HIS­TORIC HEAL­ING Bergho­tel Schatzalp, Davos, Switzer­land

Friday - - TRAVEL -

Opened in 1900 as a lux­ury sana­to­rium, the Bergho­tel Schatzalp has re­tained its art nou­veau style and its heal­ing prop­er­ties. Perched 6,230ft up on the Schatzalp – a peak pur­port­edly high in good en­ergy – the ho­tel is still only ac­ces­si­ble by fu­nic­u­lar or on foot. Once there, lounge on the long, south-fac­ing bal­conies, where well-to-do TB suf­fer­ers once drank in the cu­ra­tive air, views and sun­shine, or head off on a hike. There are nu­mer­ous trails, in­clud­ing the Thomas Mann Way, named af­ter the au­thor who drew on the Schatzalp in his book, The Magic Moun­tain. Dou­bles at Bergho­tel Schatzalp cost from about Dh758pn (0041 (0) 81 415 5151; schatzalp.ch/en; ttele­graph.co. uk/tt-schatzalp).

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