to Goschenen. DISENTIS. 92. Route. 337
small waterfall. Near (l'/4 M.) Disentis, on the left, is the Disen-
tiser Hof, built on the site of the chateau of Castelberg, which was
burned down in 1830.
3972 M. Disentis (3773'; pop. 1304; Desertinum, Disiert, i.e.
desert; Rom. Muster; *Disentiser Hof, 1/4 M. to the E., with fine
view, R. 4, D. 4, pens. 8-9 fr., whey and chalybeate water; *H6tel
Condrau, zur Post; opposite to it, *H6tel Condrau, zur Krone.; at
both, R., L., & A. 3'/2-4, D. 3fr.; Pens. Sozzi), a small town with
a Benedictine Abbey, is protected against avalanches by a forest. The
foundation of the Abbey in the 7th cent, soon brought Christianity
into the remote valleys of the Grisons; and the Abbots, enriched
by liberal endowments, afterwards acquired great power in Rhietia.
The large abbey-buildings, on a height, now contain a school. Church
of 1712. Prof. Placidus Condrau is the editor of the 'Gasetta Ro-
monscha' published here.
Near Disentis the Medelser-Rhein or Mittel-Rhein (p. 346) unites
with the Vorder-Rhein. A fine view is obtained of the Medelser
Glacier, and far down the valley, from the Chapel of Acletta, at the
entrance to the Acletta Valley (4236'), 1/2 hr. W. of Disentis, to
the right of the road to Sedrun.
Excursions. (Guides: J. Petschen, the schoolmaster; J. M. Schuoler,
hunter; P. Tenner and Jos. Huonder). Walk on the new "Lvkmanier Road
to (3'/2 M.) Ciiraglia (p. 346) interesting. Also by the chapel of St. Gada,
with old frescoes, to Mompe-Medel (1 hr.), on the right bank of the Rhine,
with fine view. To Crest-Mutatsch (1/2 hr.); Alp Lumpegnia (l'/ahr.), etc.
The fine pyramid of 'Piz Muraun (9511'; 4'/2 his.; guide 8fr.) is best
ascended from Curaglia (p. 346). Superb view, especially of the Todi group,
grander than from Piz Mundaun (p. 334). — Piz Pazzola, see p. 338; Piz
Medel, Piz Cristallina, see p. 340. — The Crap Alv (9784') and the Piz Aull
(99571) may be ascended from the Val Acletta (each 5 hrs.; interesting and
From Disentis over the Lukmanier (6289') to Olivone, see p. 340; through
the Val Piora to Airolo, see p. 19S. — Over the Sandalp Pass to Sta¬
chelberg, 11-12 hrs., with guide (26 fr.), trying. We ascend the Val Rusein
(see above) to the Sandalp Pass (Sandgrat; 9121') between the Lesser Tbdi
or Crap Glarun (10,072') on the E., and the Catscharauls (10,049') on the
W., anddescend the Sand-Firn to the Upper Sandalp. Thence to Linththal,
see p. 59. — Ascent of the Todi by the Porta da Spescha, and descent to
Linththal, 18-19 hrs., for thorough adepts only, with able guides (see p. 59).
From Disentis over the Brunni Pass (8875') to the Maderaner Thai (to the
Hot. Alpenclub 8-9 hrs. ; guide 20fr.), see p. 107.
The road to (19'/2 M.) Andermatt, which lies lower than
the old route, ascends the dale of Tavetsch, leaving the hamlets
Acletta, Segnas, and Momp'e Tavetsch (4584') to the right. From
the height, where the road enters a wood, we obtain a beautiful
view of the Disentis district, which'is very striking when approached
from Andermatt. The valley contracts. The road traverses woods
and pastures , overlooking the infant Rhine in its deep valley, and
in view of the snow-clad mountains which we now approach.
45 M. Sedrun (4587'; *Krone), locally known as Tavetsch,
is the principal village in the Val Tavetsch. The church contains
an old altar in carved wood.
Baedeker, Switzerland. 11th Edition.