What used to be a manor is now a museum. Paul von Buol zu Strassburg Rietberg once lived here, and since 1872 the house has housed a museum for science and art. The aim of the foundation was to prevent cultural assets from disappearing from the region.
Today the permanent exhibition contains archaeological, cultural-historical and folkloristic exhibits from all over the canton of Graubünden. It begins with archaeological finds from the Stone Age, Iron Age and Early Middle Ages under the title "Finds and Findings". "Power and Politics" is then devoted to the history of Bündens, "work and bread" of the economy in the region. The last part of the exhibition "Faith and Knowledge" deals with the religion of the people of Graubünden, their medical knowledge and their education.
On the ground floor there are regular temporary exhibitions.
- The day pass at Rätisches Museum Chur is CHF6 making it one of the 5 cheapest tourist Attractions in Switzerland.
How to get there
Chur is on the A13. Take the Chur Nord exit and drive in the direction of Zentrum/Arosa. On Masanserstraße go straight ahead through two roundabouts, at the third take the second exit onto Reichsgasse. Follow the road until you reach the museum.
By public transport:
There are also direct hourly train connections from Zurich and St. Gallen. From Chur city station it is only a two minute walk to the museum.