UNESCO World Heritage Days — Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

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Every year, on the second weekend of June, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites will open their doors and invite you to discover their secrets, their uniqueness, and their extraordinary value. With the exception of 2020, when this event had to be cancelled, more than 30,000 visitors each year are enchanted by the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to the main event, which will take place in Bellinzona this year, local events will be held simultaneously at other UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Switzerland. Find out more about the program of the Swiss World Heritage Days at the individual World Heritage sites in Switzerland at their central website.

One of the participating regions is the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona. Over millions of years, the collision of Africa and Europe resulted in the formation of the Alps. Gargantuan forces propelled rock layers over one another, folding and splitting them. At the Tectonic Arena Sardona, shared between the cantons Glarus, St. Gallen, and Graubünden, you can clearly see the result of these processes. The region offers dramatic insights into how mountains are formed. On this weekend, there will be a special exhibition in the Museum Regiunal Surselva, guided walks in the World Heritage region by GeoGuides Sardona, presentations, a cultural program with theater performance, a play afternoon for families and children, and much more!


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