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Particularly recommend for engineers. If you take the tunnel route (currently compulsory due to road works), bring a torch, the installed lights are not working. don't miss the other old bridge further down the valley!
The narrow rock formation above Göschenen has always blocked access to the Gotthard and hence prevented access to the south. For this reason, it was extremely difficult to build a bridge there.
The difficulty of the problem is highlighted by the legend about the futile...More
Dramatic cliffs, old roads and bridges and one very rugged mountain pass that the Swiss have conquered with tunnels and switchback roads as only they can do! There is a very large stone carved memorial to Russian soldiers who fought and died protecting this pass...More
While the Gotthard pass is the most historic (if not scenic) pass through the Alps, the Devils Bridge (Teufelsbrücke) is the most historic and scenic part of the Gotthard. Located at a narrowest part of the pass, the high mountains on each side and deep...More