Culture and places of interest UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona & Geopark

Since 1999, through the activities of regional groups, tourism organisations and management and industrial enterprises in the region of Sargans – Lake Walen - Glarus, attractions related to mining and geology have been expanded, optimised and linked up for the benefit of cultural and experience tourism.

UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona

How mountains rise

The Sardona World Heritage Site offers unique insights into the history of the Alpine mountains and valleys. The collision of Africa with Europe has piled up the Alps over millions of years. Original rock layers were pushed over each other, folded and broken. A variety of testimonies and traces of these enormous forces are exceptionally well visible in the Sardona World Heritage Site.

Scientists from all over the world have been studying the structures and processes of mountain formation for over two centuries. They are trying to unveil the secrets of mountain formation in the World Heritage Site of Sardona.

Experience the history of the earth first hand

In the Sardona World Heritage Site you can experience an important chapter in the history of the earth. There are countless ways to create this adventure.

With a competent GeoGuide, on your own, a challenging multi-day tour through alpine terrain, an informative day trip with a leisurely walk - everything is possible. Let yourself be inspired here for your adventure in the natural jewel Sardona.

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GeoGallery at Flumserberg

Opened in September 2015, the GeoGallery am Flumserberg offers insight into the processes and characteristics (folds, layers, different rocks) of mountain formation at 15 interactive stations.

More information about the GeoGallery