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Bear exhibition S-charl


7550 S-charl

Here visitors can take a look at historical scenes, discover how bears live, their biology and the likelihood of their return to the region. The exhibition is ideal for children.

Museum Schmelzra S-charl

The last bear in Switzerland, shot by Jon Sarott Bischoff and Padruot Fried in 1904, is on show in the history section of the exhibition. A bear trap, to original scale, shows the horrible way in which bears were persecuted.

In another section of the exhibition visitors are shown the type of habitat a bear demands, and the distribution of bear populations in Europe today. The latest information concerning developments in Switzerland and neighbouring lands is periodically updated.

Accompanying texts are available in French, Italian and English.

The Schmelzra museum also serves as a decentralized National Park information centre, with a digital visitor information point, a video facility, and shop.

Guided tours

Guided tours of the exhibition, and guided visits to the Mot Madlain mining galleries are available. For information, contact: Scuol Tourismus,

tel. +41 (0)81 861 88 00

Information and reservation

Museum S-charl, tel. +41 (0) 81 864 86 77

Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair Tourism tel. +41 (0) 81 861 88 00

www.engadin.com, email: info@engadin.com

Intended for

  • 6-10
  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+
  • Family
  • Group


Content: simple

Interactivity: active/passive

Inside/outside: inside/outside


  • Animals
  • Mining
Adults CHF 5.-

Children CHF 3.-

Groups of 10 people or more CHF 4.- per person
The PostBus from Scuol stops outside the museum. www.sbb.ch, car parking is available in S-charl.
Jun.-Okt.: Di-Fr 14-17; So 14-17
Languages: German, Italian, French
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? Yes