Open Map
Close Map
Projections and Nav Modes
  • Normal View
  • Fisheye View
  • Architectural View
  • Stereographic View
  • Little Planet View
  • Panini View
Click and Drag / QTVR mode
Compartilhe esta panorâmica
For Non-Commercial Use Only
This panorama can be embedded into a non-commercial site at no charge. Leia mais
Do you agree to the Terms & Conditions?
For commercial use, contacte-nos
Embed this Panorama
For Non-Commercial Use Only
For commercial use, contacte-nos



The Martinsloch is a natural arc in the mountain ridge Tschingelhörner located in the UNESCO world heritage Sardona Tektonikarena. The area, which is famous for the visibility uverthrusting rock layers, formed a slant fracture which crosses a weak black merl layer. At the crossing of the two weak layers, the Martinsloch formed by erosion. A saga tells, that the shepard Martin was throwing a spear at a giant who was stealing his sheep. He was missing the giant, but hit the rock and formed this hole. Another saga tells, that a shepard from Glarus fell in love with a dairymaid from Graubünden in the Martinsloch at 11th of November, the Martinsday. The Martinsloch is also used as a natural calendar: twice a year, the sun shines through the hole onto the church of Elm which marks the begin of spring and autum. It is belived, that is was a prehistoric observatorium and that the Christian church was build on a celtic sacred site.

Copyright: Silvan Leinss
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20000x10000
Taken: 04/10/2014
Uploaded: 10/10/2014


Tags: martinsloch; unesco; slant fracture; weak layers; rock formation; graubunden
More About Grisons

Swiss canton Grisons (DE: Graubünden, IT: Grigione, FR: Grisons)

It looks like you’re creating an order.
If you have any questions before you checkout, just let us know at and we’ll get right back to you.