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UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona

Be amazed

The collision of the two continents Africa and Europe raised the Alps. Nowhere else on earth is the formation of mountains and valleys so monumental and vivid. This is where the forces of mountain formation can be felt up close.

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A magical line, folds and a hole in the mountain. The secret of mountain building can be experienced in many ways here. Whether an exciting day trip or a multi-day hike with luggage transport and personal geo-guide - there is something for everyone to discover in the Sardona World Heritage.

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The Alps embody stability, perseverance and security. Very few people are aware of the history of their origins or how they developed over time, or that they are still changing today. Learn more on our Sardona platform which contains targeted brochures, PDF's, teaching materials and basic research.

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Experience earth’s history: where mountains are upside down

In the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona you can experience how mountains rise up close – and much more!

How about a panoramic mountain hike through landscapes that tell a 300 million year old story? Or a site where fantastic fossils were found? The “magical line” of the Glarus thrust or the world-famous hole in the mountain through which the sun shines on certain days of the year? Take your pick – or discover everything at once.


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