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Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel) - Things to Know Before Visiting

Gotthard-Strassentunnel, Göschenen, Switzerland

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About Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel)

The Gotthard Road Tunnel in Switzerland runs from Göschenen in the canton of Uri at its northern portal, to Airolo in Ticino to the south, and is 16.9 kilometers in length below the St Gotthard Pass, a major pass of the Alps. At the time of construction, in 1980, it was the longest road tunnel in the world. It is currently the ninth longest one.

Attractions Near Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel)

Schöllenen Gorge
Schöllenen Gorge0.95km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel)

Schöllenen Gorge is a gorge formed by the upper Reuss in the Swiss canton of Uri between the towns of Göschenen to the north and Andermatt to the south. It provides access to the St Gotthard Pass.

Andermatt-Sedrun Sports AG
Andermatt-Sedrun Sports AG1.76km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel)

The Andermatt-Sedrun Sports AG, a subsidiary of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, operates the ski areas Gemsstock, Nätschen-Gütsch-Schneehüenerstock and Sedrun-Oberalp under the name SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun. With 120 kilometers of slopes, this is the largest ski area in Central Switzerland.

Gemsstock5.46km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel)

Gemsstock is a mountain of the Swiss Lepontine Alps, overlooking Andermatt in the canton of Uri. A glacier named Gurschenfirn lies over its northern flanks. The Gemsstock is a subpeak of the higher Chastelhorn, lying approximately one-kilometre south-west. It is one of the main attraction in this area and a lot of tourists visits this place every year.

Salbitschijen5.56km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel)

Salbitschijen 2981 m is a granite peak belonging to the Urner Alps and overlooking Göschenental in the Swiss district of Uri, central Switzerland. This group is famous in reason of its compact and fine granite, which can stand comparison with M. Blanc. Although Salbitschjen is probably one of the most visited mountains by rock climbers in central Switzerland, it can hardly be seen from other peaks. It is surrounded by many higher and more impressive mountains like Dammastock, Fleckistoch, Susten

Pazolastock5.7km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel)

The Pazolastock is a 2739 m high mountain in the Gotthard Group. It rises southwest of the Oberalp Pass. The summit lies on the border between the municipalities of Andermatt in the Swiss canton of Uri on its west side and Tujetsch in Graubünden on the east side. A ridge leads from the summit without major differences in altitude on the canton border to the south to point 2742, then drops to Martschallücke and then climbs to Rossbodenstock. From point 2742 a hiking trail continues in a south-ea

Schneehüenerstock6.14km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Base Tunnel)

Schneehüenerstock is a peak and is located in Uri, Uri, Switzerland. The elevation above sea level is 2773 meters. The summit is northwest of the Oberalp Pass. The border between the two political communities Gurtnellen and Andermatt runs along the ridge. The view from here is truly mesmerizing and also this attracts a lot of tourists here.

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The canton of Uri is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne.