Blicke in Raum und Zeit, Sumvitg

10.4 km
2:50 h
194 mhd
194 mhd
Blicke in Raum und Zeit, Sumvitg
Blicke in Raum und Zeit, Sumvitg

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Blicke in Raum und Zeit, Sumvitg
Local interviewees tell stories from the past from their lives at each event station. The event stations and the event route are easily and quickly accessible from the Sumvitg-Cumpadials and Rabius-Surrein stations as well as from car parks in Sumvitg, Cumpadials, Surrein or Rabius.
Technique 1/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1026 m
Lowest Point  888 m
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Within a few decades of the 20th century, the way of life and economy in the Alpine region have changed significantly. Traditional knowledge, which has been valid for a long time, has lost its importance, values have been redeployed, new opportunities and challenges have opened up. As part of the "Views into Space and Time" project, the aim is to use the example of Surselva communities, initially in Sumvitg, Vals and Vrin, to bring the cultural heritage and crafts of that time as well as everyday life closer to today's generations. The aim of the interactive project is to save this knowledge from being forgotten. For this purpose, memories of contemporary witnesses are collected on a web portal and conveyed in the landscape by means of so-called "viewpoints" in the form of event stations. The aim is to stimulate a discussion about the value of ancient knowledge in the present and future times.

The "viewpoints" are placed in public places in the municipality of Sumvitg, where there is a direct reference to the respective topic. With stories of contemporary witnesses, pictures and the web portal, the "old times" are made accessible. While only excerpts can be presented via the event stations, the detailed memories of the contemporary witnesses can be traced on the web portal in text and audio versions in German and Romansh. Arranged according to topics and keywords, the interviews are accessible along with other background information.


In uncertain weather conditions, the tour should not be started. Weather changes in the mountains are frequent. If a rain front or similar comes up during the hike, you should turn back in time.


Good hiking boots with a good profile, weather-adapted clothing (rain jacket), possibly. Change of clothes, first aid kit, drink, food, possibly Hiking poles.


The tour starts at Rabius-Surrein train station. From the train station, walk in the direction of Surrein and walk through the mountain village of Surrein. Follow the road until you reach Cumpadials. From Cumpadials, the hike takes you back to Surrein.


Public Transport

By train via Chur or Göschenen

From Göschenen via Disentis or from Chur directly with the RhB to Rabius or Sumvitg/Cumpadials.

The tour can be started from Rabius station in the direction of Surrein. Alternatively, the tour can also be made from Sumvitg/Cumpadials station, towards Cumpadials or towards Surrein.

Anreise Information

By car via Chur

From Zurich on the N 3 or from St. Gallen on the N 13 to Chur and continue to the Reichenau exit towards Disentis/Ilanz/Flims to Rabius (train station) or Sumvitg (Sumvitg/Cumpadials station).

By car via Göschenen

From Basel on the N 2 via Lucerne to Göschenen, continue on the old pass route through the Schöllenenschlucht to Andermatt and over the Oberalppass/Disentis to Sumvitg station Sumvitg/Cumpadials. (This is located below the village between Sumvitg and Cumpadials) or go to Rabius to the train station.


In Sumvitg or Rabius you can park in the parking lot at the train station (subject to payment).

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