Travel Secrets Editor Shubhra Krishan discovered a stunning Swiss gem on her recent trip. It’s the Klosters region – quiet, lovely and relatively tourist-free – unless you count King Charles, who is a regular guest!
If you are taking a holiday in Switzerland, you probably have greenery and serenity in mind. Klosters ticks those boxes in bold! And if it is adventure you seek, there’s plenty of that here, too.
Nestling in what has remained the rural part of the Prättigau (Graubünden), Klosters, with its romantic village-like atmosphere, stands in stark contrast to the nearby Alpine metropolis of Davos. It’s a tiny town dotted with shops selling outdoorsy sports gear, and cosy restaurants. A silvery river streaks across the town and big mountains gaze indulgently down upon the town.
Hotels and homes all over Klosters are laden with flowers. The combination of wood, greenery and brilliant blossoms is heady and irresistible!
The photo above shows Hotel Alpina: we stayed here and totally loved it. Not only is it beautiful, but located right across the small railway station. The cable car up to a gorgeous mountain is also across the road. The rooms have a homely touch, breakfast is delicious, and the staff is warm and welcoming. This hotel is proof that you don’t need to be in a five-star hotel to live a five-star experience!
See? This is a house in Klosters…one among dozens we gaped at! So much beauty, sprinkled all over, just like that!
Lazy, sunlit lunches in Klosters make a food lover’s dream come true. Our dream came true at this one:
Every delicious dish here reflects the freshness and beauty of the region.
And how can you ever leave without indulging in Switzerland’s best-loved comfort food, starring potatoes: yes, we’re talking about Rosti!
Paired with local wine and sunshine, all this good food is the perfect recipe for an afternoon snooze. We took our cue from this bovine beauty and treated ourselves to a nap, too!
The valleys of Klosters will take your breath away. It is easy to lose track of time gazing in the distance and feeling your soul heal. Far in the distance, on gleaming tracks, the bright red streak of a train passing by is stunning against the green backdrop: quintessential Switzerland!