Local History

St. John Monastery, 8th century, Müstair. Photo: TES.

The Cultural Heritage of Graubünden

The Canton of Graubünden (Grisons) is well known for the beauty of the landscape and the rich cultural heritage.

The cultural heritage is visible everywhere, on the mountain- and hillsides and in the villages and towns.

The Raetian museum in Chur (Rhätisches Museum Chur)  published an overview of almost 2 000 paintings, drawings and other depictions by mainly Swiss, German and British artists from the period 1525-1880.

The document also shows the changes or disappearance of monuments. The overview is a portrait through four centuries of culture in Graubünden. (B. Weber, Graubünden in alten Ansichten, Chur 2002).