Gold panning

Gold rush in Gondo

Are you ready for a gold rush in the rugged Zwischbergental valley? Discover our offers and book your gold rush adventure. 

Gold has always fascinated people. In Gondo, not only will you go searching for gold, you’ll also learn a lot about the gold rush of the 18th and 19th centuries. Our gold prospectors will guide you through the history of the Gondo gold mine and show you where the gold deposits are believed to be. Armed with a hammer and chisel, you can dig for gold in the gallery yourself. Or get in the stream and master how to look for gold with a gold panning dish. 

Gold Mining Museum in Gondo

At the Stockalper Tower in Gondo, an exhibition shows contemporary and recent photos, documents and plans of the mine as well as various rock samples. You can follow the processing of the ore on various models. Do you know the difference between normal Vreneli coins and those made from Gondo gold?

History of Gondo gold

The gold mine in Gondo is said to be the oldest in the Valais, but we can’t verify this with 100% certainty. What we do know is that Gondo is a place for people looking for gold and prospectors. There are undiscovered gold treasures here just waiting to be found. But when did the gold rush actually take place in Gondo? Who were the first people to dig for gold in Gondo? Did they pan for gold in the stream, as is common today? And what does the great Kaspar Stockalper have to do with it all? You will find the answers to these questions here.

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