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Crystal Hunter Museum

The youngest of the three museums in the fortress above Naters, which opened on 31 August 2018, is the Swiss Crystal Hunter Museum. Showing the search for minerals in the Swiss mountains as well as preserving this knowledge and skill in a documentary form in a museum are among its intentions.

The visibility

Visitors can learn about the passion of the crystal hunter and what makes the crystals so attractive. The knowledge of how to retrieve the crystals from the rock as unharmed as possible was guarded as a family secret by mountain farmers for centuries and is now in danger of being lost.

The formation of crystals  

Open questions such as how the crystals are formed or what a crevice actually looks like and where the major finding areas are are explained in detail in the Crystal Hunter Museum.
Crystals as far as the eye can see. A variety of size, location and radiance. A good place to think about the natural wealth of nature.
With the newly introduced guest card, admission to the Crystal Hunter Museum is free.


Without guided tour:
Visits to the museums in the Simplon Fortress are possible every Saturday from June to October between 2 - 5 pm.
With guided tour:
Guided tours for groups of ten or more are available daily throughout the year on request.


Crystal Hunter Museum
Schweizer Strahlermuseum
Felsenweg 100
3904 Naters

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