Asphalt Mines Museum

The museum shows the asphalt mines and underground galleries where for three centuries men have mined asphalt from the mountains. The museum also presents a Swiss speciality at the Café des Mines: ham cooked in hot asphalt. The ham is wrapped in newspaper or butcher’s paper and then covered with a bag of flour. Then, the ham is cooked for about four hours at about 160-170°C (320-340°F) in melted asphalt.

 

 

Museum: Asphalt Mines Museum
City: Travers
Country: Switzerland
Address: Site de la Presta
Website: http://www.gout-region.ch/fr/mines_asphalte.html