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Klosters is a municipality in the district of Pr√§ttigau/Davos in the Swissmarker canton of Graub√ľndenmarker.

Its well-known ski resort lies from Zurich, the nearest international airport. Transfer time is about 1.5 hours. Klosters is from Davosmarker. It is a popular ski location and the slopes are easily accessible via a large cable car.


Klosters-Serneus is first mentioned in 1222 as ecclesiam sancti Iacobi. In 1436 it was mentioned as zuo dem Closter.


St√ľtzbach stream between Klosters and Davos-Laret
Klosters-Serneus has an area, , of . Of this area, 25.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 18.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (54.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).

The municipality is located in and is the only municipality in Klosters sub-district of the Pr√§ttigau/Davos district. It was created in 1865 through the merger of the formerly independent municipalities of Serneus and Klosters. Until 1973 Klosters-Serneus was known as Klosters. It is the last and uppermost village in the Pr√§ttigau valley. It consists of the villages of Klosters and Serneus and is made up of the sections of Platz, Dorf, Selfranga, √Ąuja and Monbiel


Klosters-Serneus has a population ( ) of 3,872, of which 17.2% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -2.8%. Most of the population ( ) speaks German (88.7%), with Portugese being second most common ( 2.9%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 2.6%).

, the gender distribution of the population was 48.9% male and 51.1% female. Graubunden in Numbers   accessed 21 September 2009 The age distribution,  , in Klosters-Serneus is; 423 children or 10.9% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 398 teenagers or 10.2% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 518 people or 13.3% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 588 people or 15.1% are between 30 and 39, 552 people or 14.2% are between 40 and 49, and 540 people or 13.9% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 422 people or 10.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 268 people or 6.9% are between 70 and 79, there are 145 people or 3.7% who are between 80 and 89 there are 35 people or 0.9% who are between 90 and 99, and 1 person who is 100 or more.

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 46.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (28.7%), the SP (17.2%) and the CVP (4.7%).

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Klosters-Serneus about 76.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).

Klosters-Serneus has an unemployment rate of 0.93%. , there were 189 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 80 businesses involved in this sector. 590 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 66 businesses in this sector. 1,271 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 203 businesses in this sector.

From the , 895 or 23.0% are Roman Catholic, while 2,587 or 66.5% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 106 individuals (or about 2.72% of the population) who belong to the Orthodox Church, and there are 13 individuals (or about 0.33% of the population) who belong to another Christian church. There are 32 (or about 0.82% of the population) who are Islamic. There are 14 individuals (or about 0.36% of the population) who belong to another church (not listed on the census), 221 (or about 5.68% of the population) belong to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 27 individuals (or about 0.69% of the population) did not answer the question.
Village church of Serneus
The historical population is given in the following table:
year population
1850 1,302
1900 1,555
1930 2,558
1950 2,978
2000 3,890


Klosters is well known as a favorite ski resort for Prince Charles and subsequently one cable car to the top of Gotschnagratmarker is named the "Prince of Wales".

Heritage sites of national significance

The Reformierte Kirche am Platz is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.


  1. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 23 September 2009
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 28-Oct-2009
  3. Graubunden Population Statistics accessed 21 September 2009
  4. Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, accessed 28-Oct-2009

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