Mine Landesplattenberg

Slate mining defined the history of Elm and the Sernft Valley up to the 19th century. Today the "Landesplattenberg Engi", a former slate mine, is open to guided tours.

Slate mining defined the history of Elm and the Sernft Valley right up into the 19th century. Today the "Landesplattenberg Engi", a former slate mine, is open for guided tours.

Mine Landesplattenberg
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St. Beatus Caves - Dragons and a Saint

Up until 1,900 years ago a terrifying dragon is said to have been up to mischief in a large cave at Lake Thun. Only the wandering Irish monk Beatus succeeded in driving away the dragon. Today the marvelous grotto world can be entered without risk.

Up until 1,900 years ago a terrifying dragon is said to have been up to mischief in a large cave at Lake Thun. Only the wandering Irish monk Beatus succeeded in driving away the dragon. Today the marvelous grotto world can be entered without risk.

St. Beatus Caves - Dragons and a Saint
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Visit to the Gold Mine on the Simplon

Over 100 years ago, the border village of Gondo employed up to 500 workers in the gold mines. On a guided tour, visitors gather useful information on the history of gold and become fascinated by the yellow precious metal.

Visit to the Gold Mine on the Simplon
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