Hiking where the heart of the ancient Alpine transit routes beats


Andermatt: Nätschen

Andermatt: Nätschen

Andermatt: Blick Ost Rossbodenstock

Andermatt: Blick Ost Rossbodenstock

A particularly fascinating section of the Cultural Trail of the Alps is situated in Switzerland's heartland, at the historic pass road leading to Mt. Gotthard.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Göschenen
Access starting point: by train or car
Point of arrival: Andermatt
Access point of arrival: From Andermatt by Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) in the direction of Arth-Goldau/Bellinzona
Hiking time: 02:00 h
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Difficulty: medium
Culmination point: 1436 m
Season: May - September
Gastronomy: Restaurants Wassen, Göschenen, Schöllenenschlucht, Andermatt
Overnight: Hotels in Gurtnellen, Göschenen, Andermatt
Literature: Hiking Map 1:50 000, Susten Pass 255 T, Guidebook (in German) describing the entire route: Kulturweg Alpen, zu Fuss vom Lac Léman ins Val Mustair, Limmat Verlag, Naturfreunde Schweiz


Göschenen – Schöllenenschlucht – Teufelsbrücke – Andermatt

The route, Alpine Cultural Trail, which leads from Lake Geneva to Val Müstair in many stages, can be divided into small day tours. A particularly fascinating section is situated in the trendy heartland of Switzerland along the historic pass road leading to Mt. Gotthard. The hike is accompanied by the roaring of the river Reuss and occasionally by the traffic hum, and leads from Gurtnellen past Wassen through the awe-inspiring Schöllenen Canyon into the high valley of Andermatt.

Other attraction: Church of Wassen, Göschenen, Häderlins Bridge, Schöllenen Canyon, Suworow Memorial, Devil's Bridge, Andermatt

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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