Mill and power plant in Frasco


In the 19th century, the village of Frasco was a small craft centre for the upper valley. Until the flood of 1868, there was a sawmill, a limestone quarry with four furnaces, crushers for crushing walnuts, crushers for threshing hemp and flax and several cereal mills. Later, two still existing installations were built on the Efra river: the mill and the hydraulic power station. Today, thanks to restoration work, the mill is once again grinding maize flour for polenta. A visit to the mill allows you to immerse yourself in the ancient gestures of the miller. Polenta flour produced as in the past can be purchased.

Open from the 1st of May until 31st October
every Saturday from 3pm to 5pm

Entrance fees:

adults CHF 2.00
from 6 to 14 years: CHF 1.00
under 6 years: free of charge
groups (10 persons min):  CHF 60.00

Guided tours on request by calling tel. +41 (0)91 746 17 77.