Andiast

Andiast

Andiast is a municipality in the district of Surselva in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Until 1943, it was known as Andest.

Lying close to the ski resorts of Waltensburg/Vuorz and Breil/Brigels, Andiast is known for its winter sports.

Andiast is in the Romansh-speaking part of the canton.

History

The area around Andiast was already inhabited in the Stone Age, as was confirmed by an archaeological dig in 1962. The first mention of the area is documented in 765 in the will of a Bishop Tello.

On September, 8 1526, Andiast was separated from the parish of Waltensburg and became an independent parish. In contrast to its parent parish, it was influenced by the Reformation and became protestant.

On October 8 and 9, 1799, the population was involved in the wars of the French Revolution. The French troops had driven Russian General Alexander Suvorov with his starving troops over the Alps in storm and snow. They staggered over the Panixer Pass and plundered the village.

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