The Schmelzra Museum was opened in summer 1997, in the renovated former administrative building of the S-charl lead and silver mines.
A comprehensive Mining Exhibition is situated in the cellar and on the ground floor. The upper floor, beneath the roof, has been let to the Swiss National Park. Here, in this very authentic site, you will find our fascinating Bear Exhibition.
The last indigenous bear in Switzerland lived in the woodland that surrounds the building, and was shot close by in 1904.