Folklore Engadin St. Moritz

Alp Serlas


Hikers exploring the Val Chamuera are confronted sooner or later – whichever way they come from – by a majestic and aesthetically satisfying building. The sight of a structure such as this, at the far end of the valley at an altitude of 2,016 metres, comes as a complete surprise. It is a “Maiensäss” – a farmhouse built on spring pastures between the villages of the valley and the high alpine summer pastures – and dates from 1827. Visitors are greeted by an imposing façade with external steps and an attractive symmetrical layout. On the main floor, there are two parlours off the central corridor, and behind them, the kitchen and store. The stable barn is attached at the back. This is the most important 19th-century Maiensäss building in Canton Graubünden. Originally intended as a dairy, it was inhabited also in winter until 1836.

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