Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2008
Size of heritage: 32,850 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 9,250°
Latitude: 46,917°

About

The Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona in the north-eastern part of the country covers a mountainous area of 32,850 ha which features seven peaks that rise above 3,000 m. The area displays an exceptional example of mountain building through continental collision and features .excellent geological sections through tectonic thrust, i.e. the process whereby older, deeper rocks are carried onto younger, shallower rocks. The site is distinguished by the clear three-dimensional exposure of the structures and processes that characterize this phenomenon and has been a key site for the geological sciences since the 18th century. The Glarus Alps are glaciated mountains rising dramatically above narrow river valleys and are the site of the largest post-glacial landslide in the Central Alpine region.


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Hotels and places to stay

Surpunt

Address
Distance: 6,1 mi
Via Surpunt 9 a
7018 Flims Waldhaus
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 08:00
Reception
Weekday: 8:00 - 22:00
Weekend: closed


Alpenhotel Flims

Address
Distance: 5,9 mi
Hauptstrasse
7017 Flims Dorf
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:30 - 20:00 (lunchbreak: 13:00 - 15:00)
Weekend: closed


ARENA Lodge

Address
Distance: 5,9 mi
Via Prau da Monis 2
7017 Flims Dorf
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed