Museums, Galleries & Libraries
Alpine Art

Museums, galleries & libraries in
Pontresina in the Engadine

The Engadine counts over 90 museums, galleries and libraries. Among them are a few internationally renowned ones such as the Segantini Museum in St. Moritz, the Nietzsche Haus in Sils, the Muzeum Susch or Hauser & Wirth in St. Moritz.

Numerous exhibitions and events are held here, attracting artists, art lovers and critics from all over the world every year. Pontresina also offers authentic and charming museums, galleries & libraries that recall earlier pioneering achievements in alpinism or show abstract, modern art.

From conquering the Bernina massif
to modern alpinism - the pioneers of
mountaineering from Pontresina

Museum Alpin

The Museum Alpin is a multifaceted exhibition site for the mountain world: Fauna, flora, and geology of the mountains of Grisons region are presented here as well as Alpine culture. The exhibitions about summer and winter tourism are something of a highlight, providing an insight into the pioneering days of mountaineering, from the conquest of the Bernina Range to modern alpinism.

Also well worth a visit is the exhibition on the development of SAC huts and the multimedia presentations on ”Mountain experience“, ”Alpine flowers“, ”Butterflies“ and the special show "Guido Baselgia - In the Eye of Light". NEW: the permanent exhibition ‘Cameramuseum-Pontresina collecziun Flury-Lochau’.

The Museum Alpin, founded in 1971 by the Association of Mountain Guides Pontresina, is located in Pontresina on Chesa Delnon in a stately Engadine building dating from 1716. Today, members of the association "Pro Museum Alpin Pontresina" contribute to the museum’s operation. You can help, too: as an active member for CHF 50.- or as a patron member for CHF 100.- per year.

Museum Alpin in Pontresina

Our historic rooms can be hired for weddings, reunions, or birthday parties, and also for cocktails up to 100 persons. We will be happy to provide you with a non-binding offer (also including catering).

Opening hours Museum Alpin
10th June until 26th October 2024
Monday until Friday
3.30 pm - 6 pm

Opening hours SAC Library
Monday until Friday
5 pm - 6 pm

Guided Tour
Thursday at 10 a.m., reservation required.
Cost: CHF 15 incl. admission (from 4 people)
Registration: until Wednesday 10.00 am at T +41 81 838 83 49
More information: Guided Tours.

Admission fees
Adults: CHF 9.-
Children (6 – 16 years): CHF 3.-
Children under 6: free
Familycard: 22.- CHF
50% with CulturLegi

Free admission
Swiss Museum Pass
Raiffeisen Member Plus Card
Swiss Travel Pass incl. Museum Pass

Groups: 1 free admission per 10 people
Guided tours: CHF 80.- to CHF 110.-, max. 25 people (plus admission fee)
Special openings: CHF 40.- per hour
Civil weddings: CHF 100.-

Museum Alpin
Via Maistra 199
7504 Pontresina
T +41 81 838 83 49


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