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A behind the scenes look at wood shingle production

from 25 CHF
  • Fieschertal
  • from 25 CHF
  • 02:00 h

Split larch-wood shingles have been the traditional house roofing in Upper Valais for centuries. It is not uncommon to find barns and granaries on which larch wood shingles have provided a watertight roof for 60 years or more. The strong UV radiation in the mountains and the weather causes the initially reddish roofs to develop a grey patina. 

 The larch-wood shingles from Aletsch Forest are still split by hand. As you look over the shoulder of the professionals, you can also learn a lot of interesting facts about this craft. At the end, you are given a shingle to take home as a souvenir. It can be used as a serving tray, a key rack or for any number of purposes.  
 
Dates: always on a Thursday from 17 January until 28 February 2022 

Meeting point: 10:00 h in the craftsmen’s yard of Aletsch Forest in Fieschertal 

Guide: Joel Salzmann, Aletsch Forest

Minimum age: no age restriction  

Registration: by 17:00 h two days before | info@forstaletsch.ch | +41 27 971 30 07 

Contact details
Fieschertalstrasse 11
3984 Fieschertal

+41 27 971 30 07

www.forstaletsch.ch

All dates

Thursday, 20.01.2022
15:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 27.01.2022
15:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 03.02.2022
15:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 10.02.2022
15:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 17.02.2022
15:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 24.02.2022
15:00 - 17:00

Event location

Forst Aletsch
Fieschertalstrasse 11
3984 Fieschertal
Schweiz

Phone: +41 27 971 30 07
E-mail:
Website: www.forstaletsch.ch

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