St. Johann, Davos Platz

Davos is located on the Landwasser River, in the Swiss Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range. At 1,560 m, it is the highest city in Europe.

Davos Map

Davos Map

Davos is host to the World Economic Forum, an annual meeting of global political and business elites and the home of one of Switzerland’s biggest ski resorts.

Davos City Centre Map

Davos City Centre Map

Station Davos Platz

Station Davos Platz

I arrived at Davos in the evening and entered the hotel Ochsen near the station. Taken a little rest in the hotel room, I went shopping to get a bottle of whiskey.

 Hotel Ochsen Davos

Hotel Ochsen Davos

Talstrasse, street in front of the hotel Ochsen

Talstrasse, street in front of the hotel Ochsen

I bought a bottle of whiskey at the supermarket “Coop” in front of the station and walked around the station square.

Davos Platz Station Square

Davos Platz Station Square

From the Station Square, climbed a narrow slope, there was a church.

From the Station Square, climbed a narrow slope, there was a church.

The Reformed Church St. Johann in Davos is the oldest Talkirche in Davos. (Reformed Church is called as Talkirche in this area.)

The Church St. Johann in Davos

The Church St. Johann in Davos

The distinctive church tower is very beautiful and a symbol of this town. The oldest buildings of the church dates back to the 13th century.

Davos Platz Rathaus (Town Hall); it is next to the church.

Davos Platz Rathaus (Town Hall); it is next to the church.

Near the church, in front of the town hall I met a local family who took me in the church.

The altar and nave of St. Johann church, Davos Platz.

The altar and nave of St. Johann church, Davos Platz.

Giacometti window

Giacometti window, Augusto Giacometti (1877 – 1947) was a famous Swiss painter.

Organ on gallery and illuminated ring on the ceiling

Organ on gallery and illuminated ring on the ceiling

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The local family who looks happy.

It would be time to go back to the hotel. I said to them “Jeder, ich danke Ihnen. Gute Nacht Kinder!” (Thank you, everyone. Good night children! Is my German right?)

I won’t meet them again but never forget their kindness, lovely children.

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