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Friedrich Nietzsche, Hermann Hesse, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Ferdinand Hodler, Richard Wagner, only to name a few, had all come "to the Engadine as travellers and remained as adorers. They sought relaxation and recovery, diversion, artistic inspiration, sportive and alpine challenges, which they all found."

Berry Museum

The Berry Museum, housed in the century-old Villa Arona in the heart of St. Moritz, is dedicated to the doctor and painter Peter Robert Berry (1864-1942). Drawing on a comprehensive family collection, which assembles the majority of the artist's oil paintings, pastels and drawings created over more than forty years, the Berry Museum for the first time offers deeper insight into the artistic vision of Peter Robert Berry.

Inspired and influenced by the internationally celebrated and locally important artists Giovanni Segantini and Giovanni Giacometti, Berry studied art in Paris and Munich. After returning to his birthplace, Berry captured the natural beauty of the mountain surroundings in vibrant colours. St. Moritz and the Upper Engadine are the decisive settings for his work. Life, art and landscape coalesce here to a singular snapshot of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Berry Museum
Via Arona 32
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 833 30 18
Fax +41 (0)81 833 30 19
info@berrymuseum.com
www.berrymuseum.com


Opening Hours
daily 10.00 hrs - 13.00 hrs   16.00 hrs - 19.00 hrs
Tuesday closed


admission discount for groups of 10 or more free
admission for children 12 and under

Engadine Museum

For many years Richard Campell, the founder of the Engadine Museum, had been collecting Grisons and especially Engadine furniture and artifacts. Over time he had accumulated a seizable collection so that he found himself looking for fitting rooms to put them in. He was indeed able to obtain a few old-fashioned rooms, which gave him the idea of having a whole house built in the old Engadine style and have it opened to the public as a museum.

With the vivid support of his master-
builders Nicola Hartman & Cie., Campell managed to group several wood-panelled rooms and fitting corridors in such a way that the groud-plan, as well as the outside appearance of the whole house, came to resemble that of a typical house of the Grisons.

However, at first it looked as if no location could be found, since, in order to accomodate as many visitors as were expected to attend the museum to be, the house would have to be built along one of the main traffic routes. The project would have been discarded, had it not been for the encouragement of Dr. H. Lehmann, then director of the Swiss National Museum, who had been privy to the project since its inception and who had always lent his support in the form of many a good advice.
Finally, in summer 1905, construction work could be started and by the beginning of July 1906, already, the museum was inaugurated.


Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 09.30 hrs - 12.00 hrs   14.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs
Saturday  closed
Sunday  10.00 hrs - 12.00 hrs


Engadiner Museum
Via dal Bagn 39
7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 833 43 33
Fax +41 (0)81 833 50 07

Segantini Museum

The museum was built in 1908 and is dedicated to the painter Giovanni Segantini who spent the last five years of his life in the Engadine. Born in 1858 in Arco (province of Trentino, Italy) located on the northern shore of the lake Garda, Giovanni Segantini attended the Milanese art academy Brera and afterwards lived in Brianza. In 1886 he moved to Switzerland.

At first he and his family settled in Savognin. After 1894 he lived in Maloja and Soglio. Giovanni Segantini died unexpectedly of peritonitis on the Schafberg above Pontresina in 1899. At the time he was working on the completion of the middle image ("Nature") of his famous Alpine Triptych.

The pictures on display in the museum bear witness to the development which the artist's style underwent in the course of his career. In his early works, for example, the influence of traditional Lombardian painting is apparent. Moving to the limpid air of the Alps inspired Giovanni Segantini to produce paintings of remarkable luminosity. The most important of his later works is the large-scale Alpine Triptych "Life - Nature - Death" which is displayed under the cupola of the museum.


Segantini Museum
Via Somplaz 30
7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 833 44 54
Fax +41 (0)81 832 24 54
www.segantini-museum.ch


For detailed information on current opening hours, please check the web site of the Segantini Museum.

Hotel Soldanella Via Somplaz 17 CH-7500 St. Moritz Tel. +41(0)81-830 85 00 Tel. +41(0)81-830 85 05 info@hotel-soldanella.ch