The UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona offers a unique view into the formation of alpine mountains and valleys. The collision of Africa and Europe caused the Alps to tower up over millions of years.
Ancient rock layers folded, fractured and were thrust on top of each other. A rich variety of evidence and traces of this enormous force are remarkably visible in the World Heritage Sardona.
For more than two centuries scientists from around the world have studied the geologic structures and processes of mountain formation. In the Tectonic Arena Sardona they attempted to solve the secrets of the emergence of mountains.