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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 9, Glarus–Elm
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 4, Elm–Linthal
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 3, Weisstannen–Elm
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Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
Stage 6, Elm–Flims
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Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
Stage 5, Sardonahütte–Elm
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ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 10, Elm–Pigniu
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Elm-Höhenweg
Elm-Höhenweg
Route 817, Elm (Obererbs)–Elm (Ämpächli)
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Cycling in the surroundings

Suworow-Route
Suworow-Route
Stage 2, Glarus–Elm
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Glarus Süd
Slate factory

Slate factory

The slate factory is embedded among cosy wooden houses. The introduction of compulsory schooling in the mid-19th century saw a boom in the production of writing tablets and styluses.
On 11 September 1881, a catastrophic mine collapse was caused by an insufficient understanding of mining, resulting in the deaths of 114 inhabitants. The mine reopened around 10 years after the incident, but it was laid to rest once and for all by the outbreak of the First World War.

When production was halted, the pro Elm foundation inherited the factory building so that it could preserve the last remaining evidence of a once-blossoming slate trade. The slate museum in Elm is Switzerland’s last functional slate factory.

All of the tools, devices and machinery that are needed to produce slate are on hand. Today you can still see and smell the slate dust, sawdust and glue. The old craft is now presented on approx. 1.5hr guided tours, coupled with the most modern museum teaching methods.
The slate factory is embedded among cosy wooden houses. The introduction of compulsory schooling in the mid-19th century saw a boom in the production of writing tablets and styluses.
On 11 September 1881, a catastrophic mine collapse was caused by an insufficient understanding of mining, resulting in the deaths of 114 inhabitants. The mine reopened around 10 years after the incident, but it was laid to rest once and for all by the outbreak of the First World War.

When production was halted, the pro Elm foundation inherited the factory building so that it could preserve the last remaining evidence of a once-blossoming slate trade. The slate museum in Elm is Switzerland’s last functional slate factory.

All of the tools, devices and machinery that are needed to produce slate are on hand. Today you can still see and smell the slate dust, sawdust and glue. The old craft is now presented on approx. 1.5hr guided tours, coupled with the most modern museum teaching methods.

Slate factory

Adresse

Landesplattenberg Engi GmbH
Sernftalstrasse 109
8765 Engi
Tel. +41 (0)55 642 55 55
info@landesplattenberg.ch
www.plattenberg.ch

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Places

Braunwald
Braunwald
Elm / Sernftal
Elm / Sernftal
Linthal
Linthal
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Accommodation

Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Braunwald
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
Linthal
Berghotel Bischofalp
Berghotel Bischofalp
Elm
Claridenhütte SAC
Claridenhütte SAC
Linthal
Fridolinshütten SAC
Fridolinshütten SAC
Linthal
Gasthaus Elmer
Gasthaus Elmer
Matt
Gasthaus Segnes
Gasthaus Segnes
Elm
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Linthal
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Linthal
Leglerhütte SAC
Leglerhütte SAC
Elm
Martinsmadhütte SAC
Martinsmadhütte SAC
Elm
Muttseehütte SAC
Muttseehütte SAC
Linthal
Planurahütte SAC
Planurahütte SAC
Linthal
im Bahnhof
im Bahnhof
Betschwanden
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 9, Glarus–Elm
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 4, Elm–Linthal
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 3, Weisstannen–Elm
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Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
Stage 6, Elm–Flims
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Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
Stage 5, Sardonahütte–Elm
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ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 10, Elm–Pigniu
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Elm-Höhenweg
Elm-Höhenweg
Route 817, Elm (Obererbs)–Elm (Ämpächli)
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Cycling in the surroundings

Suworow-Route
Suworow-Route
Stage 2, Glarus–Elm
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