Chesa Planta, Samedan

Chesa Planta, Samedan

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The house of domestic culture

At the Chesa Planta in Samedan, visitors are given an insight into domestic culture in the Engadin during the 18th and 19th centuries, and can also delve into the region’s rich cultural legacy at the Upper Engadin cultural archives.

Already from the outside, the Chesa Planta in Samedan is an impressive sight. It was built by the von Salis family in 1595 as a stately patrician house and enlarged to become a twin house in 1760. The building is one of the most impressive examples of the region’s aristocratic residences. But the feudal rooms, wide corridors and staircase adorned with historical weapons, too, have their stories to tell – for the Chesa Planta documents domestic culture in the Upper Engadin with elegant furniture, accessories and tableware spanning two centuries.

Besides the museum, the Chesa Planta houses the most important Rhaeto-Romanic library in existence, as well as the Upper Engadin cultural archives, whose photographs, books, plans and paintings reflect the rich cultural history of this high-lying valley in an impressive way.


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