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Obermutten local museum

Ortsmuseum Obermutten
Holzkirche Obermutten

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Obermutten im Winter

The Obermutten local museum focuses on various aspects of rural life in the Walser mountain village of Mutten. The wooden building from the 17th century, which is still used as a home, contains historical furnishings that are thematically complemented by selected artefacts from the museum collection.


There are currently two exhibitions on the topics of "Because the little lamp still glows" and "The fire and reconstruction of Obermutten".

Weil noch das Lämpchen glüht
Exhibition on the history of lighting with around 200 exhibits. In the old Walser house dating back to 1695, you can see 2000-year-old Roman oil lamps, a variety of tallow candles, various petrol, carbide and gas lamps. You will learn more about making fire, the cobbler's ball, the history of matchwood, the development of stereoscopy and the odyssey of the Muttner Bible. On 25 colour plates, you can read about the history of lighting in words and pictures in an easily understandable way.

The fire and reconstruction of Obermutten
17 wooden houses and stables fell victim to the village fire in 1946. The exhibition with over 25 professionally and informatively designed exhibition panels provides information about the fire and reconstruction with the help of donations.

Village & church tours
In summer, the Obermutten Walser Association offers village tours through Mutten, Stafel, Obermutten and to and in the wooden church of Obermutten on request.


Admission with guided tour CHF 6.00 per adult.

Opening hours

Only open on request(+41 79 256 13 66).


Public Transport

Obermutten can be reached by PostBus from Thusis. Booking required. Further information and timetable details at


Take exit 22-Thusis-Süd on the A13 towards Thusis-Süd/St. Moritz/Tiefencastel/Davos/Sils i.D. Turn left towards Albula as far as the Solas/Solis junction. From the junction at Schynstrasse by the Soliserbrücke bridge, you can reach Mutten comfortably and safely on the newly constructed access road. From Mutten, via Stafel to Obermutten, the route continues along the old, romantic dirt road.

Plan your journey with the Google route planner.


Car parking is available at the entrance to the village of Obermutten.


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