FiliTour Nr. 10: Süesswinkel
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Social lifeline village fountain
The Süesswinkel was formerly also 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 laid in the houses in 1889, the old wooden well troughs were replaced by concrete wells or demolished. The truesch grond fell victim to traffic in 1970. It was replaced by a new fountain at the church stairs. Today there are still ten village fountains in Filisur.
For a long time, village fountains were of central importance in the everyday life of the village population. There they met to fetch water, wash clothes, water cattle and chat with each other. Four to six houses were each assigned to a well. The large part of the two-part wells provided drinking water for humans and animals, the smaller one served as a washing trough.
Church of St. Martin
From the Süesswinkel you can 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 overlook 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. The audio file can be found at the back of the pictures.
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