In Klosters, tourism and mountain farming form a closely linked and valuable partnership. Farmers not only take meticulous care of the meadows. They also produce culinary delights and entertain guests with an attractive range of products and events. The emptying of the Alps with 2000 spectators, the Alp Festival in Novai, cultural events, riding opportunities, carriage rides or the pig race on New Year’s Day are some great examples.
On the other hand, tourism offers a beneficial addition to the farmers’ income such as holiday rentals, jobs at ski schools, cable cars and ski lifts or direct marketing.
The stable cannot be entered.
The audio presentation can be started by a push-button and is available from 9 to 18 o’clock.
There is a public toilet available at the Monbiel car park.
In the old days, mountain farmers were nearly self-sufficient.
For this, a herb garden was indispensable. They harvested spices, teas and health remedies. The garden gave pleasure and was a natural pharmacy. Knowledge about the virtues and benefits of herbs was a most important part of safeguarding health and wellbeing.
By their slow growth, alpine herbs are particularly efficient and thought very healthy. The Hennägadä shows garden herbs like mint and marigold, sweet cicely or malva neglecta and just how multifunctional they can be used.
The herbs exhibition on the upper floor of the Hennägadä can be accessed around the clock via outside stairs. Service at the small tavern is only provided part-time. Self-service is available if not.
A toilet facility is attached to the stable above the Hennägadä. It is always open.
From the municipality borders in Saas on 988 m above sea level to the Verstanclahorn on 3298m, Klosters Serneus offers a multitude of cultural landscapes. Around 96 agricultural farms care for these, half of which full time.
The proportions of farms with dairy farming and suckler cow husbandry are roughly the same. In summer, the cows live on the alpine meadows of Pardenn, Novai, Spärra and Albeina where cheese, curd, pot cheese and butter are produced.
Not only cows but also horses, donkeys, sheep, goats and even lamas and alpacas populate the farms and meadows. They all support the maintenance of our cultural landscapes. By networking as well as farming natural and sustainable, the community in Klosters supports and promotes structural and bio diversity and biotopes.
The barn cannot be entered. It can be viewed from the outside.
There is no toilet facility at this location.
The nearest toilet is at Hennägadä.
Mountain farming has its own sounds. Such as the crackle of a huge bonfire around which everyone gathers to celebrate the night before the filling of the Alps. Father and Grandfather tell tales and legends. There is play, songs, food and drinks.
On the Maiensäss and the alpine meadows, you hear the lovely sound of cowbells. In summer, the rattle of the mowers, changing meadows into fragrant, sun bathed hay, joins these sounds. In winter, the mountains belong to snow and winter sports. The “Bergstall” echoes loud and soft sounds.
Sage der Madrisa
Silvretta – Teil 1
Silvretta – Teil 2
The Bärgstall is accessible around the clock on both floors. The audio presentation is in operation from 9 to 18 o’clock.
There is no toilet facility at this location. The nearest toilet is at Hennägadä.
Once a shed to house animal feed, the “Kulturstall” now offers nourishment for the heart and senses. The stable has become a meeting place for guests and locals for the arts and crafts.
Here, in regular intervals and changing exhibitions, regional and national Swiss artists show their work, read, offer play or make music. The stable provides a home and cultural medium for spiritual and intellectual experiences.
The Kulturstall is closed during the off-season.
There is a toilet facility (Toi-Toi) at the Kulturstall.