If you need a breather from the mountain, then you should visit an exhibition or a museum, and not just during bad weather. Our region has a lot to offer for culture lovers and those with a thirst for knowledge.
The Yellow House is, in fact, white. This is not the only surprise, however. Shortly before his death in 1995, the architect Rudolf Olgiati bequeathed part of his collection of cultural treasures to the town of Flims on the condition that the "Yellow House", situated in the centre of the town, be renovated according to his wishes, namely that it be "painted white from top to bottom". In 1997, his son Valerio Olgiati received the architectural contract to redesign the house from the town of Flims.
Since then, the interior of the house no longer resembles its original role as a greengrocer's shop and place of residence. On the exterior, the completely chipped plaster immediately catches the eye. Inside, a real structural work of art is created through the unconventional arrangement of beams and pillars. It's well worth a visit, as the building which has won several architectural awards also houses various different types of exhibitions.
The Laax Museum has a great deal to discover about the history and customs of Laax. Let yourself be treated in our museum café, breathe Laax air, Laax history and look forward to exciting temporary exhibitions that will always surprise you anew. Current exhibition: «Winter Impressions».
Adults CHF 5.- / with guest card CHF 4.- / children up to 12 years free
At the fort museum Sperre Trin, you will enter the Second World War and learn about the defense strategy of the Swiss army. The barrier is now considered a "barrier of national importance". Guided tours last approximately 3.5 hours. The exact dates as well as the registration are available via the guestinfo at [email protected] or +41 81 920 92 00.
CULARTA forms an innovative combination of atelier house and exhibition space and is a meeting place for artists and art lovers. Art is created, exhibited and communicated in one place. It is available to artists for work on their own objects, for public workshops and exhibitions.
A visit to Casa Carniec is a like a trip back in time to the 16th century, where you can experience the everyday life of the people of Surselva at that time. Real treasures are waiting for you here.
You will find three museums in one place at the Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort & Spa. The hotel museum is the largest in Switzerland. Here, you can travel back to the "Belle Époque", and perhaps even secure a seat at the table at a museum dinner. The crystal collection contains dazzling treasures from the region, from throughout Switzerland and from abroad. The rooms which were designed by Rudolf Olgiati house part of his collection of cultural treasures from Graubünden. The museums are open daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur houses art from the 19th century to the present day. The important collection of around 7,000 objects includes works from Angelika Kauffmann, Giovanni Segantini, Alberto Giacometti, Ferdinand Hodler and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, as well as from contemporary Graubünden artists such as Matias Spescha, Not Vital and Zilla Leutenegger.
The Rätisches Museum is located at Haus Buol in the old town of Chur. The baroque patrician house was built in 1675 by Freiherr Paul von Buol zu Strassberg und Rietberg (1634–1697), a member of the ruling class of the Three Leagues. The interior of the building features a large flight of stairs. This serves to connect the cellar vault, the ground floor with the driveway, two grand floors and the servants' area and attic area.
The Bündner Naturmuseum offers an exciting glimpse of the flora, fauna and geological history of the canton of Graubünden through a comprehensive exhibition spread over four floors. Modern special exhibitions provide detailed information about current nature-related issues. This is an experience not to be missed.
In a former mill in Ilanz, an extraordinary architectural space was created out of stamped clay – the Cinema Sil Plaz. Ramun Capaul and Gordian Blumenthal created a true cultural treasure for the entire region here. The building also contains the Café sil Plaz, developed by Rudolf Olgiati.