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Ortsmuseum Obermutten

Ortsmuseum Obermutten
Holzkirche Obermutten

The local museum Obermutten focuses on various aspects of rural life in the Walser mountain village of Mutten. In the wooden building from the 17th century, which is still used as a residential building, there is a historic residential furnishings, which are thematically supplemented with selected objects from the museum collection.


Currently, two exhibitions have been set up on the topics "Because the lamp still glows" and "The fire and reconstruction of Obermutten".

Because the lamp is still glowing Exhibition
about the history of lighting with around 200 exhibits. In the old Walser house from 1695 you will see 2000-year-old Roman oil lamps, a variety of tallow lights, various petrol, carbide and gas lamps. You will learn more about making fire, the cobbler's ball, the history of matches, the origin of stereoscopy and the odyssey of the Muttner Bible. On 25 colour plates you can read the history of lighting in words and pictures in an easily comprehensible and understandable way.

The fire and

reconstruction of Obermutten The
village fire of 1946 destroyed 17 wooden houses and stables. The exhibition with over 25 professionally and informatively designed exhibition boards informs about the fire and reconstruction with the help of donations.

Village & churchtours The Walserverein Obermutten offers village tours
through Mutten, Stafel, Obermutten and to and into the Holzkirche Obermutten in summer.


Guided admission CHF 6.00 per adult.

Opening hours

Open only on request (+41 79 256 13 66).


Public Transport

Obermutten can be reached by PostBus from Thusis. Reservation required. Further information and timetable information can be found at


On the A13, take exit 22-Thusis-Süd towards Thusis-Süd/St. Moritz/Tiefencastel/Davos/Sils i.D. Turn left towards Albula until the Solas/Solis junction. From the junction at Schynstrasse at the Soliserbrücke you can reach Mutten comfortably and safely on the newly created access road. From Mutten, via Stafel to Obermutten, the path continues on the old, romantic dirt road.

Plan your journey with the Google route planner.


There are parking spaces available at the entrance to the village of Obermutten.


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