Right in the town centre of Gams, next to the church and Kirchenwirt Inn there’s a museum dedicated to rocks, minerals and fossils – doesn’t sound all too interesting? You will soon be proven wrong – not long after you arrive, your head will be feeling a little bit like a sponge with all the knowledge that you will soak up there, especially when visiting the museum with a guide. Slowly you will also understand why the GeoRama in Gams – that, by the way, forms part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks – is said to be the most amazing geology museum of all. We’d also like to claim that it is the friendliest museum of all too!
He who knows nothing… should come to Gams, because at the GeoRama they know how to change that. You will learn about jetstone, which was mined in the village some time ago. It is a special type of lightweight carbon that was used to produce jewellery and rosaries. Interesting we say. What else? Well, in the village of Gams 14 different kinds of shells have been discovered so far. Maybe number 15 is up soon?