Holidays in Klosters

The two-part village of Klosters combines laid-back alpine cool with a storied history and family-friendly mountain parks

Klosters was founded by the Premonstratensian priests who built a monastery here several centuries ago. By the 20th century, it had become a different sort of escape – a winter hideaway for the rich and famous, including the British royals, Audrey Hepburn and Gene Kelly (the guest books in the hotels and bars contain some of the most entertaining stories in town!). In summer, Klosters returns to its roots as a farming village, surrounded by working orchards, vineyards and farmsteads. The Landquart river runs through it all, with creeks and streams that keep the valley emerald-green – a super scenic backdrop to a Klosters walking holiday.  

Klosters Platz: the heart of Klosters

Klosters Platz is the centre of the village. The Reformed church marks the oldest part of town, sat on the foundations of the 13th-century monastery that gave Klosters its name. Pop your head in to admire the stained glass windows by Augusto Giacometti, one of Switzerland’s first abstract painters. The rest of the rambling streets make for an interesting wander, too. Nutli-Hüschi is a farmhouse museum that tells the story of the German-speaking Walser people who emigrated here in the 14th century. You’ll also notice that restaurant menus lean towards alpine fare, including barley soup, smoked salmon, meatballs, potato rösti and cheesy raclette.

Legendary train routes and cable cars

Klosters’ main station is at Klosters Platz, with trains to Davos, St. Moritz and beyond. From St. Moritz you can hop aboard the iconic Bernina Express for one of the most spectacular – and one of the highest – train journeys in the world. Cable cars also take you to great heights. The lift from Klosters Platz glides to the top of Gotschnagrat and its restaurant. Walks from here include the Davos Panoramic Trail – a high-rise hike above the west side of the valley, with views over mighty peaks and glaciers.

Klosters Dorf: for family adventures

Klosters has a second train station at Klosters Dorf (AKA Klosters village - the second half of the town). It’s just a few minutes’ walk away from the cable car that goes up the Madrisa mountain to Switzerland’s largest mountain adventure park - Madrisa Land. Kids can launch themselves full throttle into bouldering, slacklines, lake obstacle courses and hiking trails dotted with clues and puzzles.

To Davos!

Nearby Davos is a famous mountain city with a small-town feel, and it's just a half-hour train journey south of Klosters. Peruse its shops, cafés and museums to find out more about its history as a world-class research centre and artists’ retreat. There’s a lake for sailing, windsurfing, swimming and waterside walks. Davos is also home to an Adventure Park, which gets kids zooming through the forests of the Flüela Valley on zip lines and high ropes courses.

Why book a summer holiday in Klosters with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of the Graubünden region's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Klosters include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Added value

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Free Premium Card (resort card) offering discounted travel on mountain railways and lifts plus some free local buses and trains

Free travel on Swiss Transport Network for children up to 15 years incl.

Inghams telephone rep service from a representative based in Switzerland

Hotels in Klosters

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Hotel Silvretta Park Klosters Standard Room

The cosy Silvretta Park Hotel sits just 400 metres from the Gotschna lift, giving easy access to mountain adventures. Traditional in style and with a homely feel, it boasts beautiful views of the surrounding glaciers, and is a great option for families.

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Hotel Sport Klosters 2021 Doppelzimmer Hotelfotograf.Ch Jeronimo Vilaplana 01

The excellent hotel sport is known for its outstanding facilities and hospitality. It's a great choice for families, with plenty of activities for all ages. It's a short bus ride to the mountain lifts, and there's a bus stop just 40 metres away.

Swiss Half Fare Card

The Swiss transport network is an excellent combination of trains, mountain railways, cable-cars, boats and buses that make it a pleasure to get around and explore at your own pace. 

Swiss Half Fare Card included for all Inghams guests

The Swiss Half Fare Card is included in the price of your holiday and is sent to you as part of your rail transfer tickets. This card can be used around Switzerland for up to 50% discount on various modes of transport - so make sure you keep it with you. It also gives free travel to children from 6 to 15 years old, when accompanied by a parent with the Family Card.

Resort Combination

Multi-Centres | You can combine your stay in Davos with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Zermatt or Lake Lucerne. Flexible durations available. Transfers between resorts via the Swiss transport network are included. Or try our recommended independent rail holiday that also features Klosters: Glacier Express.

Things to do

Klosters has a selection of shops and cafés, and the local Rhäetian railway connects guests to Davos in only 20 minutes or to destinations such as the Swiss National Park and the Engadine valley.

Premium Card 

The Premium Card is given to you by your hotel, and from the morning after you arrive, you'll receive discounts on a wide range of cultural, sporting, family and sightseeing activities including some free local transportation (train and buses) and heavily discounted mountain lifts.

It adds excellent value to your Klosters holiday and includes:

  • Free travel (2nd class) on the Rhaetian railway between Saas and Filisur
  • Free or discounted local bus travel
  • Discounted use of mountain railways/lifts
  • Discounted participation in various activities on the Davos Klosters guest summer programme
  • Free or discounted entry to various attractions throughout the area

Subject to change.

Summer Lift Opening Times

  • Madrisa, Klosters (normally open 17 Jun - 22 Oct)
  • Parsenn, Klosters (first section normally open on weekends from 17 Jun, and both sections every day from 24 Jun - 15 Oct)
  • Parsenn, Davos (first and second section normally open from 23 Jun and third section from 1 Jul - 8 Oct)
  • Schatzalpbahn, Davos (normally open from 6 May - 29 Oct) 
  • Jakobshorn, Davos (first section normally open on weekends from 10 Jun, and both sections every day from 24 Jun - 22 Oct)
  • Rinerhorn, Davos (normally open on weekends from 27 May, and every day from 17 Jun - 22 Oct)
  • Pischa, Davos - closed in summer time

Subject to change.

Davos Schatzalp Alpine Botanical Garden

The Alpine Botanical Garden Schatzalp contains various gardens. All are located around the hotel and forest Schatzalp. Forest and mountain pastures are approx. 118 acres with the gardens covering 5 acres. The alpine gardens are names including belle époque, historical, Thomas Mann square and 'Guggerbachtal' (valley of the Guggerbach river), each with a different collection of plants and representing various areas of life.

In total, the gardens are home to over 5,000 species of plant from all over the world, with a focus on flowers such as Edelweiss, Enzian, Peonies, Larkspur, Monkshood, Spurg, wild Geranium, Bellflower and many other species from high altitude landscapes of our world. There are many hiking trails in summer from mid-June to October, when the garden is blossoming. 

Other things to do in and around Klosters

  • Premium Card programme of activities and hikes throughout summer which normally includes weekly guided bike tours, tennis, windsurfing, a tour of highest-altitude Monstein brewery, E-biking, bowling, dairy visits (subject to change, some supplements may apply and equipment rental may be required)
  • Davos Sounds Good: jazz festival with some free concerts (normally around 4 - 12 July)
  • Davos Music Festival: classical music by young artists (normally around 31 July - 15 Aug)
  • Swiss alpine Marathon (normally around 25 July)
  • Good selection of mountain restaurants with traditional Swiss cuisine
  • 9-hole alpine golf course in resort, and mini-golf at Hotel Sport
  • Kirchner Museum in Davos celebrates work of artist Ernst Kirchner
  • Davos Heritage museum with original wooden mill

Swiss Half Fare Card included for all Inghams guests

Save up to 50% with your travel card on transport across the Swiss transport network. It's included in the price of your holiday and sent to you as part of your rail transfer tickets.

Exploring on the Swiss Transport Network

Switzerland's excellent public transport network of mountain railways, cable-cars, steamboats and buses makes it a pleasure to explore the sights, at your own pace.

Family activites

The region around Klosters and Davos (just 20 minutes away by train) is a paradise for families, and young adventurers will find plenty of exciting things to do.

Enjoy playtime in 12 adventure playgrounds

Children will love the play area at top of the Madrisa lift, with trampoline, bouldering wall, climbing tree, water games, slack line and more fun things to try. At the bottom of the Madrisa lift, there's swings, slides, a seesaw and climbing tower, plus the Silvrettapark playground in the village with ropeway and more. 

Over in nearby Davos, there's more fun to be had with numerous playgrounds at village level, as well as on the Rinerhorn and Schatzalp, where you'll find the exciting summer toboggan run and natural play elements in the forest.

Davos Adventure Park

Adventurers of all ages and abilities will feel the adrenaline buzz of this impressive high ropes and cycling park which is perfect for an active and exciting day out. There's five high ropes courses, each with eight stations of varying difficulty plus a special children's course for ages four to eight.

The pump track and mountain bike park are fun for biking, and there's a skate park too - hire of bikes and skateboards is available. In addition, there's two children's playgrounds, plus a barbeque area and the Chalet Velo restaurant for when everyone gets hungry. 

Swimming and water sports

Water-lovers will be happy here, from a refreshing dip in a mountain lake and stand up paddling on Lake Davos, to splashing around in the Klosters Lido, where there's a water slide, diving pool and children's pool with water games.

Older children and teens will enjoy river rafting, wind or kite surfing or wakeboarding.

Explore on two wheels

The mountains are just as fun to explore on a bike as they are on foot, so rent a bike for a day and have some fun. Or say goodbye to tiring uphill and hire an e-bike for a more relaxed ride. Bike hire including children's bikes are available in both Klosters and Davos. 

Great family friendly hotels

In addition to all of the fantastic family activities in the Klosters and Davos region, our Klosters hotels are brilliant for a family holiday and offer yet more to do. 

At the Hotel Sport, there's an indoor pool with separate children's pool, indoor sports room with basketball hoops and football nets, outdoor tennis courts, mini golf, a children's playground and a bowling alley (payable locally).

At the Silvretta Park, there's a large indoor pool, billiards and table tennis, bowling alley (payable locally) and a children's playroom. 



Graubünden Pass

5 days within 14 days, from CHF131 (2nd class)

This pass gives you 5 days unlimited FREE travel on regional trains and buses, a great value way to explore further afield including:

  • Day trips to nearby places of interest of Arosa, Lenzerheide, historic Chur and St. Moritz
  • A journey on the wonderful Bernina Express train route to Tirano in Italy (seat reservation extra)

Bernina Express to Tirano - a UNESCO world heritage site*

An UNESCO world heritage railway from CHF70, daily from the closest station Filisur.
A wonderful rail excursion over the Bernina Pass via dramatic mountain passes, cool glaciers, and the sunny Poschiavo valley to Tirano in Italy (seat reservation extra).

Mountain village of Arosa*

From CHF34, daily
Take a train ride to the mountain village of Arosa, perhaps stopping in the old town of Chur on the way back.

Glamorous St. Moritz*

From CHF23, daily
Visit this world-famous and lively resort, which lies on a sunny terrace of the beautiful Engadine Valley - the train journey is spectacular!

*Bookable locally - price for guidance only. Prices shown include Swiss Half Fare Card discount.

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.


There are approx. 700km of marked walking trails in the Davos/ Klosters region, offering a fabulous range of walks to suit all abilities and tastes. The vast walking area which covers both sides of the valley is accessed easily by cable-car or funicular from the resort centres.

Easy Take the mountain railway from Davos to Schatzalp to visit the Alpine botanical garden. There are gentle walks at the teop, great views and you can choose to walk back down through the forest. Or take the pleasant stroll along the Landwasser rier from Davos Platz to pretty Frauenkirch.

Alternatively, walk the Klosters –Monbiel – Garfuin (route no K7/K11, 2 ¼ hrs) route. This is a nice walk to do in the first few days of your holiday to get a little used to the altitude, or as a walk to do when the cloud is low. From the sports centre in Klosters, you simply follow the river as far as you like all the way to Garfuin where you can enjoy the service provided by the restaurant. The return journey can be made on a different path that brings you back via Monbiel. This hike can be done in either direction and you can catch the bus to or from Monbiel or Aeuja if you need to.

Moderate From Klosters, head up on the Madrisa gondola and up to Mässplatte for a beautiful view of the Prattigau valley. Alternatively, walk the Klosters – Bad Serneus - Serneus (route 93/95, 1 ¾ h) route: A short pleasant walk through the meadow and grazing land, that shows off the rural side of Klosters as you pass by farms and horses. This is another good walk to do when it’s too cloudy to head up the mountains but you still want to stretch your legs. From the quaint village of Serneus you have a bus back to Klosters.

Slightly challenging Take the Parsenn lift from Davos Dorf and walk across the peaks following the well-recommended ‘Panoramaweg’ path, descending later via the Gotschna cable-car into Klosters. For more experienced hikers, catch the postbus to Tschuggen and walk up to the protected area of Pischa, where you can cross the ridge at Hüreli and then head down to Lake Davos. On the way, you will see the only place where you can see Davos and neighbouring Klosters at the same time.

Alternatively, walk the Klosters – Alpenroesli – Palfarn – Klosters dorf
(route no 122/124/109, 2 – 2 ½ h) route. The Alpenroesli is a lovely rustic restaurant situated 250m above Klosters and this trip makes a great little lunch tour. You walk halfway, treat yourself to lunch, then finish the
route. The first part of the route is up hill but once you get past the restaurant the direction is then predominately downwards. You can then catch the bus back from Klosters Dorf.

Good to know

Walking trails: Around 700km of walking trails and easy access to neighbouring villages and lifts

Terrain: Diverse mountainous terrain from Alpine meadows and forests to rugged peaks

Best time to go: start of June to mid September. It can get hot in July and August but heading up the lifts is a great way to cool off

Recommended for: Walkers of all abilities, families, nature, activities

Fly into: Zurich (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 15 mins (from Zurich) by train (journey will require changes of train)

Rep service: Telephone

Resort card: Swiss Half Fare Card included for all hotels

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