Historic sites Surselva

Crest la Fuortga/Galgenhügel, Waltensburg

Aufnahme beim Aufstieg zum Galgenhügel
Aufnahme des Galgenhügels
The two stone pillars of a former gallows on the way to the castle ruin Munt Sogn Gieri, are witnesses of this lively past. The supposed witches, the warlocks as well as other offenders found their end here on the gallows.

Description

In Switzerland, the witch hunt lasted from the 15th to the 18th century. During this period, about 3400 women and men were abused and killed, both in Catholic and Reformed areas. Anyone could suspect and accuse anyone, and anyone who had once fallen into the mills of "injustice" could hardly hope for salvation. Because the suspected persons initially denied all accusations, they had to suffer the torture until they confessed to everything, including the devil's courtship. Only a few resisted the torture and were acquitted. In Waltensburg the witch trials began in 1652, with a death sentence to Thrina Joss Jon Ping from Waltensburg. The court records show that a total of 12 people were executed and 2 were banished. Only 5 were acquitted. In 1718, the last two witch trials were held in Waltensburg. The judges banished Regula Conzin. Anna digl Ambrosi was acquitted.
The two stone pillars of a former gallows on the way to the castle ruin Munt Sogn Gieri, are witnesses of this lively past. The supposed witches, the warlocks as well as other offenders found their end here on the gallows.

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