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Von Salz, Samt und Seide

Von Salz, Samt und Seide
Grain, rice, salt, fruits and wine, velvet, silk, weapons and tools were the goods traded between Lake Constance and Milan.


For centuries they were carried up and down the Lower or Upper Stutz by the mule steeds. Until the 1820s, transit traffic passed through here, crossed the bridges over the Nolla below (unless it had been washed away as so often) and led over the Bofel to Rongellen.

The goods were mostly transported by mule horses. Thusis sometimes had stables for up to 400 horses. In 1614, 40 craftsmen worked in the village, merchants served their customers in 40 goods shops and 20 bread shops. And for the thirsty traveler, twelve restaurants were ready to stop.

"The most respectable place under the forest" is Thusis, said the chronicler Ulrich Campell in his account of the 16th century. He was particularly impressed by the cobbled streets, the stately houses and the high retaining walls facing the Nolla – still an eye-catcher for those who take the same path down as the muleteers used to. 


Von Salz, Samt und Seide

am unteren Stutz, 7430 Thusis

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