Culture and places of interest Geopark and Tectonic Arena Sardona

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.

Sites of geological and mining interest

  • Tamina Gorge with the old bathhouse at Pfäfers in the spa town of Bad Ragaz
  • “SteinGeSchichten” (history written in stone) on the Pizol, Vilters Wangs
  • Museum of the Sargans region in Sargans Castle
  • GeoPark High Altitude Trail, Kerenzerberg–Flumserberg–Weisstanental–Calfeisental–Elm
  • Schänis–Weesen–Amden geotrail
  • Geology on the Kerenzerberg, Filzbach
  • Chestnut trail with Murgbach Gorge, Murg
  • Museum of Amden
  • Seerenbach falls and Rin Spring, Betlis
  • Knappenweg trail Sargans, Sargans/Wartau
  • Geo City Walk, Glarus
  • Geo phenomena of Kerenzerberg

Guided tours (book in advance)

  • Dragon’s Hole Museum, Vättis
  • Tamina Gorge with the old bathhouse at Pfäfers in the spa town of Bad Ragaz
  • Artillery fort, Magletsch/Wartau
  • Iron mine, Gonzen, Sargans
  • “SteinGeSchichten” (history written in stone) on the Pizol, Vilters Wangs community
  • Mels geo trail, Mels
  • Hagerback Test Gallery, Flums
  • Geo-ship Walenstadt/Weesen
  • Schänis–Weesen–Amden geotrail
  • Engi quarry with pavilion, Engi
  • Bedrock in Chrüzbachtobel, Vättis
  • Mine in Gnapperchopf, Vättis
  • Lochezen stone quarry, Walenstadt
  • Fascination Lochsite, Sool/Schwanden
  • Elm slate factory, Elm

Further information

The annually published brochure “GeoPark Agenda” and the website www.geopark.ch  provide an overview of places to visit with addresses, information centres and opening times.