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Elm Panorama beschriftet Martinsloch
Panorama Elm
Panorama from Elm village (977 m) towards the Tschingelhörner, at the time as the sun shines straight through the Martinsloch, illuminating the church tower in Elm.
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The Tschingelhörner is a mountain ridge in the Glarus Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Glarus and Graubünden in Switzerland. It is composed of differents summits on an about 1 km long ridge.

The ridge is part of the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Martinsloch is one of the largest and most well-known geological treasures in the Elm region. It is a rock window that is 17m tall and 19m wide, located at some 2'600m above sea level in the large Tschingelhorn mountain. Twice a year - on 13/14 March at 8.53 a.m. and on 30 September/1 October at 9.32 a.m. - the sun briefly shines straight through the Martinsloch just before it is due to rise, illuminating the church tower in Elm. At set intervals, the moon can also be seen through the Martinsloch.



Elm Panorama beschriftet Martinsloch
Panorama Elm
Panorama from Elm village (977 m) towards the Tschingelhörner, at the time as the sun shines straight through the Martinsloch, illuminating the church tower in Elm.
Click on the image to enlarge it to full-screen display in panorama viewer.

The viewpoint of the image was some metres outside of the approximalely 50 m-wide more or less rounded light spot on the ground, thatwhy the sun itself can not been seen, but a light beam (similar to a headlight). which from the Martinslock illuminates the Church tower of Elm.