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Nearby images in Grisons


A: Geranien_Klosters

by Rico Riedi, 80 meters away


B: Kunsthandwerk_Klosters

by Rico Riedi, 120 meters away


C: Bahnhof_Klosters

by Rico Riedi, 220 meters away


D: Around Davoser Lake

by Isabel Marques, 5.2 km away

The lake of Davos is a natural lake with a perimeter of about 5km, an area of 0,59 km², length 1,5 km...

Around Davoser Lake

E: The Lake near Wolfgang

by Isabel Marques, 5.2 km away

The Lake of Davos is a popular destiny for aquatic sports for the enthusiasts: pedestrians, corridors...

The Lake near Wolfgang

F: Davoser Sea

by Roland Herger, 5.2 km away

Davoser Sea

G: Davos Lake - Another View

by Isabel Marques, 5.4 km away

The Davos Lake is a popular destiny for aquatic sports. In summer, it reaches 20º C. It is used broad...

Davos Lake - Another View

H: Davos Lake

by Isabel Marques, 5.4 km away

The Davos Lake is placed at an altitude of 1560 m in Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland. Used as reservoi...

Davos Lake

I: Around Davoser Lake near the Bridge

by Isabel Marques, 5.4 km away

The lake of Davos is placed at an altitude of 1560 m in Davos in the Canton of Graubunden, Switzerlan...

 Around Davoser Lake near the Bridge

J: Sculptures near the Lake

by Isabel Marques, 6.0 km away

Panorama photographed close to the Davos Lake, which locates at an altitude of 1560 m in the city of ...

Sculptures near the Lake

This panorama was taken in Grisons, Europe

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