With an altitude of 1'560 m a.s.l. Davos is the highest town in the European Alps. Traditional and open minded Davos is a busy holiday town with idyllic surroundings. The lake of Davos, cable cars reaching altitudes up to 2'844 m, a modern sports centre, the Congress Centre and an infrastructure that covers many activities make Davos the alpine metropolis of variety.
Davos offers a variety of restaurants. You can also eat lunch at the congress centre for CHF 25.00. Please note that you have to sign up for lunch.
The weather in Davos (1560 m asl) in late September can be variable. Whereas the air temperatures can be pleasant during the day (+12°C), the nights can be rather cool (0°C).
Davos is located in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. As it is a tourist town, most people speak or understand a foreign language.
Local currency: Swiss Francs / CHF 1.-- = 100 cents
Payment with credit cards, cash in Swiss Francs or Euros
Exchange of money
Exchange rate CHF 1.-- = EUR 0.65; EUR 1.-- = CHF 1.53 (as of 15 August 2009)
Banks: Mon – Fri 08:30/09:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:30/17:30
Train station Davos Dorf: Mon – Sun 07:40 – 11:40 and 13:50 – 18:10
Train station Davos Platz: Mon – Sun 04:45 – 22:00
Tipping is not normally necessary. However, if you have been very happy with a meal or service you can round up the bill.
Switzerland is on 220 V. Plug adaptors can be purchased in Davos.
Through our sponsor Swisscom (Switzerland's leading telecoms provider), all participants will have free access to the internet. Details on how to connect to the so-called Hotspots (public wireless LAN) will be provided on registration.
Business hours (shops):
08:00 – 12:00; 14:00 – 18:30 (Monday – Friday)
08:00 – 16:00 (Saturday)
On Sunday most shops are closed, but some small supermarkets open daily from 6.00 – 23.00.
Davos Inclusive Card
All hotel guests are entitled to the Davos Inclusive Card for the duration of their stay in Davos. The card entitles guests to:
• Free travel on Davos Klosters mountain rail-/cableways
• Unlimited travel on the local sections of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) and the local bus (VBD) in Davos (except to the side valleys)
Please check with your hotel for other free or reduced access to a wide range of services and leisure attractions.
The local bus is free with the Davos Inclusive Card. Otherwise one trip costs CHF 2.90 (ticket is valid for 1 hour of travel).
Express-Taxi Tel. +41 (0)81 410 11 11
www.sbb.ch/en or information at the train stations
Contacting the ISSW Committee
+41 (0)81 417 01 11 (SLF), firstname.lastname@example.org