Museum Alpin

Via Maistra, 7504 Pontresina +41 81 838 83

The Alpine Museum is located in an old Engadin house, the Chesa Delnon. The façade bears the date of 1716, but the foundation walls and parts of the interior are even older. The Alpine Museum is a remarkably well-preserved 17th century farmhouse complex, to which extensions and panelling were subsequently added. On show are both permanent fixtures and exhibitions.

Old Engadin house with a hallway, living room, kitchen, larder and bedroom; library of the Bernina section of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC); summer and winter alpinism from pioneering times, to the conquest of the Bernina Massif, to the present day; bird collection and bird songs by Gian Saratz, featuring 133 species of Upper Engadin birdlife; SAC alpine huts and furnishings from an old SAC hut; minerals from the Upper Engadin, Bregaglia and Puschlav regions and other parts of the world by Dr. Ernst Sury; Bronze Age copper smelting from Madulain/Val d'Escha; items from medieval mining activities in the Val Minor, including silver and lead ores, tools. The hunt, the game and the environment with prepared animals.

Mulimedia show "Alpine flora", Mountain experience", "butterflies" and " nineteenth-century british visitors and their church in Pontresina".

Special Exhibition from June 2022

HEIGHT MUSIC Orchestra of the hotels and spa associations in the Engadine

Admission fees
Adults: CHF 8.-
Children (6 – 16 years): CHF 2.00
Children under 6: free

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

Museum opening with introduction
3 November - 15 December 2022
every Monday and Thursday at 10 am
Registration: or online, min. 4 participants

Guided tours
22 December 2022 - 13 April 2023
every Thursday at 10am
Registration: +41 81 838 83 49 until 18.00 or online the day before, min. 4 participants

Cost: CHF 13.00 adults / CHF. 6.00 children incl. guided tour and museum entrance fee

Groups: 1 free entry per 10 persons
Guided tours: CHF 80.- to CHF 110.-, max. 25 persons

Family discovery tour through Pontresina's world of sound
July to October
Discover the history of the Pontresina Chamber Concerts, the sounds of Pontresina and the Taiswald Concert Stage on an exciting hunt for clues for the whole family. And those who listen carefully will receive a small prize at the end in the museum!
Cost: CHF 5.00 per family
Registration: +41 81 838 83 49 or online until 17.00 the day before.