At the old sawmill

At the old sawmill

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft. You will be amazed at how little water is needed to start the giant...more

Muglin da Ftan – Alpine mill

Muglin da Ftan – Alpine mill

For centuries, growing crops was the basis for agriculture in the Lower Engadin. The mill is the last evidence of this bygone era, telling as it does of the once rich corn economy. Two mills in their original condition: the millstones are driven...more

Crystal clear

Crystal clear

What first spring to mind are vases, elegant glassware, artfully crafted...more

Green Andeer granite

Green Andeer granite

When Abraham Conrad began extracting and processing green Andeer granite...more

At the old sawmill

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft. You will be amazed at how little water is needed to start the giant wheel turning. And the souvenir piece of wood you get to saw will serve as a permanent reminder of your visit to the “Säge”.

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft.

At the old sawmill
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Muglin da Ftan – Alpine mill

For centuries, growing crops was the basis for agriculture in the Lower Engadin. The mill is the last evidence of this bygone era, telling as it does of the once rich corn economy. Two mills in their original condition: the millstones are driven by water paddles and wooden shafts connecting them to the powerful cogwheels. Open in summer in the afternoon at weekends.

Muglin da Ftan – Alpine mill
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Crystal clear

What first spring to mind are vases, elegant glassware, artfully crafted dishes and decorative glass ornaments. Yet glass-blowing is not just an art, but a science, too, and has been since the days of alchemy. The distinction is explained in the course of this tour of the Jorat glassworks, when visitors will have a chance to try their hand at glass-blowing.

What first spring to mind are vases, elegant glassware, artfully crafted dishes and decorative glass ornaments.

Crystal clear
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Green Andeer granite

When Abraham Conrad began extracting and processing green Andeer granite in 1906, he probably had no idea about how many things it could be used for. Today, it is used for kitchen and bathroom surfaces, floors, facades and many other purposes. On request, groups can be shown round the granite works.

Green Andeer granite
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