The Maloja store in Obertsdorf is located in one of the oldest buildings of the town. Built around 1400 it was at that time the local bathhouse. Through the centuries the building has played home to many different trades. A tannery, bakery and schnapps store were storefronts the building housed over the years.
In 2015 and 2016 ownership of the building changed hands and in doing so the then called “Schnapshäusle” underwent a renovation. The renovations were to preserve and highlight the historical bathing pools and make them visually integrated into the shop design. The old masonry work was partially revealed in scattered sections throughout the shop and the windows and roof restored to match its historical past.
The renaming of the building coincides with the type of establishment it houses. Over the years it has been named the “Badehisle”, Gerberhisle” and “Schnapshisle” and today with Maloja as its current tenant it is named the “Berghisle”.
The 90 square meter shop is located in the centre of Obertsdorf and operated by Petra Haberstock.