The most beautiful overnight stay high above the Engadin, the most breathtaking view over the valley and the highest possible enjoyment of art. On Muottas Muragl you can expect real superlatives in terms of culture. Be it in culinary creations, hiking on the Philosophers' Trail or strolling along the Senda d'Inspiraziun Art Trail.
From autumn 2022 to the end of summer 2023, the unique glass sculptures by Douglas Mandry, which the Swiss artist created as part of the «Gravity Flow» project, were exhibited on the Muottas Muragl art mountain. The project commences the phenomenon of glacial thawing in Switzerland. Various 3D scans of ice blocks, glacial slabs and ice structures of the Rhone Glacier were cast in glass and formed into physical sculptures by hand. The result is a formation of large «ice rocks» made of glass, intending to show both fragility and the permanent altering state of glaciers. Using glass as a medium aids to address the theme of the change in materiality - as glass is initially liquid and ultimately remains in a solid state.
«These mountains. These lakes. This light.», the famous philosopher Friederich Nietzsche once said about the Engadin. And this light is particularly beautiful to see up here on Muottas Muragl in all its shades: whether as a soft light early in the morning, as a glistening sun in the middle of the day or in the interplay with shadows and clouds in the sky. The spectacle of the sun here at 2456 metres is always an amazement.
Discover the unique sculptures by five Swiss artists on an extended walk along the «Senda d'Inspiraziun» Art Trail just above the Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl.
Artist: Timo Lindner, 2007
«Il Guot» is a unique work of art created by Timo Lindner to mark the 100th anniversary of the Muottas Muragl funicular railway. The drop is made of natural stone, mortar and a white marble coating. This sculpture symbolises water in all its various forms, from rain to ice to snow. It is typical of Lindner‘s work, to be simplified and presented in an archaic manner, in order to depict everyday things in a unique and surprising way.
Artist: Curdin Niggli, 2007
The «Cruscheda» iron sculpture was a gift from the municipality of Samedan to Engadin St. Moritz Mountains to mark the 100th anniversary of the Muottas Muragl funicular railway. With just one railway track, it was made possible for the two carriages to pass each other. Thanks to the determination to make the impossible possible as well as the extraordinary pioneering spirit, Grison’s first tourist scenic railway went into operation on the 9th of August 1907. During construction a length of 2201 metres and a gradient of 56 percent were mastered in order to reach an altitude of 2456 metres.
Artist: Fred Bangerter, 2011
Up here, the power of the sun plays a central role. Muottas Muragl is one of the sunniest locations in Switzerland and with the «Sine Sole Sileo» - in English: «without sun I am silent» - the most accurate sundial in the world has been standing on this very mountain since 2011. See for yourself the extreme accuracy of the sundial, which shows the precise time within 10 seconds.
Artist: Fabian Forrer, 2013
The «Ils Trais Piz» mountain peeker, made from corten steel, was inspired by Fabian Forrer, a member of the technical staff at Engadin St. Moritz Mountains AG. With so many impressive mountain peaks, it is difficult to remember all the names. With the help of the mountain peeker, we promise that from now on you will always be able to recall the world-famous, ice and snowcovered Bianco ridge of the Piz Bernina (4049 m.a.s.l.), the Piz Julier (3380 m.a.s.l.) and the Piz Ot (3246 m.a.s.l.). See for yourself and catch a glimpse of the three imposing mountain peaks.
Artist: Ramon Zangger, 2013
With this unique panorama over the Upper Engadin lake plateau, it is easy to oversee other spectacular lookout points. Take a seat in the «Bernina Glaciers» sculpture, which is crafted out of Engadin Swiss stone pine, and treat yourself to a short break. Allow your gaze to wander across one of the most spectacular mountain views of the Alps: the Bernina Range. In addition to the Piz Bernina, which reaches a height of an incredible 4049 metres above sea level, you will discover other imposing mountain peaks.