Culture and places of interest Mask cellar

Wooden mask carving is an old tradition in Flums and is still practised by many carvers today.

The traditional masks or “Larven” reflected characteristic expressions of people in a distorted form, and later appeared to be demonic, fiendish, witch-like grimaces.

A particularly famous name among the woodcarvers is Hugo Reichlin, a real original from Flums and an extremely skilled craftsman. In his mask cellar, you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about the art and tradition of mask carving, and admire many “Larven” and other unusual works of art. Many of the stories recounted by Hugo Reichlin will make you laugh out loud in astonishment.

The mask cellar is open every day except Wednesdays. Booking required.