Travelling back in time

Not just Kirchner

safety notice covid-19
Museums may reopen again from 11 May 2020 under strict hygiene conditions and with distance rules. The Kirchner Museum Davos opens again on 19 May. Further information about the current situation in Davos Klosters you will find here: davos.ch/coronavirus.

Kirchner museum Davos

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner lived in Davos from 1918 until his death. His comprehensive work was pioneering for German Expressionism. The Kirchner Museum Davos opened in 1992 and boasts the largest collection of his works in the world. The museum building was designed by Zurich architects Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer and, with its plain and logical form, is highly esteemed in international architectural circles.

The museum is open all year round from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays

Kirchner app

The Kirchner app is available free of charge for iOS and Android. While hiking in the Davos area you will get interesting information on the life and oeuvre of the artist, on buildings he lived in and on people he met. Just bring your mobile device and your headset and enjoy the Kirchner app.

Barrier-free access

The Kirchner Museum Davos is a label holder of Kultur Inklusiv from Pro Infirmis and has a multimedia guide with braille characters that conveys the canon of the collection audibly and visually.  The touch screen with the entire collection of Kirchner's sketchbooks is accessible and guarantees easy operation. The museum is wheelchair accessible in all areas. 

Kirchner Museum Davos
Promenade 82
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 410 63 00

Further museums in Davos Klosters

Whether sport, local history or mining - Davos Klosters offers besides the world-famous Kirchner Museum a wide variety of museums.

Winter sports museum

The former postal building - today the county hall for Davos - is perfectly suited for exhibiting the rich collection of valuable winter sports equipment and documents from the foundation of the family of Jürg Kaufmann, Davosdue to its central location. In the winter sports museum, visitors to Davos can view impressive exhibits (sledges, bob sleighs, skis, skates, curling equipment, etc) from the beginning of winter sports right through to the present day.

Opening hours 19 December 2019 - 9 April 2020
Tuesday and Thursday 16:30 to 18:30h

Wintersport-Museum Davos
Promenade 43
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 413 24 84

Museum of local history, Davos

The museum of local history in Davos endeavours to convey a living image of history, early everyday life, traditions and crafts from Davos . The rich collection of objects and documents is presented in the large Jenatschhaus. As an old patrician house and historic building, it also tells many stories itself. Special exhibitions also take place within the museum of local history on a temporary basis.

Heimatmuseum Davos
Museumstrasse 1
7260 Davos Dorf
Tel. +41 81 416 26 66

Museum of medicine

The foundation for the documentation of medical scientific development in Davos has set itself the objective of collecting and recording devices, x-ray images and files that document the activities of the physicians and researchers in Davos. The collection at the museum of medicine in Davos is an expansion and addition to the documentation library. It is accessible to all persons interested in historical, social, scientific and medicinal information for study purposes.

Medizin Museum
Promenade 43
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 79 682 17 04

Open cast mining museum

The open cast mining museum is inside the historic administrative building of the former open cast mining community of Schmelzboden-Hoffnungsbau, close to the railways station Davos Monstein. The building originates from the turn of the 19th century. The museum contains exhibits such as open cast mining equipment, models, documents, plans and photos as well as ores from various former open pits right across the canton. The exhibition is supplemented by an audio-visual presentation, which provides an impression of the early industry in Grisons. Unique is the addition of the calcite and rock quartz exhibits, which were added in 2001 and 2002.

The Mining Museumis located 5 minutesaway from the train stationMonstein (downhill).

Alpinum Schatzalp
Verein Freunde Alpinum Schatzalp
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 415 51 51

Alpinum Schatzalp

Botanical gardens with 10,000 plants, including around 2,000 different species from various mountain ranges around the world (Switzerland, Pyrenees, New Zealand, Nepal, etc). Alfred Vogel's medicinal plant garden: collection of plants for modern naturopathy. Between June and September, a written description is drawn up for each of the flowering plants.

Wiesen village museum

Museum of local history with Wiesen farmhouse parlour, bedroom, kitchen and weaver's room from the 19th century, exhibition of old postcards, temporary exhibitions. Special guided tours from 10 persons on enquiry.

Opening hours
June to October, every Wednesday from 15:00 to 17:30 hrs, closed in winter.

Dorfmuseum Wiesen
Obergasse 47
7494 Davos Wiesen
Tel. +41 81 404 20 35

Old tubular corn mill

On the Klosterser Mülliweg stands a small water-powered tubular grain mill. It was an important element of the cultural landscape right into the 19th century. When turbines, steam engines and gas motors took the place of such mills, the remaining ones were dismantled or left to decay. This development was also true in Klosters. Only the tubular mill below has been kept alive to this day. It has been registered as a listed building since 1960. Every year various milling days are held, which are published on the events calendar. Viewings are possible any time on request.

Kornmühle im Rohr
7250 Klosters
Tel. +41 79 440 69 48

Nutli Hüschi folk museum

Traditional and regional objects and devices from the 17th to the 19th century are presented in the Prättigau house Nutli Hüschi in Klosters - constructed in 1565 - and in the barn from the 18th century.

  • Guided tours possible at any time on request
  • Civil weddings in the museum's private room - enquire with the Prättigau registry office: Tel. +41 (0)81 330 44 88

Museum Nutli-Hüschi
Monbielerstrasse / Talstrasse
7250 Klosters
Tel. +41 79 440 69 48

Museum of radio

Private collection of nostalgic gramophones, radios and televisions with all associated accessories.

  • Viewings are possible on request.
  • Entry fee: Voluntary contribution for museum maintenance.

Ernesto's Grammophon- und Rundfunk Museum
Pagrüegerweg 34
7249 Klosters Serneus
Tel. +41 79 611 32 12

Motorcycle Oldtimer museum

Private collection of nostalgic motorcycles and vehicles.
- Visits on request

Motorrad Oldtimer Museum
Landstrasse 157
7250 Klosters-Serneus
Tel. +41 81 422 59 56

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