• All facilities are open
  • The Filisur cross-country ski trail is closed.
  • The Bergün and Filisur ice fields are closed 

New timetable toboggan trains from 29.01.2024 ➜

 

 

 

 

Timetable adjustment for toboggan trains

Nature Trail Bergün/Bravuogn

Energieweg 06: Die erste Hütte

Energy Trail 06: The first hut

Description

Here you are standing at the old Kesch hut. When it was built in 1893 with 26 beds, mountaineers were able to climb onto the glacier just a few metres below the hut. Their destination was usually the Piz Kesch, which was climbed for the first time in 1846 by Johann W. F. Coaz. 

A lot has changed since then: the glacier has receded and the hut now offers space for 92 guests. In addition, the demands of guests have increased. In the past, a roof over your head and a few woolen blankets were enough. Today, guests can expect duvets, toilets and showers. As a result, the energy demand in mountain huts has risen sharply in recent decades.

The Kesch hut has a sophisticated energy concept: keeping energy consumption as low as possible and producing most of the energy itself. The Kesch hut requires 37900 kWh of energy per year. This is comparable to a four-person household. With 5000 overnight stays per year, this is only 7.6 kWh per overnight stay. That's how much energy a person consumes on a 15-hour bike ride.

Behind the new hut at the next interesting place "Bacteria for Wastewater" you will next learn how the wastewater is purified.

Map

Energieweg 06: Die erste Hütte

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