Quarzsandbergwerk im Krähstel

Im Chrästel - Quarzsandbergwerk Buchs

Useful Information

Location: Krähstelstrasse 29, 8107 Buchs.
(47.457800, 8.453200)
Open: closed.
Fee: closed.
Classification: MineQuartz Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Photography: allowed
Address: Restaurant Bergwerk, Familie Wetzel, Krähstelstrasse 29, 8107 Buchs, Tel: +41-1844-1750. E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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MAR-2022 restaurant and show mine closed.


The mine at the Krähstel or Chrästel was used to mine quartz sand for the nearby glassworks at Bühlach. The show mine was maintained by the family Wetzel, which also owns nearby restaurant Bergwerk. The owners closed the restaurant in 2022 because they retired, currently there is no successor. In other words the mine and restaurant are closed indefinitely. Their website does not contain any other information.