GOLDAU – Bergsturz von Goldau

On 2 September 1806 the largest disaster in the past history of Switzerland occurred. At the south flank of the Rossberg in the canton Schwyz an enormous rock mass (almost 40 million m³) separated and thundered down in the valley. The landslide buried the two villages Goldau and Roethen. It caused the death of 457 humans, over 100 houses, 220 stable/barns as well as 4 church/chapels were destroyed.The town Goldau, which belongs to Arth SZ, was again developed on the scree. A museum outside the Nature and Animal park shows findings and photos of this natural disaster.

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  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: GOLDAU
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Available: no
  • Location: GOLDAU, Switzerland