FiliTour No. 10: Süesswinkel
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Social lifeline village fountain
The süesswinkel was formerly referred to as "bim grossa Brunna". Directly on the road stood the largest village fountain of Filisur, the "truesch grond". In total, there used to be eleven public fountains in Filisur, as well as other private fountains in the more stately gardens. After the first water pipes were moved into the houses in 1889, the old wooden well troughs were replaced or demolished by concrete wells. In 1970, traffic fell victim to the realm of the city. It was replaced by a new fountain at the church staircase. Today there are still ten village fountains in Filisur.
village fountains have long been central to the everyday life of the villagers. There they met to fetch water, to wash clothes, to soak cattle and to chat with each other. Four to six houses were each allocated to a well. The large part of the two-part wells provided drinking water for humans and animals, the smaller one served as a watering
Church of St. Martin
From the süesswinkel you reach the reformed St. Martin's Church via the stairs. In 1959, the late Gothic frescoes of a Lombard master were uncovered. From the old cemetery you can see the Albula Valley.
In the audio, the filisurer Luzi Sommerau, owner of a house in the Süesswinkel, tells of his childhood in this beautiful corner.
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