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Asphalt Mines

Site de la Presta, Travers 2105, Switzerland
+41 32 864 90 64
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nice tour but not the biggest mine ever..

If you are interested in mines and history it is worth a visit. also the scenery around is... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
Gregor M
,
Zug, Switzerland
what do you know about asphalt?

We went on the 90 minute guided tour and learnt all about asphalt! This mine, with about 100km of... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
Titch-the-Witch
,
Romanel, Switzerland
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Site de la Presta, Travers 2105, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

If you are interested in mines and history it is worth a visit. also the scenery around is beautiful. tipp: bring a lot of warm clothes cause it is only around 8 degrees inside the mine!More

Thank Gregor M
Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2017

Dear Gregor, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your nice review on your recent tour in the Asphalt Mines. We are glad you enjoyed your experience, as well as the beautiful landscape of the Val-de-Travers. We hope to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed August 23, 2017

We went on the 90 minute guided tour and learnt all about asphalt! This mine, with about 100km of galleries, was the largest one in Europe until its production ceased in the 1980s. Our guide was bilingual French-German and explained everything competently in both languages....More

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Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for highlighting the quality of the guided tour, I have passed on your praise to the staff members who were thrilled...More

Reviewed November 17, 2016

Odd to know that waking in London most of the asphalt came from here, did not find that interesting inside ,just another mines , perhaps a bit safer then a coal mine,More

Thank Roland S
Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2016

Dear Roland, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We were extremely disappointed to read your review and learn that we had not lived up to your expectations. We have been honoured to receive many comments from guests about our...More

Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

One kilometer of the underground mines is open to the public. We've enjoyed every meter of the guided tour: We've learned how the detonation experts worked, how water was pumped out of the deep tunnels and how the asphalt was transported to the surface using...More

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Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your lovely review about your recent visit! We are thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful time discovering the Asphalt Mines and found our local specialities (ham cooked in asphalt and absinthe) fantastic. We very much appreciate...More

Reviewed September 8, 2016

Make sure you dress warm or use one of the provided mine jackets as it is chilly inside. A nice history lesson to learn how asphalt is made and where it goes to. It is a guided tour in multiple languages so call to find...More

Thank Marc l
Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Dear Marc, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a nice review about your recent visit of the Asphalt Mines and for sharing some useful advice on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to learn that you had a great experience with us and...More

Reviewed May 19, 2016

We enjoyed an excellent guided tour of the no longer working mine. The guide was very helpful and the explanations were very clear. Having been in mines before, this was deluxe as I could stand up in all the corridors. There is also a restaurant...More

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Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2016

Dear guest, Many thanks for taking the time to share this wonderful review on TripAdvisor following your recent experience with us. It fills us with great pride that you had a fantastic time in the Asphalt Mines and we will be sharing your kind words...More

Reviewed July 1, 2014

what a story and how impressive it is to consider what these mountains gave to the industrial development. After this visit it is highly recommended to have a walk in the "Gorges de l'Areuse". Enjoy itMore

Thank David P
Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2014

Dear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us your lovely review on TripAdvisor. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit in the Asphalt Mines, because it is a great pleasure for us to be able to share our cultural...More

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