It’s a little over 3 PM, but the chill is numbing as I make my way to Café Schneider, the oldest coffee house in Davos — the highest city in Europe located 5,000 feet above sea level, where life goes on as usual at zero and sub-zero degrees. Tucked away in one corner of the promenade, it’s quite easy to miss the café — in existence since 1915 — as your eyes wander towards the picturesque snow-clad mountains that seem to overwhelm this cosy little mountain resort, which also served as the backdrop of Thomas Mann’s masterpiece The Magic Mountain.
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