The myth tells of the influence of the elements fire, water, earth and air on grins, which culminated in the burning of the village in 1955. It is told of the events with the "Albigen" embodying the elements and how it has come by the taming of the Albigen only to the spring of spring in the Wildbad, above Grins. The 4 Albigen were dedicated paths and paths around the idyllic Grins, which bear their names as it were. The walks along the paths are essential for the health-promoting effect of the medicinal water. The sculptures of the 4 Albigen placed in the very prominent places are intended to keep alive the memory of past mystical days. The combination of a magnificent view over the basin of Landeck and the sculptures of the Albigen in the background lets your thoughts wander and promotes peace and relaxation.
The four elements fire, water, wind and earth are embodied in the form of the four Albigen (nature Elves) which were tamed by a crafty giant. This has spared grins over many decades of thunderstorms, avalanches, floods, fires and crop failures.
However, by the careless act of a Grinner citizen, the four Albigen escaped in pent-up anger and clashed. Then the Albigenes raged so much in their forces of nature and every season that the Grinners desperately believed they were close to the end of the world.
It was then the shepherd's ring, which was known to attract all spirits that lured the water and fire alb in a crevasse. The depth of the earth swallowed their anger and brought their energy together in something new, a bubbling warm spring, which from now on bears the name "Schellenloch".
An old milkmaid knew a sacred tree, an oak tree, whose fruit grew a young, magnificent oak forest. And by the power of the plaice in connection with the power of the sky, the aerial alb and the Earth Alb reconciled again.
Happiness returned to Grins in a wonderful way, and today the four Albigenians benevolently watch over the village. They were dedicated to the 4 paths which also bear their name.
The element earthRead more
Waldwegrunde water albPlace: Grins
A myth tells of the 4 elements fire, water, air and earth, which are represented by the 4 Albigen (nature Elves), as well as their influence name on the forces of nature.Read more
The element fireRead more
The element airRead more
Christian Moschen - the creator of the elements
Creativity and craft - I love to navigate between these two worlds. "The Albigen" - to stage the personified elemental forces earth, fire, water and air plastically in these magnificent natural spaces - gave me the opportunity to do so.
Christian Moschen (artist from Grins)