Permanent exhibition

You can't display the whole story in a museum, so we have a touch table with lots of information and intuitive functions so that visitors can get an overview of the history of the Lower Engadine. The historian Dr. Paul Grimm contributed the historical information. The project implementation is in full swing.

left to right: Armon Parolini (Project Manager), Padruot Fried, Reto Strimer, Duri Roner.
left to right: Armon Parolini (Project Manager), Padruot Fried, Reto Strimer, Duri Roner.

The Engadin is an open valley, open to the west, to the east, and over alpine passes also in a north-south direction. This predestined this region as a transit region. For example, an important traffic and transport connection used to lead from Milan through the Engadine to Innsbruck and this brought the Engadine considerable wealth, so that even farmers and traders could afford real stone palaces here.


However, the Lower Engadine was until the end of the 19th century. H. until the emergence of spa and bathing tourism and later winter and summer sports tourism, especially an agricultural landscape. The mechanization of agriculture after World War II brought about a profound change. Traditional tools, devices and equipment have been replaced by machines. Traditional cultural assets, including the typical Engadin building and living culture, were at risk. In order to preserve valuable evidence of past times for posterity, the museum's founders have designed an impressive permanent exhibition in the “Chà gronda” under the leadership of the great cultural sponsor Men Rauch. Put yourself back in time and admire the wonderful ambience of the individual parlors and rooms.


Impressive rooms, such as an entrance hall decorated with valuable objects and a cross vault, a vaulted kitchen with a fireplace and bread oven, the pantry with prehistoric found objects, rooms from different epochs. including the oldest still preserved Engadin room, dating from around 1550, as well as a valuable library form the living area of the building.

The agricultural part with Sulèr, barn, forecourt, cattle shed and cellar was left as authentic as it was needed. In the barn there is also a historical mill from Ftan including the miller's room with the typical white Engadine oven as an exhibition object.