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. 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.

"Music" in and around the Museum Alpin
In summer 2022, the Museum Alpin has an interesting offer for the whole family. On a paper stage, they can experience the story of the chamber concerts and the stage at the Taiswald on their own. And those who listen very carefully, receive a prize at the museum.

Current temporary exhibition

Museum Alpin in Pontresina

Our historic rooms can be hired for weddings, reunions, or birthday parties, and also for cocktails up to 100 persons. In addition to museum admission and catering costs, a one-time usage fee of CHF 120.- applies.

Opening hours Museum Alpin
From 6 Jun 2022
Monday until Saturday
3.30 pm - 6 pm

Opening hours SAC Library
From 6 Jun 2022
Monday until Saturday
5 pm - 6 pm

Guided Tour
9 Jun to 20 Oct 2022
on thursdays at 10.00 am
Costs: CHF 13.-
Registration: until 6.00 pm the day before at T +41 81 838 83 49
More information: Guided Tours.

Admission fees
Adults: CHF 8.-
Children (6 – 16 years): CHF 2.-
Children under 6: free
50% with CulturLegi

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


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

Contact
Museum Alpin
Via Maistra 199
7504 Pontresina
T +41 81 838 83 49
museum@pontresina.ch

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