Feel how people were traveling back in the ancient.
Take a tour with the famous Gotthard Reisepost.
A jump in the past is guaranteed, you will feel really free by taking the chance to see the beautiful landscapes that the valley has to offer with his fantastic mountains.
The trip takes a 5 hours and it will take you through the St. Gottard on board of the famous carrige, from one side to the other of the mountain.
This mountain pass has a really interesting and misterious history that goes really back in the past.
There's no better way to know much more about this history than to visit the St. Gotthard museum.
In the museum you will see ancient clothes, from the past battles to local dresses.
And you will also see the famous Carrige that it was used to move from one place to the other back in the past
On the southern side of the 2,100m high Gotthard, the Tremola winds its way down, hairpin bend after hairpin bend, to the valley below. This cobbled road is a challenge for all those who dare! Motorbikers consider this, the most famous of alpine passes, to be the ultimate experience and hold it in far higher regard than the shorter and more direct Direttissima north-south route.
Looking for nostalgia? Then take a ride on one of the historic post coaches from Andermatt to Airolo and enjoy the full glory of the Tremola, Switzerland's longest architectural monument, in classic style. Find out more about the legend of the Gotthard and its roads and rivers in the Hospiz museum on the pass, or - in a more unusual fashion - in the 4 star hotel La Claustra, deep down in the heart of the mountain.
To use highways you must purchase and display a tax disc (vignette) on your vehicle. The cost is EUR 40
The penalty for not displaying a disc is €80. They are sold at border crossings, fuel stations and post offices.
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Switzerland:
Road emergency: 140
Psychological support (free and anonymous): 143
Psychological support for teens and children (free and anonymous): 147
Helicopter air-rescue (Rega): 1414 or by radio on 161.300 MHz
Air rescue (Air Glaciers) (in Valais only): 1415
Below few words in Swiss German that you can use while visiting Switzerland.
Hello - Grüezi
Hello (to more than one person) - Grüezi mitenand
Good evening - Gueten Abig
Hi (more informal than "grüezi") - Hoi/Salü/Sali
Hi (to more than one person) - Hoi zäme
Good bye - (Uf) Widerluege/Ciao/Tschüss
Thanks a lot - Merci vilmal
See you later - Bis spöter
Monday - Määntig
Tuesday - Ziischtig
Wednesday - Mittwuch
Thursday - Dunschtig
Friday - Friitig
Saturday - Samschtig
Sunday - Sunntig
One - Eis
Two - Zwei
Three - Drüü
Four - Vier
Five - Feuf
Six - Sächs
Seven - Sibe
Eight - Acht
Nine - Nüün
Ten - Zää
Eleven - Elf
Twelve - Zwölf
Thirteen - Driizä
Fourteen - Vierzä
Fifteen - Füfzä
Sixteen - Sächzä
Seventeen - Sibezä
Eighteen - Achzä
Nineteen - Nünzä
Twenty - Zwänzk
Twenty-four - Vierezwänzk
It is always better to be informed about road conditions.
So for this reason here's a website that wil tell you every Swiss tunnel and mountain pass status, open or closed.