Ecomuseum

The Ecomuseum Foundation's duty is to show the several interactions of cultural, natural and historical factors which have made of the Simplon region the complex and fascinating area it is today. The whole museum concept consists of four parts: The "Alter Gasthof" ("Old Guesthouse"), the "Alte Kaserne" ("Old Barracks"), the Gondo Fort and the Stockalperturm ("Stockalper tower").

 

Alter Gasthof

Alter Gasthof

"The alte Suste" in the village square houses a museum dedicated to the influence of transit traffic on life on the Simplon and it is the real heart of the eco-museum.

3907 Simplon Dorf

 

Alte Kaserne

Alte Kaserne

The old barracks illuminates the four basic pillars of the traffic on the Simplon Pass - the mule track, the Napoleonic Road, the trunk road and the rail tunnel.

3907 Simplon Dorf

 

Gondo Fort

Fort Gondo

Gondo Fort was built to prevent an attack from across the Alps during the world wars. Today it is a museum about this military presence.

3907 Simplon Dorf


Treffpunkt für Führungen Fort Gondo, Eingang Seite Simplon Dorf
Führungen ab CHF 100.- (bis 15 Pers. ); CHF 130.- (bis 20 Pers.)

 

Stockalperturm Gondo & Gold Mining Museum

Turm Gondo

Exhibition about the gold rush and industrial gold mining in Gondo. A follow-up programme with gold panning and a guided tour though the mines is also an option.

3907 Gondo

 
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