Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Crafts – 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...more

St-Leonard - Boat Rides on a Subterranean Lake

St-Leonard - Boat Rides on a...

Top 100 Excursions – Europe's largest subterranean lake that can be...more

Ebenalp and Wildkirchli

Ebenalp and...

Mountains – Even the Neanderthals were on Ebenalp (Eben...more

"Col-des-Roches"...

Excursions – If brooks and rivers run only...more

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

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.

Salt Mines – History of White Gold
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St-Leonard - Boat Rides on a Subterranean Lake

Top 100 Excursions – Europe's largest subterranean lake that can be sailed upon lies between Sion and Sierre. The water grotto is easily accessible and there is a boat tour for viewing it. The guides on the boat tell visitors about the history of the cave and its geology.

Europe's largest subterranean lake that can be sailed upon lies between Sion and Sierre. The water grotto is easily accessible and there is a boat tour for viewing it. The guides on the boat tell visitors about the history of the cave and its geology.

St-Leonard - Boat Rides on a Subterranean Lake
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Ebenalp and Wildkirchli

Mountains – Even the Neanderthals were on Ebenalp (Eben Alp). There are three caves, and it is proven that prehistoric people once lived in them. Today there is a mountain restaurant and an altar at the Wildkirchli Caves. A cable car whisks visitors comfortably to the Alp.

Already Neanderthal men were here where today a cableway sweeps visitors up and over the rugged rocks of the once populated Ebenalp caves - and a great departure point for various discoveries.

Ebenalp and Wildkirchli
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"Col-des-Roches" Cave Mills

Excursions – If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le Locle began to use subterranean streams. This is how the cave mills of "Col-des-Roches" arose.

If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le Locle began to use subterranean streams. This is how the cave mills of "Col-des-Roches" arose.

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