Hike to 'Eretsloch' where once upon a time ore was looked for and maybe also found.

Simple
3.8 km
0:50 h
152 mhd
152 mhd
Das Eretsloch in Grüsch
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A comfortable and easy hike to 'Eretsloch'. You can start the hike either from the station in Grüsch or from the car park of the bottom end of the cable railway Grüsch-Danusa.
Technique 1/6
Fitness 1/6
Highest Point  724 m
Lowest Point  605 m
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Start
Starting point is Grüsch station.
Destination
Destination is Grüsch station.
Coordinates
46.980487, 9.646149

Details

Description

The so-called 'Eretsloch', a gallery (tunnel) of about 15 metres length in which you can get in - at first with a stoop, then upright - has its story. Anything definite about it is not known though, and the spelling of the name varies in the old records as well between 'Erez-' and 'Eretsloch'.

It was Peter von Finer, the most distinguished personality from the families of the venerable nobility lineage of Grüsch, who let this tunnel drive into 'Landquartberg' around the year 1535 to gain ore. There is nothing known about any success, but even nowadays glittering rock can be seen inside the cave which shows that the effort at that time was not unfounded.

Peter von Finer was busy with mining at other places, too. More over he was an influential politician at that time with many different duties such as governor of Tirano, 1529 curate and 1533 head of the government in Veltlin. From 1542 to 1556 he was landvogt on the castle 'Casels'  and ruled over the people of the Prättigau, and from 1541 - 1534 he was the owner of the baths of Fideris. In 1537 he and his wife Maria von Flachsland became the owners of today's Krone in Grüsch by paying an annual  tax for several years.

Geheimtipp

Since the ascents/descents are very low, the tour can be done well with children. In the Mördertöbeli there is a cache.

Sicherheitshinweis

In the area around Grüsch there are ticks, please pay attention to appropriate clothing (long trousers etc.)

Directions

Public Transport

Public transport by rail RhB to Grüsch (timetable-entries 910 or 941)

Anreise Information

Access roads are A 13 to Landquart and B 28 to Grüsch.

Parken

At the station there are car parks liable to pay cost. At the car park of the bottom end of the cable railway Grüsch-Danusa you can park your car free of charge during the day.

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