Historical Site Heidiland
On the western edge of the Rütiwiese, close to the Rütibach, there is a completely free-standing grain mill in Unterterzen. It is over 250 years old. In the 18th and 19th centuries in particular, it served as an important and modern commercial mill in eastern Switzerland. At that time, because of the difficulties of transport, it was not finished flour that was imported, but grain, which was ground only in the area where it was consumed. But even in this century, during the two world wars, grain was eagerly ground on this mill. In the interwar period, the mill was in operation for three to four weeks a year. It was now mainly used by the local farmers of Quarten, Oberterzen, Murg, Quinten and Mols. Here the self-sufficient farmers could grind their grain. The mill was primarily a corn mill. However, it was ground on wheat. However, the hillsides at Lake Walen are poorly suited for planting grain. It is therefore understandable that after the war, farmers abandoned the further cultivation of maize and wheat and specialized in livestock breeding. In 1947 the mill finally came to a standstill. During the World Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, the mill was in continuous operation, even during the night.
Bodenstrasse 5, 8882 Unterterzen
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