Nature trail

Energieweg 08: Eisschmelze und dreiste Hirten

Der Porchabella-Gletscher und die Kesch-Hütte um 1900.

Energieweg 08: Eisschmelze und dreiste Hirten


You can see what it looked like here around 1900 in the picture. Since the beginning of industrialization in the 19th century, the combustion of fossil fuels has steadily increased. The climate in the Alpine region has warmed by around 1.5 degrees. You can clearly see the consequences: The Porchabella Glacier has become 1.5 kilometres shorter. In 50 years, according to today's climate scenarios, it will consist only of miserable ice remnants. In the video you will find pictures of the glacier retreat, which is measured annually by the Graubünden Office for Forests.

You, too, can make a contribution to slowing down global warming. By spending a holiday close to nature in Parc Ela, you have already taken a step in the right direction.

Now you have heard a lot about energy. Now look for a cozy place on the terrace, enjoy the beautiful view and recharge your batteries. In the audio you will hear an excerpt of the Porchabella legend in Bargunsegner, the Rhaeto-Romanic dialect from Bergün, which only a few people can speak. The translation can be found below. The audio file can be found at the back of the pictures. 

The Porchabella saga

Once upon a time there was a magnificent pig alp down there in the plain. The shepherds let the sun shine on their stomachs, targeted their fellow citizens and mocked God. So he sent several angels to test the good-naturedness and helpfulness of the shepherds in different ways. But the shepherds' hearts remained hard. So God sent Jesus, who asked for a piece of bread. The shepherds just laughed and gave him a stone - he could transform it. Then it began to crash and rumble in the surrounding peaks. The valley shrouded in fog and the alp turned into a huge sea of ice. And even today you can hear a dull laughter from the depths of the glacier from time to time.


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