Engadine’s natural, unspoilt beauty has a lot to do with a heritage of consciously caring for every element that makes it special. It seems that inspiration has been drawn from the landscape to shape everything from the architecture to every last detail in furniture and art works. A great way of experiencing this is a visit to the Engadine Museum that has just re-opened its doors after 18 months of refurbishment.
The museum itself was built in 1906 to emulate a 300 year old Engadine house. It was commissioned by a brewer from Suschs, Riet Campell, who wanted to house his extensive collection of furniture, appliances, weapons, books and textiles that depicted typical Alpine living.
His project coincided with the then popular notion of conserving heritage pieces for future generations. Just goes to show how visionary he was! The museum is a step back in time that covers the period from the 13th to the 19th century and shines a light on St Moritz’s cultural history – very much worth a visit!