The art of sgraffito

The art of sgraffito

Josin Neuhäusler is not only a dyed-in-the-wool Engadine native, but also an inspired sgrafitto artist. On his tours of the village, he shows guests the many outstanding examples of sgraffito on the houses there, explains how this typically...more

The art of stoking

The art of stoking

Make your boyhood dreams come true as an apprentice fireman on the...more

Slate factory

Slate factory

A unique piece of Glarus industrial history. In this factory, founded in...more

The art of sgraffito

Josin Neuhäusler is not only a dyed-in-the-wool Engadine native, but also an inspired sgrafitto artist. On his tours of the village, he shows guests the many outstanding examples of sgraffito on the houses there, explains how this typically Engadine style of house-painting is done and what it means to the region. Last, but not least, amateur artists are given a crash course in the art of sgraffito and can take their own attempts home with them as a souvenir.

Josin Neuhäusler is not only a dyed-in-the-wool Engadine native, but also an inspired sgrafitto artist.

Crown Glass – Colorful Show-Glassworks

Visitors get to experience at first hand how glowing hot, still liquid glass achieves its shape and is transformed into a work of art. And they even have the opportunity to try their hand at this craft! Well suited for individual visitors, groups and school classes.

The art of stoking

Make your boyhood dreams come true as an apprentice fireman on the legendary Brienz–Rothorn mountain railway! Besides learning all about the line and the vintage 1892 locomotives, you can take a look inside the steam engine, be present when the brakes are tested and help stoke the furnace on the way up to the top. Plus you return home with a personalized fireman’s certificate.

Slate factory

A unique piece of Glarus industrial history. In this factory, founded in 1898, they mainly used to make school writing slates, involving over 30 different processes, and later score boards for card games and other souvenirs. Here, in the only working slate factory in Switzerland, the slate dust, sawdust and smell of lime are combined with the latest educational approach to museums (group guided tours only, by arrangement).