Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added herbs. A visit to these mines, which stretch over 50 km through tunnels, shafts and gigantic caves, starts off on a train and then continues on foot. An experience not to be missed! more

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Cheese making in a beautifully...

The Fluonalp is one of the loveliest of the Giswil Alps and the cows that graze here enjoy not only magnificent views, but a copious supply of the... more

Cheese making in a beautifully panoramic spot
Les Martel cheese-making dairy

Les Martel cheese-making dairy

Cheese-making dairy, visitor’s gallery, bar and shop guarantee a taste of all that’s behind this protein-packed delicacy in the Jura and... more

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added herbs. A visit to these mines, which stretch over 50 km through tunnels, shafts and gigantic caves, starts off on a train and then continues on foot. An experience not to be missed!

For centuries the ownership of salt mines meant wealth and power. The salt deposits at Bex, discovered in the 15th century, are still mined today. The salt mines are accessible to visitors, a museum depicts the mining of salt from 1684 to the present.

Cheese making in a beautifully panoramic spot

The Fluonalp is one of the loveliest of the Giswil Alps and the cows that graze here enjoy not only magnificent views, but a copious supply of the most delicious herbs. No wonder the cheese made from their milk is so remarkable. Nor is the recipe a secret. Anyone who wants to can visit the dairy and make their own cheese. What’s more, they can pick it up again a year later (the cheeses weigh between 11 and 13 kg), by which time it will have matured to perfection.

On the Fluonalp, one of the loveliest Giswil Alps, cows not only have sweeping views but the pick of delicious herbs.

Les Martel cheese-making dairy

Cheese-making dairy, visitor’s gallery, bar and shop guarantee a taste of all that’s behind this protein-packed delicacy in the Jura and Three-Lakes region.

Cheese-making dairy, visitor’s gallery, bar and shop guarantee a taste of all that’s behind this protein-packed delicacy in the Jura and Three-Lakes region.