Gonzen Iron Mine

Exhibition mine with restaurant

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 for most tours.


Local weather

clear sky



  • 06:26
  • 18:33
  • Max: 1°C
  • Min: -9°C
  • Wednesday
    • 4°C
    • -9°C
  • Thursday
    • 7°C
    • -11°C
  • Friday
    • 9°C
    • -6°C

Gonzen Iron Mine