Swiss Alps by Laura Gabriel in Davos, Switzerland

Ever wondered what life would be like to live in the dreamy Swiss Alps? Wonder no more! Laura Gabriel’s Instagram gives us a beautiful glimpse into the beautiful town of Davos, Switzerland. Be sure to follow Laura here: @_laurasophie

Name:Laura Gabriel

Place you live? Davos, Switzerland

Occupation? Student

Preoccupation: Photographer and outdoor explorer

Place your Instagrams were taken? Davos and surroundings

Can you sum up Davos? Davos is a smaller town in the middle of the Swiss Alps. It has an altitude of 1600 m! You can find everything here; hospital, cinema, huge ice-hockey arena, restaurants from all over the world, research centers, and wonderful ski slopes.

What is a perfect day in Davos? My perfect day here is getting up early in the morning to climb a beautiful mountain and taking pictures the whole time along the way. In the evening, I would take a hot shower then share a delicious dinner with my family or friends.

How long have you been using Instagram? About 4 years and actively for about two years.

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? I shoot with my Sony alpha 6000. It’s the perfect camera for me because it’s light and I always take it with me on my hikes.

What is your editing process? I edit most of the pictures with Lightroom. But I’m still trying to improve my skills 😉 Sometimes I also use VSCO on my phone.

Has Instagram affected how you shoot? For sure! I often get inspired by other people’s photography. And I’m sure that the way I edit my picture is unconsciously influenced through Instagram.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Try to get to know other Instagramers! Participating in an Instameet is the best way to make connections. I met so many cool people on Instagram and afterwards in real life!

Who are your three favourite Instagrammers? @twintheworld @daniel_ernst @kpunkka 

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Name:Laura Gabriel


Best place to eat:

Zum Bergführer, Davos Sertig

Best place to drink: 

Kaffee Klatsch

Best outdoor activity:

Hiking and skiing

Must do:

Climb a mountain! (there are a lot)

Local tip:

In winter, you can rent cross country skies for a good price. There is a long trail that starts at one end of Davos and ends at the other. This is a great way to explore Davos and it’s surroundings!