The vivid mountain farmer and craftsmen village
Craftsmen from Peist used to be very famous for their special skills and craftsmanship. It gave them the respectful nickname of „Peister Meister“ (Masters of Peist). The village had gunsmiths, dyers, accountants, bell solders, „schädler“, tailors, carpenters, cobblers and wagon builders. The following short portraits not only provide an insight into the individual works but also into the life of people who lived in the secluded Grisons village a long time ago.
The ascent to Peister Alp will be richly rewarded! Lush mountain meadows, a fantastic panoramic view, cows and cattle Alps and award-winning Alpine cheese await you. The joyful Peister Alpine Festival with dancing, singing and conviviality takes place every two years. With the traditional alp-descent in September (the return of the cattle from the mountain back down into the valley) the mountain summer is given its appropriate goodbye.