Would you like to know more about how people in the Surselva lived
in the past? What their work was, their housing and clothing?
A visit to the 'Casa Carniec' is a journey into the past, back to
the 16th century. The treasures displayed here will amaze you
building itself is well worth seeing. The ancient patrician's house
was the oldest residence of the gentry family Schmid of Gruneck.
The vaults in the basement and ground floor date from the high Middle
Ages. The festival hall is decorated with Renaissance murals. In
1980 the Casa Carniec was purchased by a foundation. The house was
restored and in 1988 the Museum was established. The exhibition
consists of 40 sections and topics. The catchment area is the valleys
of the Surselva region which are composed of multiple and diverse
linguistic communities: Romansch, German speakers and the colonies
of the Walser, Vals, Obersaxen, Valendas and the Safien Valley.
In the museum, objects from most of the villages -there are more
than 60- can be found.