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Alpine Passes


The holiday region of Andermatt is situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, surrounded by eight breathtaking mountain passes.

A journey over the passes is a wonderful experience in itself, but for those who make time for a few stops along those famous roads, a whole host of experiences await. Whether it’s a hike that lasts several days, a short walk or a relaxing train journey, there’s always something new to discover about the region’s culture, history and cuisine.

Travel by car, motorbike, vintage car, racing bike, mountain bike or PostBus to experience the charm of the Alpine passes at close quarters. You can explore diverse and varying landscapes, from lush, blooming meadows to green forests, from strange rock formations to towering stretches of mountains and glaciers. Thanks to its central location, the Andermatt holiday region makes an ideal starting point for a discovery tour.

We hope you have lots of fun on your journey of discovery along the Alpine passes.


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Even more information about the Alpine passes

The Alpine passes generally open from mid May to early June and close at the end of October. Opening times depend on weather conditions. It is advisable to check conditions on the passes before you start your journey, particularly in spring and autumn. 

Here you can find up-to-date information.

No access to a car? No problem – PostBus will chauffeur you across the Alpine passes in total comfort. A selection of one-day tours are available and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular views from the passes.

More information at www.postauto.ch.

The Andermatt Holiday Region offers suitable accommodation for all tastes. Find more information at www.andermatt.swiss or contact us (+41 (0)41 888 71 00 | info@andermatt.swiss). We will be delighted to help you find the right accommodation.

Would you like to learn more? On the Grand Tour of Switzerland, the journey is the destination. The 1,600 km journey comprises four language regions, five Alpine passes, 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two UNESCO biosphere reserves and 22 lakes. The Andermatt holiday region, along with the Gotthard and Furka passes, are part of the Grand Tour.

Touring suggestions and more experiences around the Alpine passes can be found here.