N°11813
Element Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques (Switzerland)
Inscribed in 2018 (13.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title as submitted EN: Avalanches endanger settlements, people, roads, and railways in the Swiss Alps in winter. The terraces prevent snow from gliding. Although dry stone walls are not built for this purpose anymore the existing structures are still maintained