Medizinmuseum Davos

Come in and learn about Medical history in Davos

Are you interested in the history of medicine and that of the spa town Davos? Then you should definitely take a look at this collection.

Dr. Peter Flury accompanies you on the historical traces of medicine and the spa town of Davos. You will discover interesting details about the milestones in the history of tuberculosis and marvel at medical devices and instruments from the first Davos sanatoriums.


In 1918, the Davos health center had 38 sanatoriums and clinics. Today there are still a few who have survived the long history of the spa tradition in Davos.The development of Davos is shown on numerous boards. We devote ourselves in detail to Alexander Spengler. He was the man who was to establish the high-altitude health resort of Davos.


Dr. med. Karl Turban opened the first closed medical center in Davos in 1889. He turned the "open, immune" into the "disciplined" spa town of Davos. Find out more about Willem Jan Holsboer, the founder of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) and great sponsor of Davos.

Our new exhibition is dedicated to the architecture of Davos sanatoriums. The constant adaptation to the needs of the patients led to the development of an independent type of construction and a progressive architecture. We are devoting ourselves to the Sanatorium Schatzalp, a milestone in the history of the development of tuberculosis sanatoriums.


Many sanatoriums were converted into hotels after their heyday. As an example of architectural change when changing from the medical city of Davos to the sports city, we tell the story of the Pischa sanatorium, where you went the opposite way.

In all areas, you are not faced with silent exhibits, but with presentations where you can also "lend a hand". Here you bring the past back to life. Let yourself be inspired for a lively discovery and research of the changing medical history of Davos.



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