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Steinpfad Knobel

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On this stone path you can experience 300 million years of geologic history of Glarnerland!
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Distance 0.1 km
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The Knobel AG stone path symbolically represents the canton of Glarus: in the west of the facility there are rocks from Wiggis, Glärnisch, Ortstock to Klausen. In the south is the Tödi, in the east you can find stones from the Sernftal mountains up to the Glarus Thrust at “Lochsite” in Sool, in the north the Ennendaner mountains and the Kerenzen follow. Finally, in the middle are the stones of the Kärpf area. The stone path is located directly on the Glarner “Radweg” and the “Fridliweg”. Visitors can find all geological information on site. The family company Knobel AG also has an exhibition room with fossils, crystals, geology studies and sculptures.

A PDF on the stone path is available at the database of the Tectonic Arena Sardona

Author’s recommendation

Not far from Schwanden you can visit the geological highlight of the Sardona tectonic arena, the "Lochsite"https://unesco-sardona.ch/en/erlebnis/lochsite-2! Here you can touch the magic line of the Glarus Thrust with your own hands. From Wyden it is a 45-minute walk to this geological Mecca.
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Highest point
535 m
Lowest point
534 m
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Start

Schwanden GL (534 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'723'470E 1'205'408N
DD
46.988241, 9.061784
DMS
46°59'17.7"N 9°03'42.4"E
UTM
32T 504698 5203859
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Destination

Schwanden GL

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Public transport

By train to Schwanden GL, 1.5 km walk towards the exit of the town

Getting there

By car to Schwanden GL, at the end of the town turn right off the main road, onto Wyden

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'723'470E 1'205'408N
DD
46.988241, 9.061784
DMS
46°59'17.7"N 9°03'42.4"E
UTM
32T 504698 5203859
w3w 
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Difficulty
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Distance
0.1 km
Duration
0:15 h
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