Historische Stätte Surses

«Tgamons» – Historische Heuhütten im Parc Ela

The Tgamons originally used to store mountain hay are mostly empty today. As witnesses of agriculture and as landscape elements, part of it is preserved in the Parc Ela. Visit the restored Tgamon in Salouf Munter.


Alpine areas that are suitable as meadows are not only used as grazing areas, but also mowed every second or third year. This mountain hay used to be stored on site outdoors or in simple, free-standing hay huts and brought to the barns further down for feeding on sheets or sledges during the low-working winter months. Around Piz Toissa in Central Grisons, you will regularly come across these hay huts, known here as "Tgamons", whose saddle roofs are covered exclusively with wooden boards. In the areas of Stierva (municipality of Albula/Alvra) and Salouf (municipality of Surses), 35 preserved Tgamons were recorded, of which 23 objects are worth preserving from a conservation point of view. The Tgamon in Munter, Salouf, was repaired in a pilot project in October 2022. The construction measures were carried out by hand and with wood from the region by a team of the association Parc Ela and the owner. Visit this witness of traditional agriculture and historical cultural elements on a walking tour. In summer, you can easily travel by bike and hiking bus from Savognin. By 2025, ten more Tgamons in the Stierva and Salouf areas are to be saved from decay. This project is financially supported by the Office for Nature and Environment Graubünden.


Public Transport

With the bike and hiking bus to Munter. Further information: Bike & Hiking Bus | Savognin (valsurses.ch)


«Tgamons» – Historische Heuhütten im Parc Ela

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