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Alpin Museum Pontresina

Via Maistra, Pontresina, Switzerland
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Various exhibitions under one roof

Some rooms are decorated to show who people lived in the Engadine in the old days, but there are... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
AuntieLuLu11
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
A little gem

I visited this gem of a museum in Pontresina after a recommendation and I'm so glad I did. Full of... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Melliemadrid
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Via Maistra, Pontresina, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Some rooms are decorated to show who people lived in the Engadine in the old days, but there are also rooms dedicated to crystals, birds (including sounds to some of them, great for kids), mountain animals and the special exhibition dedicated to the English church...More

Thank AuntieLuLu11
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I visited this gem of a museum in Pontresina after a recommendation and I'm so glad I did. Full of historical pieces and geological beauties the museum is an old Engadiner farmhouse and the rooms are full of original artefacts, household equipment and furnishings. As...More

2  Thank Melliemadrid
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Built in an restored homestead, this museum features restored rooms with historic furniture, fixtures and appliances - stoves, etc., - from the last 2 centuries. You can learn a lot about the way the locals lived in this part of Switzerland.

Thank BronxSteve
Reviewed 17 February 2016

It was great to visit this lovely old swiss house. It contains a random collection of objects which I enjoyed seeing. Rocks, retro ski clothing, taxidermy. The staff were mega friendly. I am really happy i visited.

2  Thank redredrose666
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We went there with our 2 little newborn, so with a stroller. To enter the building no way to use enter easily with stroller. The exposition is really interesting and nice, and I strongly suggest everyone to visist it! Lot of mountain minerals exposes, and...More

1  Thank Al_Swiss_1971
Reviewed 17 August 2015

You will get a glimpse at old kitchen utensils, bedware, clothing and other domestic articles. You will learn about the history of Swiss skiing and tourist culture. There is a wonderful butterfly and semi-precious gem collection. There is also a wonderful little library with tour...More

Thank davidtova
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Great little museum, but is only open weekdays between 4 and 6. Didn't have much of an english translation which I would have really loved to understand more, but the displays were certainly well organised and easy to understand. Great mountaineering section, but the rocks...More

Thank derryclimbs
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This small museum consists of an old well kept Engadiner house with original fittings, furniture and other artefacts. Kitchen, sleeping quarters, store rooms etcetera. But in some of the larger rooms, there are a few exhibitions on local topics, history of alpinism and tourism in...More

Thank FiftyNiner
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Watch out for the limited opening times. Do go if you have a chance - the room settings from the past are really interesting and the history of the valley and the railway are well set out.

Thank westcountrypro
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We dropped into this local museum one evening on the way back to the hotel from a hike up Alp Languard and found it an utterly charming museum, full of fascinating artefacts and information. A real treat!

Thank HC2009London
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