Cultural Surselva

Historische Werkstätte Gebrüder Giger - Ilva Vadone
Discover what a resourceful head like Alfred Giger was able to set in motion with hydropower.


The famous "Schnauser Pflug" was produced in the plough forge for over 100 years. Even today, farmers in Bhutan and Bolivia plow with the light, manoeuvrable mountain plough. In the fully equipped workshop for metalworking and woodworking, you will discover what a resourceful mind like Alfred Giger was able to set in motion with hydropower. The machines required for the production of the ploughs are driven by a 156-metre-long steel cable that connects the workshop to the water wheel in the Siaterbach (the only water wheel with rope transmission in Switzerland). Forging demonstrations in the workshop. In good weather, musical entertainment in front of the workshop.

The new 500 meter long forest nature trail leads along various trees and shrubs as well as the reservoir. The trees and shrubs are all provided with a board, which have a barcode for scanning with the smartphone. This will take you directly to Wikipedia for more information. The visit of the forest nature trail is free of charge and is suitable for everyone.




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