Museums And Heritage

The Local History Museum

Exhibits in the local history museum originate from the cultural history of the valley Schanfigg and the Wals people living there since the 13th century. The museum represents a summary of the farmer’s past of the valley and the tourism industry that started 120 years ago.

At the local history museum, visitors discover what living at 1,775 meters above sea level felt like in the past. The museum is housed in the oldest and –in the opinion of many locals – the most beautiful house in the Schanfigg community.

It is assumed that in the olden days the “Eggahus” was a meeting place. Today you can experience Arosa’s history at every turn here. Each room is dedicated to a different theme. Farming implements tell the story of daily life in bygone times. A room full of musical instruments suggests that the locals knew how to have fun. The sports department shows how skiing has changed in the last few years.

The mountain chapel

The mountain chapel was built in 1493. Today it serves as a small concert location and religious ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms and church services on public holidays. A place made to relax and rest. Have a break on a sunny wooden bench and enjoy the view to the Erzhorn (the Arosa blazonry) and Arosa Rothorn (highest mountain in the region 2980m above sea level).

The archeological site of Carschlingg

The archeological site of Carschlingg near Castiel, a prehistoric, late-Roman and Early Middle Ages settlement, and the Langwieser Viaduct for the Rhätische Bahn are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The hamlets of Medergen, Sapün and Strassberg are all part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

The Local History Museum

The mountain Chapel

The archeological site of Carschlingg Image Map