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Chirchlikopf

Monument · Ferienregion Heidiland · 1,430 m
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Mystischer Punkt hoch über der Walsersiedlung St. Martin
Opposite St. Martin's Church a natural, forested, stone pyramid rises up into the air. The energy values here also suggest a cult or ritual place. The energy levels are high but not the same. Separated by the Tellerbach (brook) the chapel of the so-called Chirchlichopf or Ancapaa, as it was formerly called, lies opposite. The forested, stone column, which tapers up into a pyramid shape, brings to mind a creature on which is based the name with old european roots. The energy levels here are strong and not only constructive, all of which suggests a cult place. It is likely that the striking knoll over the confluence of the three streams - Teilerbach, Tamina and Parlibach - was used as a stone cult or ritual place B.C. which means that the place with the three streams was a place of importance before the time of the Walser migration (between the 12th and 13th centuries). The Walsers bought Christian beliefs to the valley and by building the chapel opposite the rocks and installing a large cross on the highest point, tried to establish the place as a Christian one. If and how, and by when, they managed to do this has never been confirmed because the belief in natural phenomena in remote areas is not easy to eradicate. In addition the Ancapaa seems not to have been the only stone cult place. According to legend, St. Martin jumped from the Ringelspitz (Ringel peak). On the stone plateau where he landed the horse left behind horseshoe shaped prints which were later described as the devil's footprint. Look from the Walser hamlet of St. Martin across to the Chirchlichopf and take in the rays from the stone creature. Compare your feelings with those you get when you stand on top.

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2'745'976E 1'198'500N
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46.921557, 9.355331
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46°55'17.6"N 9°21'19.2"E
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32T 527053 5196508
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Chirchlikopf

Am Platz 1
7315 Vättis
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