Andermatt Travel Guide

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Andermatt Things to Do

  • ANDERMATT TOWN CENTRE

    I was following the Bear trail, but even if I wasn't, Andermatt is quite a nice town to go for a walk.These are some sight's I saw............like the fast flowing, River Reuss passing through town, and alongside it, a sculpture of boy playing a Flute next to a water fountain. There was a nicely kept cemetery beside the Church, and in many places,...

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  • HADERLISBRUCKE - GOTTHARD PASS

    As you drive along the Gotthard Pass, you really need to watch for pull-off's, as this usually means there is something to see.We saw one and stopped, and I went for the short walk and found the notice about a nicely arched River Bridge in the Schollenen gorge . It was called the Haderlisbrucke, but this one wasn't old, it was fairly new, being...

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  • GOTTHARD PASS TO ANDERMATT

    The Gotthard pass was one of our most beautiful drives in Switzerland. It links the towns of Andermatt in Canton of Uri to Airolo in the Canton of Ticino.The first road over the pass was opened to car's in 1830, then Train's were able to cross the pass in 1882. 177 people lost their lives building the Gotthard Rail Tunnel. In 1980, the motorway...

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  • FOLLOW THE BEAR TRAIL!

    Andermatt is in the 'VALLEY OF THE BEAR'S"I don't know if these Bear's I found on the trail are permanent or not, but I had a very good time following the "Bear" trail. The Bear's were everywhere, some on verandah's, some hidden in the garden. They were painted differently, and my favorite would have to be, the "Bear on the Motorbike!"Bear's are...

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  • ST. PETER & PAUL CHURCH

    The St. Peter & Paul Church in Andermatt, is a must to see inside.It's richly decorated with a lot of gold, stucco and frescoes and really is beautiful, especially the High Altar!The Catholic Church was built in 1602, and enlarged at the end of the 17th century, and is one of the most important Churches in the canton of Uri.

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  • TOWN HALL

    Some of the Town's have beautiful Rathaus's, and Andermatt is one of them! It was built in 1583, and has a needle point Tower, and a nice arched verandah. The architect who designed the Town Hall, also created the fountain with the bear as a mascot in front of City Hall.

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  • TALMUSEUM

    What a beautiful Chalet house is the Talmuseum! It was built in 1786, in the style of other homes in the Ursern valley.It is a Museum, but it's only open a couple of hours over several day's, so if you do wish to see the inside, then you would need to plan your visit.The Museum displays exhibit's on the local area, including wildlife, cultural...

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  • Totenkapelle St. Michael

    This late baroque chapel was built in 1640 as a bone house. Inside there are some frescos from that period. It is situated next to the St. Peter and Paul church and surrounded by the graveyard.

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  • Reuss river

    The Reuss river which starts in the Gotthard mountain area cascades down the Schöllenen ravine. Its water has a beautiful colour and one can imagine that in a storm the river because quite fierce. It does flow underneath the devil's bridge.

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  • Legend of the Teufelsbrücke

    Legend has it that locals tried to built a bridge over the Reuss river but they didn't manage and one guy showed "if only the devil would build it". The devil came and promised to build it, but it wanteds the first soul that crosses the bridge for it. The deal was duly made and when the bridge was finished after 3 days the locals sent a goat...

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  • Urnerloch

    This is apparently the oldest tunnel for traffic in the Swiss alps. The Urnerloch or Urner hole is 64 meters long and 1,6 km from Andermatt.The engineer Pietro Moretti managed this difficult task to built the first tunnel through rock in 11 months. The construction took two lives. It was finished around mid August 1708. According to the contract it...

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  • Mariahilf chapel - interior

    The interior of Mariahilf chapel is of baroque style. Make sure you enjoy the view over Andermatt when you are up there.

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  • Mariahilf chapel

    The Mariahilf chapel was built in 1735/36 for the protection from avalanches. It is situated above Andermatt.

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  • Talmuseum

    The Talmuseum introduces you to the history, the culture of living and customs of the Urseren valley. The museum is housed in one of the most spectacular buildings in the valley.The Russian General Suworow stayed here in this lovely building overnight on 25th September 1799.The museum is open Wednesday till Saturday from 4 – 6 pm. In winter also on...

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  • St. Peter and Paul church - interior

    The interior of St. Peter and Paul is stunning. It was built in rich baroque style. The baroque high altar is from Johann Ritz of Selkingen VS.

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Andermatt Restaurants

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    by yumyum Updated Sep 2, 2007

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    This historical restaurant is situated next to the devil’s bridge. Nowadays it’s located on the “Franzosen Platz” or Frenchmen square. It has a big terrace if you want to sit outside in the warm season.

    The painting on the outer wall next to the Franzosen Platz sign comemorates the death of the French soldiers against the Russians on 25th September 1799. This memorial was inaugurated 200 years after the battle and therefore 100 years after the Russian memorial (see tip Suworow memorial).

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Andermatt Transportation

  • Loading your car onto the train in Realp

    If you travel by car and wish to go to the canton of Wallis/Valais from from Andermatt, then you need to load it on a special car carriage in the village of Realp at the end of the Ursern valley. The train will take you through the Furka tunnel to Oberwald.Prices for a normal car start at CHF 25.00 including passengers depending on the season. The...

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  • By Glacier Express

    The Glacier Express claims to be the slowest fast train in the world. It runs from St. Moritz to Zermatt taking in the best of the alps. If you want to ride on it, you have to pay an additional charge to your ticket of CHF 30.00 (in 2007). A seat reservation is highly recommended or even compulsory. Keep in mind that a lot of tour groups use these...

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  • By train

    You can reach Andermatt by train from three different directions by the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Railway (MGB). For instance, we took the national train SBB from Zürich to Göschenen and changed to the MGB there. From Göschenen it’s a short ride up the Schöllenen ravine (when you come out the second tunnel be ready with your camera and rip down the...

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Andermatt Local Customs

  • Kaserne

    Andermatt is home to the mountain regiments of Switzerland. A lot of the area belongs to the army and the big Kaserne (barracks) is an Andermatt landmark.

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  • Réduit

    On your hike to the devil’s bridge you will see strange rock faces and wonder what they are. Such hidden things can be found all over the alps and date back to the second world war as well as the cold war when the Swiss felt threatened and built themselves withdrawal places all over the mountains. Today private people can buy these as they are no...

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  • You get to pick which mountain you want!

    Look at the signs. Mountains here are a culture: summer and winter time. Skiing, hiking, cycling. You got the choice of the mountain.

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Andermatt Warnings and Dangers

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    by bicycle_girl Written Jul 30, 2006

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    They are a danger for cyclists since they seem to own the road and also careful with your hearing, I have had some temporary deafness due to the noise of all of them.

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Andermatt Off The Beaten Path

  • LAAX to FLIMS - STOP 8 - ON ROUTE 19

    The Route 19 is full of surprises and changes of scenery. The 5kms between Laax and Flims is the home of the Rhine Gorge where some magnificent scenery is. We could see some of it from the road, but didn't have time to actually go into, and do some hiking.This is another very pretty area.The Rhine Gorge happened over 10,000 years ago, when the...

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  • STOP 4 - ON ROUTE 19

    From Selva, we are heading to Disentis-Muster. Along the way, we saw a roadside Chapel, and I mean roadside! I wondered what they were like inside, so we stopped and I was able to have a look. I was quite surprised to see a scene with Jesus & Mary. There were many more small Village's on the way. We stopped to see the large Viaduct on the Glacier...

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  • DISENTIS ABBEY - STOP 5 - ON ROUTE 19

    One of the small town's we stopped at on the Overalp Pass, was Disentis-Muster.Here was an enormous building which turned out to be Disentis Abbey.It is one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in Switzerland, dating back to 720, its huge complex dates from 1696 to 1712. The name Disentis is supposed to come from Latin Desertina, used for the...

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Andermatt Sports & Outdoors

  • Climbing garden "Diavolo"

    To the left of the Suworow monument by the devil’s bridge, there is the entrance to a famous climbing garden by the name of Diavolo. The rock face is 450 m high and it takes experienced climbers 90 minutes.For more information in German only, see link below.

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  • Hiking

    You can start various hikes at the railway station which is only a few meters from the tourist office. Hiking to the devil’s bridge and the Suworow monument takes only 20 minutes, but you may want to make a stop at the church of St. Kolumban while you’re at it. Make sure you have sun and rain protection with you as well as some water and snacks...

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  • Luthersee skilift

    The Luthersee T-bar lift runs between 2,025 and 2,400 m. Its slopes are classified 'red' (intermediate). They face north, so there is little sunshine in December and January. There are snow-making facilities. If there is sufficient natural snow, there should be excellent off-piste opportunities. At the bottom station there is a restaurant with a...

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Andermatt Favorites

  • Center of Andermatt

    The old center of Andermatt features many beautiful old buildings. So make sure you take a walk around. You will also find a fountain with a bear on top. The bear is on Andermatt’s coat of arms.

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  • Tourist Information Center

    The tourist information office is located around the corner from the railway station at the Gotthardstrasse 2. Behind the building along Gottardstrasse there is a kid’s playground. The phone no. is +41 (0)41 887 14 54 or www.andermatt.ch

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  • Blumenstrasse

    Blumenstrasse or flower street is a short street in the center of Andermatt with very pretty wooden houses on a stone base and in the warm season they are decorated with lots of flowers.Living in a street with that name, inhabitants obviously have a certain obligation.

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