuna’s bar. To eat, try the Michelin-starred Walserhof; a mid-range restaurant is found at the Casanna Hotel; and for less pricey options go to the Al Berto or Felini pizzerias.
There are shops, too – from small supermarkets to boutiques selling skiing and hiking gear. There is a tourism office to help you plan your stay, and the pretty Landquart River flows through here, coming down from the Silvretta Alps glaciers and going on to Landquart.

Gotschnagrat
Overlooking the village of Klosters from a height of over 2,000m is the Gotschnagrat Mountain. It is a part of the skiing area between Davos and Klosters, and can be reached by cable car from Klosters in about 15 minutes. In the summer, hikers and mountain bikers walk or ride down from this point – after first availing themselves of a pleasant meal in the mountain restaurant at the aerial cable car station. Here you can enjoy the spectacular views of the valley from a deckchair on the large sun terrace.

Where to Stay
The Chesa Grischuna is a smart hotel with a good restaurant. The Alpina Hotel offers good food as well. The Wynneg, Rustico and Silvretta Park Hotels are also popular destinations. Many hotels have swimming pools and most are 3- or 4-star, guaranteeing a chic atmosphere and a pleasant stay. The Walserhof Hotel offers great value for money, and the Steinbock Hotel is friendly and rustic. There are many more available so you can choose the most suitable for your budget and requirements.
Guest house, apartment and chalet rental is also possible, although these are generally not located in the centre of the village. Again, there is a wide choice, and whether you’re travelling in a couple, a family or a large group, you’ll find something to suit you. There is also The Youth Hostel Klosters for those on a very tight budget. Located in Talstrasse, at just over 1km from the train and cable car stations, this hostel can be reached by the local bus which stops right outside. The hostel provides many useful services, such as packed lunches and tourist advice, and there are a lot of entertainment facilities in the hostel’s games room.

Klosters Dorf
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