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Bear exhibition S-charl

Museum / Exhibition
June, July, August, September, October

Price information

Adults CHF 8.–, children CHF 5.–, family CHF 20.–
Groups of 10 people or more CHF 6.– per person
With Museum pass free


June, July, August, September, October


Schweizerischer Nationalpark – Verwaltung
Schloss Planta Wildenberg
7530 Zernez
Tel. +41818514111


Schweizerischer Nationalpark - Besucherzentrum
Urtatsch 2
7530 Zernez
Tel. +41 (0) 81 851 41 41

Schweizerischer Nationalpark - 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.

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.


How to get there
The PostBus from Scuol stops outside the museum.
Car parking is available in S-charl.
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, email:

  • Educational opportunity
  • child-friendly


June, July, August, September, October


From June 16th to October 20st the exhibition is open from 2 to 5pm, except on Saturdays and Mondays.

Arrival by public transport

Scuol, Schmelzra Timetable SBB


A comprehensive Mining Exhibition is situated in the cellar and on the ground floor.
Close by the Schmelzra Museum, visitors will find the Bear trail Senda da l’uors.
Close by the museum an open-air exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to put their knowledge of bears to the test, and learn more.

  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet

Price information

Adults CHF 8.–, children CHF 5.–, family CHF 20.–
Groups of 10 people or more CHF 6.– per person
With Museum pass free

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • First cycle (Kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade)
  • Second cycle (3rd - 6th grade, primary level)
  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes
  • Association/Companies

Routes in the vicinity

Schweizerischer Nationalpark

18 Fuorcla Val dal Botsch


The walk over Fuorcla Val dal Botsch leads from the Pass dal Fuorn region to Val Mingèr, via a 2676 m high pass. It is normally passable from end of June to end of September.

Hiking trail
Time required: 6 hours 45 minutesLength: 17.50km
Schweizerischer Nationalpark

19 Val Mingèr


The last bear in Switzerland was shot in Val Mingèr in 1904. Unfortunately the Swiss National Park was only founded 10 years later and could not, therefore, offer any refuge for this creature.

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 hours 15 minutesLength: 5.50km
Schweizerischer Nationalpark

20 Mot Tavrü


Val Tavrü is of historic importance to the National Park. From 1911 to 1936, when the whole valley was part of the Park, it formed the boundary to our vast nature reserve.

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 hours 15 minutesLength: 6.00km