73 Sardona-Welterbe-Weg

99 km
44:55 h
7900 mhd
7500 mhd
Welterbe Sardona
Talalpsee am Kerenzerberg

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Murgsee im Heidiland
This tour affords a unique insight into the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Tectonic Area Sardona. The little-known border area of cantons St. Gallen, Glarus and Graubunden is the best place in the world to observe the processes and evidence of mountain formation.
Technique 4/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2615 m
Lowest Point  713 m
Best Season
Start Filzbach
Destination Flims
Coordinates 47.120625, 9.128628



The Tectonic Arena Sardona was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritages because in this region, the processes of mountain formation can be observed more clearly than anywhere else in the world. The key element is the Glarner main thrust fault, a dead straight, magical line, which can be seen along many kilometres: old rock has been thrust over younger rock for a length of 35 kilometres.

«Wind and weather» have gnawed at the rock over thousands of years: creating glacier-polished rock, moraine, lakes, gravel and flood plains, their structure still well preserved in the primarily untouched landscapes. The high density of dry grassland, moorland landscapes, flood plains, no-hunting areas and geotopes of national importance form a valuable habitat where in 1911 ibex were first reintroduced into Switzerland after being wiped out in earlier times. Many traces of Walser settlements are still recognisable in the mountain villages.

The Sardona-Welterbe-Weg can also be covered in stages. An accompanying brochure is available for those keen on geology, with information on geology and natural history (www.geopark.ch).


Book Package «Sardona - Welterbe - Weg»  and benefit from the free luggage transport from hotel to hotel.


Stage 3: The descent via Madfurggl is only recommended for sure-footed and vertigo-free mountaineers. People who are not free of vertigo descend into the Weisstannental at the Fansfurggla



1 Filzbach–Murgsee

2 Murgsee–Spitzmeilenhütte

3 Spitzmeilenhütte–Weisstannen

4 Weisstannen–Sardonahütte

5 Sardonahütte–Elm

6 Elm–Flims


Public Transport

Start: Train to Ziegelbrücke, bus to stop Filzbach SFH (see sbb.ch)
Bergbahnen Kerenzerberg

Target: Flims GR, stop Flims Dorf Bergbahnen (see sbb.ch)
Bergbahnen Flims Laax Falera

Further public transport

  • From Murgseehütte to Merlen/Murg: via bus taxi Walser (Tel. +41 81 738 14 41 or +41 79 406 34 22)
  • From Spitzmeilenhütte/Maschgenkamm to Tannenboden/Unterterzen (see sbb.ch)
  • From Weisstannen Oberdorf to Mels (see sbb.ch)
  • From Sardonahütte to St. Martin/Vättis/Bad Ragaz (see sbb.ch)
  • From Elm or Weisstannen (see sbb.ch)

Anreise Information

Start: From Zurich: Motorway exit Glarnerland – Näfels – Mollis – Filzbach, from Chur: Motorway exit Kerenzerberg – Mühlehorn – Obstalden – Filzbach

Destination: From Flims towards Chur and in all directions


Public, partly paid parking facilities available at the start and finish point

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