Albigen paths in Grins - the 4 elements of fire, water, earth and air

Albigenpfade Healing encounters with the four Natur-Elben

The myth tells of the influence of the elements fire, water, earth and air on Grins, which culminated in the burning down of the village in 1955. It is told of the incidents with the "Albigen" who embodied the elements and how the taming of the Albigen first led to the spring in the Wildbad, above Grins. Paths and paths around the idyllic Grins were dedicated to the 4 Albigen, which also bear their names. The walks along the said paths are essential for the health benefits of the medicinal water. The sculptures of the 4 Albigen placed in the very prominent places are intended to keep memories of days gone by. The combination of a magnificent view over the valley basin of Landeck and the sculptures of the Albigen in the background lets your thoughts wander and promotes peace and relaxation. Healing encounters with the four elements included.

The myth

The four elements fire, water, earth and air are embodied in the form of the four Albigen (Natur-Elben) who were tamed by a cunning giant. As a result, Grins was spared storms, avalanches, floods, fires and bad harvests for many decades.

However, due to the careless act of a Grinner citizen, the four Albigians escaped in pent-up anger and clashed. Then the Albigen raged so in their natural forces and in every season that the Grinner desperately believed that the end of the world was near.

It was then a shepherd's bell, which was known to attract all spirits, that lured the water and fire alb into a crevice. The depths of the earth swallowed their anger and channeled their energy together into something new, a bubbling warm spring, which from now on bears the name “Schellenloch”.

An old dairymaid knew a sacred tree, an oak, the fruits of which gave rise to a magnificent young oak forest. And through the power of the bell in connection with the power of heaven, the Air Alb and the Earth Alb were reconciled again.

So luck returned to Grins in a wonderful way and the four Albigians still watch over the village benevolently. The 4 paths which also bear their names were dedicated to them.

earth alb round - Grins
Medium
345 m
1209 m
5.9 km

earth alb round - Grins

The element earth

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fire alb round - Grins
Medium
258 m
1253 m
5.2 km

fire alb round - Grins

The 4 Albigen were dedicated paths and paths around the idyllic village of Grins, which bear their names.

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air alb round - Grins
Medium
50 m
1018 m
3.3 km

air alb round - Grins

The element air

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water alb round - Grins
Medium
180 m
1175 m
5.9 km

water alb round - 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.

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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)

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