Furka Pass, 3999 Obergoms, Switzerland
About Furka Pass
Furka Pass, a mountain pass between Uri and Valais cantons of south-central Switzerland. It lies at 7,976 feet, just south of the Dammastock peak. It is crossed by road and railway, which connect Andermatt with Gletsch. The road, constructed mainly for military reasons, is now noted for its scenic views of the Rhône Glacier and of the Bernese and Pennine Alps. The railway, which passes through the mile-long Furka Tunnel, is part of a larger railroad system connecting eastern and western Switzerl
Attractions near Furka Pass
The Stotzingen Firsten stands on the left side of the valley of river Furka, in front of Realp. It is an easy walking or a rather easy and safe ski-mountaineering from Realp to an excellent panoramic point in the heart of Central Switzerland. It offers beautiful views of the Vallis-Pennine and Lepontine Alps.
The Galenstock is the fourth highest mountain in the Urner Alps in Switzerland. Its summit ridge lies on the border between the cantons of Uri and the Valais. It was first climbed by Eduard Desor, Daniel Dollfuss, Sr., and Daniel Dollfuss, Jr., with guides H. Währen, M. Bannholzer, P. Brigger and H. Jaun on 18 August 1845.
The Rhône Glacier is a glacier in the Swiss Alps and the source of the river Rhône and one of the primary contributors to Lake Geneva in the far eastern end of the Swiss canton of Valais. Because the glacier is located close to the Furka Pass road it is easily accessible. It is the largest glacier in the Urner Alps. The glacier is located on the northernmost part of the canton of Valais, between the Grimsel Pass and the Furka Pass, and is part of the Oberwald municipality. The Dammastock is th
The base Furka Tunnel goes from Realp in Canton Uri to Oberwald in Canton Valais. The car train is convenient, and the trip through the 15.4 km tunnel takes 15 minutes. In the middle of the base tunnel, is a 5,221-meter long access tunnel to Bedretto in the canton of Ticino. some proponents of the project hoped to eventually build a Y-shaped tunnel connecting all 3 locations.
The Grimsel Pass links the Hasli Valley in the Bernese Oberland with Goms in Valais. The pass road runs through a wild, sparsely grown mountainous region marked by granite rocks, reservoir lakes, and power plants. A paved road follows the pass, running 38 kilometers from Gletsch to Meiringen. The road is normally closed between October and May, due to the high snowfall on the pass.
The Rotondo hut is located at 2570 meters above the Witenwasserental and borders the cantons of Ticino and Valais. Every year around 3000 overnight guests and many day visitors enjoy their stay in our official hut. The hut is an ideal and popular starting point for mountain lovers of all ages. In summer, the area offers various hiking opportunities in the Uri Alps.
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The canton is named after the river Ticino, it is the only canton where Italian is the sole official language and represents the bulk of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. Ticino hosts two World Heritage sites: the Three Castles of Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.