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Winter in Davos is the name of this poster by the artist, Burkhard Mangold (1873-1950). According to his biography, he was influenced by the Jugendstil movement. And what was the Jugendstil movement you might ask? (I did). Jugendstil was another name for Art Nouveau, an art movement which began in the late 19th and early 20th century. Art Nouveau included all forms of architecture, high and low art, printing, sculpture, crafts, with all of these forms rejecting the traditional art forms of the 19th century.
Davos is one of Europe's oldest mountain resorts with emphasis on all outdoor winter sports, skiing with 45 ski lifts, sled runs, skating rinks both indoor and outdoor, and in the summer hiking and mountain biking.
But Davos is not all serious and literary. It is quite a hip location with clubs, good restaurants and beautiful people. It was the site for the 2013 World Economic Forum. There is more to Davos' history than I can cover here, but check out Davos' numerous web-sites.