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Glarus Thrust at Martin's Hole

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Geologie am Martinsloch

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The famous Martin's Hole lies at an intersection between the magic line and a weak area of rock. Through gradual erosion of the rock, Martin's Hole formed.


Two weak layers intersect in the legendary Martin's Hole: a soft, flat, dark marl layer and a steep fracture surface. Erosion in this area was able to quickly remove the limestone, creating Martin's Hole with a diameter of more than 15 metres. On two days each in spring (13-14 March) and autumn (1-2 October), the sun's rays hit the church of Elm through Martin's Hole.


Public Transport

By train to Chur, then by Postbus to Flims/Bergbahnen, by chairlift to Foppa mountain station, change to the chairlift to Naraus Bergstation, from there on foot (see directions)


From Zurich on the A3 exit 18 Reichenau, continue on the E19 to exit Flims, parking garage at Flims Bergbahnen, from there on foot, or with the chairlifts Foppa and Naraus


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