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"Stones & Stories" - Dry stone walls with volunteers on the Kaisereggalp/Alp Walop

Next stage summer 2023

Kaisereggalp / Alp Walop, Gantrisch region - Schwarzsee/Simmental

At Stones&Stories volunteers from the Bern/Fribourg region renovate the dry stone walls on the Kaisereggalp/Alp Walop under the guidance of experts.

The project wants to give committed people of all ages the opportunity to work for the preservation and the environment in Gantrisch and its cultural assets. At the same time, this joint work in nature creates a space for meeting, getting to know each other and working together. The assignment duration is freely selectable and can vary between individual days and several weeks. An experienced team of dry masons is also present.

Important information:

- the registration is binding
- the alp can only be reached on foot by a two-hour hike (660 m altitude difference)
- Volunteer work is only possible with at least one overnight stay
- The activities take place in all weather conditions

- A basic physical constitution to work with stones outside in any weather is required
- The number of participants is limited
- Catering is organized by the Urgestein Foundation
- Overnight stay is in a mass of alpine huts (bring your own sleeping bag)
- Insurance is the responsibility of the participants

The project is supported by:

  • Movetia Foundation

  • BEKB funding fund

  • Swiss Landscape Fund

  • Loterie Romande

  • Gantrisch Bank

  • Temperament Foundation

  • Ernst Goehner Foundation

  • Loterie Bern

  • Styner Foundation

  • Margerethe and Rudolf Gsell Foundation

  • Sohie and Karl Binding Foundation

  • Bern homeland security

  • Office for the Protection of Cultural Assets in the State of Freiburg

  • Municipality of Plaffeien

  • Municipality of Boltigen

  • Heinrich Welti Foundation

  • Natural Culture Association




In cooperation with:



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