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Göschenen

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Hiking in Göschenen
ViaGottardo

ViaGottardo
Stage 9, Wassen–Andermatt
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ViaSuworow

ViaSuworow
Stage 3, Andermatt–Wassen
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Trans Swiss Trail

Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 22, Wassen–Andermatt
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Gotthardbahn

Gotthardbahn
Stage 1, Göschenen–Amsteg
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Cycling in Göschenen
North-South Route

North-South Route
Stage 5, Andermatt–Airolo
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North-South Route

North-South Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Andermatt
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Rhine Route

Rhine Route
Stage 1, Andermatt–Disentis
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Rhone Route

Rhone Route
Stage 1, Andermatt–Oberwald
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Mountain biking in Göschenen
Gottardo Bike

Gottardo Bike
Stage 1, Andermatt–Airolo
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Alpine Bike

Alpine Bike
Stage 10, Andermatt–Meiringen
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Oberland Bike

Oberland Bike
Route 406, Amsteg–Amsteg
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Witenwasseren Bike

Witenwasseren Bike
Route 410, Andermatt–Andermatt
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Lutersee Bike

Lutersee Bike
Route 411, Andermatt–Andermatt
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Göscheneralp Bike

Göscheneralp Bike
Route 408, Göschenen–Göschenen
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Göschenen is located at 1111 m altitude at the head of the Urner Reusstal valley near the north portals of the Gotthard railway and motorway tunnels. For centuries, village history has been shaped by the development of traffic over and through the Gotthard.
Most people know Göschenen from passing through it. Unjustly so, as taking a break here is well worthwhile for culture and nature lovers.

The Teufelsstein (Devil’s Stone) stands at the entrance to Göschenen village, a monument to the construction of the legend-steeped Teufelsbrücke (Devil’s Bridge) over the cavernous Schöllenschlucht gorge, the last obstacle on the so important north-south trade route across the Alps. Gorge and bridge are the true landmarks of Göschenen. The village’s most turbulent time was the period from 1872 to 1882 when the Gotthard tunnel was built – by far the longest railway tunnel in the world at that time. Overnight, the tiny mountain village was transformed into a settlement with thousands of foreign workers. The next milestone followed almost 100 years later: the world’s longest road tunnel, 16.3 km in length, was opened after ten years of construction.

Stretching to the west of Göschenen, away from the flow of traffic, is the Göscheneralptal valley with reservoir, a charming recreational area dominated by the 3630 m-high Dammastock. Craggy granite walls contrast with gentle moors and ponds. Five SAC mountain huts provide starting points or stage destinations for one or several-day hikes and climbing tours in an impressive mountain world. In winter ski tourers will find a wide choice of rewarding summits.

Highlights

  • Gotthard-Bahnwanderweg (Railway hiking trail): between Göschenen and Erstfeld, with information panels and vantage platforms along Switzerland's most important railway line.
  • Wasserwelten (Water Worlds) Göschenen: offers experience and environmental education on the topic of water in the Göscheneralptal valley (guided tours, guide book and map for individual tourists.
  • A hike through the Schöllenenschlucht gorge along the old Gotthard trading route.
  • Göscheneralptal valley: a charming landscape and paradise for hiking and climbing with a host of options for overnight accommodation in the Alps.
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Helpful hints

Gotthard Tourismus
Gotthardstrasse 2
6490 Andermatt
Tel. +41 (0) 41 888 71 00
Fax. +41 (0) 41 888 71 01
info@andermatt.ch
www.andermatt.ch

Arrival and return Göschenen
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Places of interest
Waterworld Göschenen
Waterworld Göschenen
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Accommodation
Bergseehütte SAC
Bergseehütte SAC
Göschenen
Chelenalphütte SAC
Chelenalphütte SAC
Göschenen
Dammahütte SAC
Dammahütte SAC
Göschenen
Salbithütte SAC
Salbithütte SAC
Göschenen
Salbitschijenbiwak SAC (unbewartet)
Salbitschijenbiwak SAC (unbewartet)
Göschenen
Voralphütte SAC
Voralphütte SAC
Göschenen
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