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Hiking in the surroundings

Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 1, Vaduz (Gaflei, FL)–Sargans
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 2, Sargans–Weisstannen
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Rheintaler Höhenweg
Rheintaler Höhenweg
Stage 6, Malbun (SG)–Sargans
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 9, Niederurnen–Buchs (SG)
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 3, Chur–Buchs (SG)
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Liechtensteiner Rheintalroute
Liechtensteiner Rheintalroute
Route 35, Sargans–Altstätten
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Fünf-Schlössertour
Fünf-Schlössertour
Route 555, Buchs–Sargans–Vaduz–Buchs
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Prättigauer Route
Prättigauer Route
Route 21, Klosters–Sargans
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Biking in the surroundings

Wildmannli Bike
Heidiland Bike
Alp Gamidaur Bike
Chapfensee Bike
Palfries-Panoramabike
Sargans
Gonzen mine

Gonzen mine

The Gonzen is an impressive rock face towering over Sargans. The rock contains iron and had already been discovered over 2000 years ago, and it was excavated for a long time. You can now explore this underground world on an amazing journey into the inside of the mountain.
The mining of Gonzen is an ancient practice; the Romans gathered the high-quality iron ore using primitive surface mining methods. Mining accelerated in the Middle Ages – the Swiss used the Gonzen ore as from 1483 to produce their much-feared weapons for cutting and thrusting. The iron lords supervised the production of ore and ensured that there was always sufficient wood on hand for tunnel building and enough charcoal to smelt the ore.

The mining activity has created a labyrinth of tunnels and galleries that is almost 90km in length. The mining of iron ore had to come to an end in 1966 for economic reasons. Part of the mine has been open to the general public since 1983. The Gonzen Express takes you through the main tunnel to the heart of the Gonzen.

The "Pro Gonzenbergwerk Verein” (Pro Gonzen mine association) organises regular guided tours. Various programmes can be booked for groups. A museum and a restaurant also form part of the Gonzen mine.
The Gonzen is an impressive rock face towering over Sargans. The rock contains iron and had already been discovered over 2000 years ago, and it was excavated for a long time. You can now explore this underground world on an amazing journey into the inside of the mountain.
The mining of Gonzen is an ancient practice; the Romans gathered the high-quality iron ore using primitive surface mining methods. Mining accelerated in the Middle Ages – the Swiss used the Gonzen ore as from 1483 to produce their much-feared weapons for cutting and thrusting. The iron lords supervised the production of ore and ensured that there was always sufficient wood on hand for tunnel building and enough charcoal to smelt the ore.

The mining activity has created a labyrinth of tunnels and galleries that is almost 90km in length. The mining of iron ore had to come to an end in 1966 for economic reasons. Part of the mine has been open to the general public since 1983. The Gonzen Express takes you through the main tunnel to the heart of the Gonzen.

The "Pro Gonzenbergwerk Verein” (Pro Gonzen mine association) organises regular guided tours. Various programmes can be booked for groups. A museum and a restaurant also form part of the Gonzen mine.

Gonzen mine

Adresse

Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Bad Ragaz
Am Platz 1
7310 Bad Ragaz
Tel. +41 (0)81 300 40 20
spavillage@heidiland.com
www.spavillage.ch

Hiking in the surroundings

Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 1, Vaduz (Gaflei, FL)–Sargans
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 2, Sargans–Weisstannen
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Rheintaler Höhenweg
Rheintaler Höhenweg
Stage 6, Malbun (SG)–Sargans
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 9, Niederurnen–Buchs (SG)
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 3, Chur–Buchs (SG)
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Liechtensteiner Rheintalroute
Liechtensteiner Rheintalroute
Route 35, Sargans–Altstätten
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Fünf-Schlössertour
Fünf-Schlössertour
Route 555, Buchs–Sargans–Vaduz–Buchs
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Prättigauer Route
Prättigauer Route
Route 21, Klosters–Sargans
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Biking in the surroundings

Wildmannli Bike
Heidiland Bike
Alp Gamidaur Bike
Chapfensee Bike
Palfries-Panoramabike