Backstage Locations

53 artists from Switzerland and abroad present their works in 21 unusual locations, including a former shoemaker's cottage, an unused bowling alley and the attic of a hotel.

Location Plan

Hotel Bellevue-Terminus

Erlen Saal, Attic & Top floor

Hotel Ski Lodge


Kurpark Engelberg

Kempinski Palace Engelberg


Hotel Terrace

Around the

Old Shoemaker's house

Dorfstrasse Engelberg


Hotel Engelberg

Telephone booth & bowling alley

St. Josefshaus


Tal Museum Engelberg

New & Old Part

Hotel Hoheneck


Ochsenmatt Gadä

EG & Souterrain

Below Hotel Bänklialp

Historic ice cellar

Forestry operations

Wood shop

Former slaughterhouse

Exterior facade


On the Pfistermatte

Viktoria garden

Become a part of Backstage

Patrons CHF 4,000
You will attend the festive VIP dinner on 21 June 2024 in Engelberg on the occasion of the preview. You will experience an exclusive guided tour of the exhibition with the curator. You will receive an edition by Andriu Deplazes (see illustration below, limited edition) and the exhibition publication, in which you will be named as a sponsor.

Friend CHF 1,000
You will experience an exclusive guided tour of the exhibition with the curator, followed by an aperitif, and receive the exhibition publication.

Become a patron



The non-profit organisation Backstage Engelberg was founded for the Backstage Engelberg exhibition.

The members of the organising committee are

Peter Kilchmann, Galerist;
Dorothea Strauss, Kuratorin der Ausstellung;
Martha Bächler, Engelberg;
Nicole Eller Risi, Museum Tal Museum Engelberg;
Sina Filliger, Hotel Bellevue-Terminus (until March 2024);
Frank Henri Kurer, Attractiveness of village centre committee;
Andres Lietha, CEO Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG;

Assistent of the Curator: Andrea Strässler.

Many thanks

The realisation of the exhibition is only possible thanks to generous support.

Peter Kilchmann, the Pro Humanitate Foundation, the municipality of Engelberg, the canton of Obwalden, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, the Swiss Mobiliar Co-operative Award Fund, centreVision AG, Titlis Bahnen, the Engelberg Hoteliers' Association, the Engelberg Trade Association, Obwaldner Kantonalbank, Sparkasse Engelberg, Anian Kohler, à la Maison GmbH, zb Zentralbahn AG, and numerous patrons.

The project is also supported by the managers of the various locations, who have made their premises available to the Backstage Engelberg association free of charge for the exhibition: Hotel Bänklialp (historic ice cellar), Hotel Bellevue-Terminus (Erlensaal, attic), Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG (Ochsenmatt Gadä), Forst Engelberg (Horbisstrasse 60, Engelberg) Hotel Engelberg (former telephone booth, former bowling alley), Hotel Hoheneck (common room), municipality of Engelberg (Dorfstrasse, Viktoriagärtli), Hotel St. Josefshaus - Kloster Gastbetriebe (‘Gädeli’), Hotel Kempinski Palace (lobby), Engelberg Monastery (old slaughterhouse), Frank Henri Kurer (shoemaker's cottage, Pfisterhuisli Gadä), Engelberg Spa Park, Ski Lodge (pavilion), Tal Museum, Hotel Terrace (pedestrian tunnel, mountain station of historic funicular railway, staircase, rooms).

We would also like to thank Studio Achermann, Zurich (design), Druckerei Odermatt AG, Dallenwil (printed matter), Videocompany Zofingen (video production technology) and the

Official Backstage Website

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