Industrial Monument

Calcium oven, Valchava

The calcareous oven shows the production of lime in former times and is a federally protected monument.


Lime burning is an old, non-profit building culture. Mostly lime was burned at church, school and community buildings. Lime burning was assigned on a piecework basis. In addition, at midnight the lime burners received the obligatory "marenda" (snack), which consisted of a liter of wine, bread and cheese. They also had to fire continuously for 4-6 days until even the limestones on the surface glowed. After 3-4 days of cooling, the raw lime could be slaked. This was done by pouring water into a slaking pan. Covered with water, the lime was thus durable for years. The lime kiln was restored in 1982 and also lime was burned for the last time.


Visits are possible daily on your own.


Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel

Via PostBus from Zernez or Müstair to Valchava, cumün.


From Zernez via Ofenpass, from Mals (IT) via Müstair to Valchava.


Parking available, about 500m.


Verantwortlich für diesen Inhalt Tourism Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG.

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