Guide to Klosters

Planning a trip to Switzerland in the winter? Skip Zermatt, Interlaken, or St. Moritz and try this unpretentious Swiss ski resort town. Take the red cable car up to your perfect spot to ski or snowboard. The cable car is even baptized as the "Prince of Wales.” Our guide includes travel tips, things to know about Klosters, the best restaurants, food, and hotels in this unique alpine village. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #alps

 

We spent last Christmas in Klosters, an alpine town near Davos. Of all of the Swiss ski resorts, Klosters is best known for being unpretentious. Royals and movie stars have favored this destination for decades, starting in the mid-twentieth century. Celebrities like Audrey Hepburn, Yule Brenner, Bing Crosby, and Gene Kelly established Klosters as a refuge for Hollywood stars. More recently, Bono, Renee Zellweger, and Leonardo DiCaprio have been spotted on the slopes.

 

Planning a trip to Switzerland in the winter? Take the train to this unpretentious Swiss ski resort town. Our guide includes travel tips, things to know , the best restaurants, food, and hotels in this unique alpine village. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #alps #train
Planning a trip to Switzerland in the winter? Skip Zermatt, Interlaken, or St. Moritz and try this unpretentious Swiss ski resort town. It’s known as a royal and celebrity vacation ski hotspot.  This is the famous Hollywood hotel to stay at in the alpine village. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #alps #hotel

 

Klosters is a great location for skiing or just getting away into the mountains. If you don’t ski, you can go for walks along the river, snowshoe in the hills, cross-country ski, or go for a romantic sleigh ride. For a horse drawn sleigh ride, we recommend Familie Christian Flütsch, with sleigh rides starting across the Klosters Platz. They own a farm just outside of town and raise horses and cattle. You can even have them bring you to and from fondue. You can also easily take the Bernina Express or take a day trip to St. Moritz.

 

Downtown Klosters sparkles at night during Christmas with its festive Christmas decorations and lights. This unpretentious Swiss ski resort town is the perfect getaway. Use our guide to find the best restaurants, fondue, and hotels at Christmas time. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #alps

 

WHERE TO STAY
Klosters has a range of accommodations, from rustic hotels in town to private chalets in the mountains. You won’t find any five-star hotels here. We stayed at the historic Chesa Grischuna hotel. It was known as “Hollywood on the Rocks,” due to all of the celebrities who stayed at the hotel and dined at its restaurant.

 

Take a walk along a beautiful river to lunch in the Alps during your vacation to Switzerland this winter. Our guide includes travel tips, things to know, the best restaurants, food, and hotels in this unique alpine village. | thetasteedit.com #snow #switzerland #winter #alps
Kaiserschmarrn or Kaiserschmarren (Emperor's Mess) is a scrabbled pancake you’ll want to warm up with after dinner in this Swiss town. Know where to go and which restaurant to get it at with our guide to Klosters. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #food #dessert

 

WHERE TO EAT + DRINK
There are several options around town for good restaurants and places to have coffee or hot chocolate. Restaurants fill up quickly, so we advise calling in advance for a reservation. Chesa Grischuna has a lovely restaurant upstairs and serves the same menu at the bar downstairs, with live music in both. We recommend dining upstairs (read more here) and saving the bar for after dinner, as the service was lacking downstairs.

Gasthaus Hohwald was one of our favorite restaurants in Klosters. We only had fondue and dessert, but we hope to go back soon to taste more from their menu. It was so popular, we couldn’t get a reservation for dinner.

 

Stretch that cheese! Here’s where to go for the best raclette dinner in Klosters. Use our guide to know where to go and the best restaurants to find that and fondue with our guide to Klosters. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #food #cheese
Dip meat into a bubbling pot of broth with this Chinoise fondue dinner, similar to a hot pot. Here’s where to go for the best fondue or raclette dinner in Klosters. Use our guide to know where to go and the best restaurants to find that and fondue with our guide to Klosters. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #food #fondue
Do you want a foodie vacation in Switzerland? Get into a bubbling pot of hot fondue or a plate of traditional cheese raclette with all of the fixings including potatoes, grins, and pear onions. L Here’s where to go for the best raclette dinner in Klosters. Use our guide to know where to go and the best restaurants to find the best fondue and the best raclette with our guide to Klosters. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #food #fondue

 

If you’re looking for fondue or raclette in downtown Klosters, try Chalet Pratiger. You’ll find everything from traditional rachlette to truffle fondue. We tried the Chinoise fondue, which uses hot broth to cook thinly sliced meat. We tried the game meat, which includes wild boar, Swiss venison, and Austrian venison, with a variety of sauces. At the end of your fondue, they add cognac to your hot broth and reduce it to a heavenly soup.

 

Travel to the alps in winter for a winter wonderland vacation! Cozy up with a blanket at one of these outdoor smoking lounges with heaters and sheep skins to stay warm. Order anything from the bar to enjoy or a hot chocolate while you watch the snow fall and the red Gotschnabahn cable car go up and down the mountain filled with skiers. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #drink
Take a vacation to the alps this winter! Cozy up with a blanket or sheepskin at these outdoor smoking lounges. Sip on a hot chocolate and pose for a selfie photo with one of the polar bears lining the drive. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #polarbear

 

For coffee or hot chocolate, head to Kaffee Klatsch Lounge next to the Gotschnabahn cable car or one of the outdoor smoking lounges at the Alpina hotel. They have heaters and sheep skins to stay warm, and you can order anything from the bar to enjoy while you watch the snow fall.

Finally, for cooking at home, we recommend the Coop grocery store. It’s not uncommon to see Prince Charles or the King of Sweden shopping at the Coop, the only grocery store in town. A Coop car attached to the passenger trains delivers food to the small town, and there’s an incredibly large selection of meats, cheeses, fish, and vegetables that all looks fresh and delicious.

 

This is ski paradise! Planning a trip to Switzerland in the winter? Skip Zermatt, Interlaken, or St. Moritz and try this unpretentious Swiss ski resort town. It’s known as a royal and celebrity vacation ski hotspot.  You can ski, snowboard, ice skate, snowshoe or just sit by the fire with a hot cocktail. Our guide includes travel tips, things to know about Klosters, the best restaurants, food, and hotels in this unique alpine village. | thetasteedit.com #travel #switzerland #winter #alps