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Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Tunnel) - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Gotthard-Strassentunnel, Airolo, Switzerland


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About Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard 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 kilometres 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 fifth-longest. Although it is a motorway tunnel, part of the A2 from Basel to Chiasso, it consists of only one bidirectional tube with two lanes. With a maximum elevation

Attractions Near Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Tunnel)

Sasso San Gottardo
Sasso San Gottardo1.19km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Tunnel)

The Sasso da Pigna fortress is a Swiss artillery plant on the Gotthard Pass in the municipality of Airolo in the canton of Ticino. The work created in 1943 was abolished as a fighting facility in 1998 and opened as the Museum Sasso San Gottardo in 2012.

Gotthard Pass
Gotthard Pass1.48km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Tunnel)

One of the best-known and most important alpine pass in Switzerland. For decades the Gotthard Pass on up to 2.091m above the sea level has been the only connection between canton Uri in the North and canton Ticino in the South of the Alps. Crossing the Gotthard mountain massif via the alpine pass, however, is still the most scenic and adventurous experience and sometimes the best alternative to avoid traffic before the tunnel. ​

Lago di Lucendro
Lago di Lucendro3.17km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Tunnel)

Lago di Lucendro is an 11.1-kilometer loop trail located near Airolo, Ticino, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Pizzo Centrale
Pizzo Centrale3.72km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Tunnel)

Pizzo Centrale is an 11.6 kilometer out and back trail located near Airolo, Ticino, Switzerland that features a lake. It primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. It is located on the border between the cantons of Uri and Ticino.

Gemsstock5.8km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard 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.

Urseren7.34km from Gotthard-Strassentunnel (Gotthard Tunnel)

A beautiful valley which was located in the Upper Ruess. The valley was in possession of Disentis Abbey from 800. It was colonized by Walser settlers prior to the 12th century. It was one of the picturesque locations in this area. The view from this area is truly wonderful and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

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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.