Gonzen Iron Mine

Exhibition mine

The local mountain Gonzen towers up imposingly over the small town of Sargans. The iron-bearing rock was discovered and mined in the mountain around 2000 years ago. A labyrinth of uncountable galleries with a total length of almost 90 kilometres was created.

Since 1983 a small part of the mine has been open to the public. At the entrance to the mine there is a restaurant and a museum. The museum is located at the back of the restaurant and can be visited independently of a guided tour during the restaurant's opening hours.

Various guided tours are available, advance reservation is required.


Local weather

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  • 07:08
  • 19:21
  • Max: 2°C
  • Min: -3°C
  • Friday
    • 14°C
    • 2°C
  • Saturday
    • 10°C
    • 4°C
  • Sunday
    • 11°C
    • 5°C

Gonzen Iron Mine