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Kristallwelt Andermatt (Crystal World)

Crystal collectors have long searched for mountain crystal in the mountains around Andermatt. In earlier times some of the local mountain people were even able to make a living out of crystal hunting. There are beautiful specimens still to be found in the crevasses around the Gotthard. The largest and purest crystals ever found in Europe were discovered by professional crystal hunters a few years ago in a cliff high above the Göscheneralp: The giant crystals of the Planggenstock.

From the Middle Ages onwards, crystal was exported from Uri to Northern Italy. Here, in specialised grinding workshops, the quartz crystal was processed into jewellery. Hence the local crystal collectors referred to particularly beautiful specimens of mountain crystal as "Milanese".

In the 16th century, the crystal hunters began to be known as "Strahler"(strahlen: shine, sparkle), a term only used only in German-speaking Switzerland. Today, mountain crystal is only sought for mineral collections. The SVSMF (Swiss Association of Crystal, Mineral and Fossil Collectors), founded in 1967, represents the interests of the Strahler.

The Andermatt Holiday Region, at the centre of the Swiss Alps, has a wide range of crystal-related offers available this summer. See and learn all about this fascinating, clear mineral. Book a guided tour with a local guide, marvel at the giant crystal in the Sasso San Gottardo, visit the St. Gotthard Museum with its exhibits and the Valley Museum in Ursern with its polished stones, or even sleep in the interior of a mountain – at the amazing LA CLAUSTRA, a hotel hewn into the rock.

Giant crystals in the Gotthard Fortress

Gotthard Pass
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Here you can marvel at one of nature’s exceptional treasures: The giant crystals of Planggenstock.
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Fondazione Sasso San Gottardo
Via della Stazione 48
6780 Airolo
Tel. +41 (0)91 869 15 57
info@sasso-sangottardo.ch
www.sasso-sangottardo.ch

St. Gotthard Museum

Gotthard Pass
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Visit the National Gotthard Museum and view the impressive collection of minerals typical of the Gotthard region including smoky quartz, iron roses, adularia, pyrite and many others.
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Nationales St. Gotthard-Museum
Gotthardpass
6780 Airolo
Tel. +41 (0)91 869 12 35
Fax +41 (0)91 869 18 11
info@passosangottardo.ch
www.passosangottardo.ch

Ursern Valley Museum

Museum in the Suworow House
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The Ursern Valley Museum in Andermatt provides an insight into the culture and history of the Ursern Valley. Well worth a visit if only because of the building in which it is housed.
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Stiftung Talmuseum Ursern
Rathaus
6490 Andermatt
Tel. +41 (0)41 887 15 39
annemarie.mueller@korporation-ursern.ch
www.museum-ursern.ch

La Claustra - the hotel built in the roc …

Gotthard Pass
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Sleep or dine inside a mountain. This former military bunker inside a mountain has been converted into a modern 4* hotel with the most unusual architecture.
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Conference Hotel La Claustra
San Gottardo
6780 Airolo
Tel. +41 (0)91 880 50 55
Fax +41 (0)91 880 00 16
info@claustra.ch
www.claustra.ch

Guided geology & mineralogy tours

Andermatt
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Your guide will introduce you to the geology and mineralogy of the Gotthard. As he describes the special characteristics of the region, he will explain how the smoke came into the smoky quartz, what the results of the last major ice age were, and how one can determine the age of rocks.
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Kiosk61 - Bänz Simmen
Gotthardstrasse 61
6490 Andermatt
Tel. +41 (0)41 887 00 50
kiosk@kiosk61.ch

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