Originally a 13th century monastic retreat, or "cloister", Klosters is a peaceful resort tucked away at the end of the picturesque Prättigau valley in eastern Switzerland. The buildings are mainly traditional in style with a number of smart hotels, restaurants and watering holes, clustered around the railway station and main Gotschna cable car. Klosters remains a smart resort and essentially a discreet place undisturbed by the mass market tour operators.
The community of Klosters fused with that of Serneus in 1865, but it wasn't until 1973 that the single community was renamed Klosters Serneus. There are around 4,000 permanent residents swelling somewhat during the winter months.
The village of Klosters lies around 1200 meters above sea level, whilst its higher neighbour Davos is the largest mountain holiday resort in the Alps and with the fast tunnel connection to the Engadine valley, Klosters has magnificent opportunities for families seeking active holidays.
In the region of Davos Klosters, there are 50 mountain lifts serving 93 pistes covering around 320 kms. The 2 resorts are linked via the mighty Parsenn and for a look at the tourist website which serves both, please click on their logo in the bottom left of the main photograph.