Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2008
Size of heritage: 32,850 ha
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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Small airport - 39 mi (63 km) Buochs Airport
Small airport - 40 mi (66 km) Samedan Airport
Medium airport - 40 mi (65 km) St Gallen Altenrhein Airport
Medium airport - 42 mi (68 km) Zürich Airport
Large airport - 50 mi (81 km) Friedrichshafen Airport
Medium airport - 54 mi (87 km) Locarno Airport
Small airport - 55 mi (89 km) Lugano Airport
Medium airport - 65 mi (105 km) Bergamo / Orio Al Serio Airport
Large airport - 89 mi (143 km) Malpensa International Airport
Large airport - 92 mi (149 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.