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Museum am Dorfplatz Gais

The Museum am Dorfplatz (village square museum) in Gais is home to the print collection founded in 1972. Prints and watercolours depict scenes of the village between 1750 and 1900, when the «whey cure» was at the height of its popularity and Gais well known.

Many of the hundred-plus works were used to illustrate travelogues and history books, while the larger works were mainly sold to guests. Today, they are an eloquent witness to the village's development through the years.

Special exhibitions focus on themes relating to Gais.

Museum am Dorfplatz Dorfplatz 2, CH-9056 Gais, Tel. +41 (0)71 791 80 81, http://www.gais-tourismus.ch/kultur/museum-am-dorfplatz.html, Opening times: On the 10th, 20th and 30th of each month, 6–8 p.m., other times by arrangement

The village square ten years after the fire of 1780
The village of Gais, c.1839