UNESCO World Heritage


Geopark Sardona

A visit to the Geoparks Sardona is a journey to the time when the Glarner Alps were formed. About 50 geo-sites tell the story of the thrust fault, when a 10 to 15 kilometre thick stratum pushed itself 40 kilometres over a younger stratum. The upper layer of verrucano rock is 250 to 300 million years old, the lower layer of schistous flysch 35 to 50 million. A layer of light limestone visibly separates the two strata. The thrust fault is particularly easy to see at the Tschingelhörner between Elm and Flims, known for the Martinsloch, or at the hole in the rock in the lower Sernftal by Sool. UNESCO included the 32,850 hectare tectonic arena of Sardona among its World Heritage Sites on 8 July 2008. The visitors' centre in Glarnerland presents all this fascinating knowledge to locals and guests in an attractive information platform. It makes geology easy.

Glarnerland Visitors' Centre

In Glarus, the UNESCO outfit offers a first interactive look at the World Heritage Site of Sardona. In Elm, you can deepen your knowledge about the World Heritage Site on a geological path with stations along the way (exhibition) - geological phenomena are explained in an easily comprehensible way. You'll also find numerous tips and ideas for a variety of activities in the region.

GeoGuides Sardona

The GeoGuides try to make the World Heritage Site of Sardona come alive. This requires a tourism that conserves nature and the landscape. The authenticity of our World Heritage Site, the regional economy, and our local population are the capital of our tourism region. As experts in nature and the economy, GeoGuides possess enormous knowledge about the natural, geological, current and historical relationships of the World Heritage Site.