Museums and exhibitions
Fond of the past?
Learn more about the Waldhaus’s past and present on our regular ‘backstage’ tours. That includes the little Waldhaus museum in our former bakery, full of whimsical touches by Swiss artist Giuseppe Reichmuth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
A visit to the philosopher.
Collection, library, publications and exhibitions at the house in which Friedrich Nietzsche spent seven summers (1881 and 1883–1888). Link
SILS MUSEUM - foundation of culture Andrea Robbi
Forgotten, then rediscovered.
Sils Maria is tied to the biography and works of Sils painter Andrea Robbi (1864–1945). The painter was rediscovered only in the 1980s. A one-room museum in Sils Maria is dedicated to his remarkable drawings and paintings. Link
Literature in five languages.
The Biblioteca Engiadinaisa in Sils Baselgia has more than 18,000 volumes in five languages, including novels and children’s literature, writings about the Engadine and Graubünden, magazines, newspapers – in short, a treasure trove for bookworms. Link
Engadiner Museum/St. Moritz
Regional culture reflected in its times.
Museum for alpine domestic life and culture from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Link
Segantini Museum/St. Moritz
For fans of alpine paintings
Giovanni Segantini (1858–1899) was an important realist symbolist artist and is appreciated as a key renewer of alpine painting at the end of the 19th century.
The Segantini Museum will be closed until mid-December 2019 because of renovation work. An exhibition of Segantini works will be on display at the «Forum Paracelsus» in St. Moritz-Bad.
Museum Alpin/ Pontresina
Alpine culture of the region.
The fauna, flora and geology of Graubünden’s mountains along with alpine culture are presented here. Link
Ciäsa Granda/Stampa (only open in summer) Val Bregaglia’s regional museum
Exhibits document the region’s pre-history and early history, minerals and wildlife, the daily life of yore and dairy, cheese-making and kitchen utensils as well as other historic artifacts from Val Bregaglia explained in their historic context. One room is devoted to the Giacometti family of artists and its most famous member, Alberto Giacometti. Link
Castelmur manor house/Stampa-Coltura (only open in summer)
Local architecture & cultural history
A fascinating and peculiar blend of architectural styles, the Redolfi family’s manor house, built in 1723, was expanded to a Moorish-Gothic “castle” after 1850. It holds a permanent exhibition on the emigration of Graubünden pastry chefs and the historic archives of the valley. Link
Cultural archive in Samedan
Oral and written local cultural history
The Oberengadin Cultural Archive shows temporary exhibitions throughout the year, based on its impressive holdings of historical written documents from the region. Link
Albula Railway Museum/Bergün
For railroad fans
Multimedia exhibits and many period artifacts bring to life the Rhaetian Railway’s past and present. Link