Slate factory

Slate factory

A unique piece of Glarus industrial history. In this factory, founded in 1898, they mainly used to make school writing slates, involving over 30 different processes, and later score boards for card games and other souvenirs. Here, in the only...more

Älpli Mountain Restaurant

Älpli Mountain...

The cozy, authentic Älpli is located next to the ski run. In daytime,...more

Mine Landesplattenberg

Mine...

Slate mining defined the history of Elm and the Sernft Valley up to the...more

Slate factory

A unique piece of Glarus industrial history. In this factory, founded in 1898, they mainly used to make school writing slates, involving over 30 different processes, and later score boards for card games and other souvenirs. Here, in the only working slate factory in Switzerland, the slate dust, sawdust and smell of lime are combined with the latest educational approach to museums (group guided tours only, by arrangement).

Children’s Arena Ämpächli

At the Children’s Arena we use fun methods to teach the young ones how to participate in snow sports. The lessons are set at three levels of difficulty and are matched to the needs and abilities of beginners.

Älpli Mountain Restaurant

The cozy, authentic Älpli is located next to the ski run. In daytime, the après-ski crowd meets on the Älpli’s sunny terrace and lounges in deck chairs. In the evening visitors enjoy fondue or raclette by candlelight. The winter hiking trail is illuminated.

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.