Ruin Viamala

Schmelzi Ausserferrera

Die Schmelzi bei Nacht
Bruno Riedhauser, Verein Erzminen Hinterrhein

A historic smelting plant near Ausserferrera.


For centuries, raw materials such as iron and ore helped the Ferrera and Schamsertal valleys to achieve a certain prosperity. Today the mines have been closed down, but the witnesses of the past are still visible.

The Hinterrhein Ore Mines Association ensures that these contemporary witnesses can be rediscovered in the mining museum in Innerferrera and on guided excursions.

Opening hours

The smelting plant is open to the public.


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