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The largest National Park in Switzerland is around 40 minutes away through the Vereina tunnel. It is home to wild ibex, chamois, deer and marmots as well as several rare mountain eagles. In 2005 a wild bear has been spotted there, although no one has any idea where it came from! Conducted tours by professional guides are available. There are two small children's zoos in summer. One at the top of the Rinerhorn, one 10 minute's walk away at the Cresta Hotel. Wild deer and red squirrels can be found throughout the area, as well as several species of birds unique to the area. Chalet Rhaetia has a book on Alpine flowers, but there are many others available. There are at least 50 different types of Alpine flower and 10 types of fungus to be seen as well as more than 20 species of trees. None of these are hard to find. In late July and early August the hillsides are also carpeted in wild strawberries - excellent refreshment whilst walking along!

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The local tourist offices of both Klosters and Davos offer free organised walks with guides for those with Guestcards, which can be purchase for a nominal sum in the tourist offices, on two or three days a week. These are particularly useful for some of the more remote valleys.


There is a farm five minutes' walk from the chalet that makes and sells Alpine cheese, yoghurt, milk and butter as well as eggs. Most farms in the area are happy to let you visit the animals and many conduct informal tours of their farms. At Malans, there are tours of the highest vineyards in Europe. Davos Monstein is home to the highest brewery in Europe. Again, both have tours to see the processing and of course, sampling facilities of the products!


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