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Guided tour "Origin of the Alps" in the UNESCO World Heritage Site


Would you like to know what the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona is all about and how our Alps were formed? Then come along on a guided tour with our GeoGuide and discover colourful stones and bright flowers in the midst of magnificent nature on the Flumserberg.

  • View of the imposing Churfirsten mountain range and the surrounding mountains
  • Guided hike on a section of the GeoGallery on the Flumserberg
  • Learn interesting facts about the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona
  • The GeoGuide tells exciting stories about the formation of our Alps

The tour leads at over 2000 m on the GeoGalerie from the Maschgenkamm around the Ziger - great views of the surrounding mountains and insights into the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona included. An interesting and convenient place to learn more about the development and passing of the moutnains. Expert GeoGuides accompany you on a journey back to the birth of the Alps. What seems dry in the textbook comes alive on this guided tour: Earth's history literally becomes tangible here. At interestingly designed stations on the tour, you will also learn exciting facts about the mountains, traces of the ice ages and the glacier. Depending on the season, you can discover attractive alpine flora on different soils along the tour. 

Meeting point

BergJet mountain station, at the panorama board on the forecourt (allow sufficient time for arrival)
The ticket for the mountain railway ride (Flumserberg Tannenboden-Maschgenkamm) is not included in the price and must be purchased at the ticket office of Bergbahnen Flumserberg.
Paid parking available at Tannenboden

More information


  • Difficulty: easy, pure walking time 1.5 h (no difference in altitude)
  • Good, firm footwear
  • Binoculars are recommended
  • Beverages from your backpack (bring your own). The tour ends at the BergJet mountain station, where there are refreshment options at the Maschgenkamm panorama restaurant
  • The ticket with the "BergJet" (Flumserberg Tannenboden - Maschgenkamm) is not included in the price and must be purchased at the ticket office of Bergbahnen Flumserberg
  • The tour takes place in any weather condition unless the GeoGuide cancels the tour due to safety reasons


  • Minimum number of participants 4 (final decision on the day before 12.00) 
  • Online and by phone: until 12.00 the day before 
  • Individual group tours up to max. 30 people possible on request (Up to 15 people CHF 240.00 for the whole group incl. 1 guide, 16-30 people CHF 440.00 for the whole group incl. 2 guides)

Any questions?
Contact us at: Heidiland Tourism, Tourist Office Flumserberg
T +41 81 720 18 18flumserberg@heidiland.com

Cancellation policy

If cancelled or modified up to 12:00 on the eve of the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, 100% of the price of the reservation will be charged.

Payment policy

The total payment of the reservation is required at the time of booking.


German, other languages on request


The tour will take place from 10.00 - 12.30


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