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Andermatt-Urserntal-Tourismus GmbH,  Gotthardstrasse 2,  6490 Andermatt

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Andermatt became interesting for tourists thanks to none other than Goethe, who travelled through Switzerland in the 18th century and raved about the mountain village. The Russian military general Suworow made the region even more famous during the war of 1799 against the French forces of Napoleon. When the connection from G\u00f6schenen to Ticino via the Gotthard was made passable in 1840, the era of stagecoaches began. Today, the Historical Stagecoach reminds of this time as an exclusive way to get to Ticino.<\/p>

The world wars in the 20th century drew the military to Andermatt, where it had stationed a large number of staff until the 1990s. The Sasso San Gottardo Fortress inside the mountain is now open to the public and offers a unique insight into this part of history. In the new millennium, one of the largest tourist projects in Switzerland has been realised in Andermatt - Andermatt Swiss Alps. The Egyptian investor Samih Sawiris is building a new resort next to the existing village centre. The ski area is also being continuously modernised and, thanks to the connection to Sedrun, is also being expanded.<\/p>","geocoordinates":{"longitude":8.59466,"latitude":46.636941},"highlight":false,"id":"5ef0d3d4-16a8-45bf-886c-227847ea0bdd","invisible":false,"latitude":46.636941,"license":"none","locale":"en","longitude":8.59466,"name":"Andermatt","sourceInformationLink":"","tipFamous":false,"tipHighlight":false,"tipIdyllic":false,"tipNatural":false,"tipOffTheTrack":false,"tipOnlyHere":false,"tipPopular":false,"tipTypicalForRegion":false,"type":"area","updatedAt":"2022-11-14T15:59:30","primaryCategory":{"id":"33273e12-1b93-4d6f-bf1d-03dbbe4446b5","name":"Community","nameWithParents":"Area \u00bb Location \u00bb Community","rootline":["f82359f3-b904-409d-a6bc-d70527e38d8f","33273e12-1b93-4d6f-bf1d-03dbbe4446b5"],"rootlineNames":["Area","Location","Community"],"type":"city","invisible":false},"address":null,"client":{"id":"10170bcd-78b9-430a-885f-5e62af52c219","name":"Andermatt","url":"","logo":null,"legalClient":{"id":"8ffab43a-941a-4195-9bb6-f1ea30fa4335","name":"Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH","url":"https:\/\/www.andermatt.ch\/","logo":{"id":"cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f","name":"logo_aut.jpg","description":"","url":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/storage\/client\/logo\/d742ed1897bf7b7dfb5de4ba0d4cdba0f69e82790bd370b70f3134e357c27410.jpg","preview":{"image\/jpeg":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=500&fm=jpg","image\/webp":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=500&fm=webp"},"sizes":{"thumb":{"image\/jpeg":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=64&h=64&fm=jpg","image\/webp":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=64&h=64&fm=webp"},"medium":{"image\/jpeg":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=500&fm=jpg","image\/webp":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=500&fm=webp"}},"size":0,"license":"none","path":"client\/logo\/d742ed1897bf7b7dfb5de4ba0d4cdba0f69e82790bd370b70f3134e357c27410.jpg"}}},"author":"Roman Mudrack","copyright":"","externalIds":{"tomasId":"WBX00020010000137901","toubizLegacy":"city.116567","toubizLegacyRemoteId":"location_81017","outdoorActiveId":"1021816"},"languages":["de","en"],"awards":[],"permissions":{"read":true,"write":false,"delete":false},"classifications":[],"webMediaLinks":{"webcam":[{"id":"6b627e72-5ee3-407d-99a1-aa4407f87758","type":"webcam","url":"https:\/\/backend.roundshot.com\/cams\/5\/default","title":null,"description":null,"sorting":0,"createdAt":"2021-08-25 16:03:08","updatedAt":"2022-07-08 10:35:36"}]},"sourceSystemInformation":[{"name":"mein.toubiz","createdItem":false,"lastTouchedAt":"2022-11-14T15:59:30","firstTouchedAt":"2021-11-18T14:56:16","comment":null}],"area":{"zipCodes":[]}}],"connectedPoints":[{"abstract":"

Discover Andermatt in an educational way.<\/p>\n

Local guides will tell you current and historical facts with many background stories.<\/p>","apiVersion":1,"currentInformation":"","description":"

Guided tours are available on the following topics:<\/p>\n

\nMyths & Legends<\/strong>
A special highlight is the Myths & Legends Hike to the legendary Devil's Bridge and Sch\u00f6llenen Gorge in Andermatt. But you will also learn amazing things about less-known things, such as the witch hunts in the Alpine valleys. Your guide will introduce you to the topic of superstition, the differences between myths and legends, or the living conditions of the time with a great deal of narrative spirit.<\/p>\n

\nGeology & Mineralogy<\/strong>
Simmen leads through the geology & mineralogy of the Gotthard. He shows you the special features of the region and tells you how the smoke got into the smoky quartz, what caused the last great ice age or how the age of stones and minerals can be determined. He is a qualified chemical laboratory technician and has a vast knowledge of the processes and composition of the various types of rock in the area.<\/p>\n

\nFlora and Fauna<\/strong>
The knowledge of plants and animals is a rare art these days. You will be amazed how many flowers can be made into a delicacy to eat or which plant as tea or lotion does its herbal medicine. During the day, the animals are usually hidden high in the mountains. But even if you can rarely see them, the knowledge about them and their habitat is not less interesting. Learn more about the alpine environment and discover the natural beauty right in front of your eyes.<\/p>\n

\nCulture & History on the Gotthard<\/strong>
For a long time, the Ursern valley was an important starting point for crossing the Alps. The difficult path through the Sch\u00f6llenen and over the Gotthard was made accessible very early on and was repeatedly extended. One could say that the local population has been living off it since the beginning of tourism - first from commercial tourism, later from recreational tourism. Simmen lets you travel back in time and brings you closer to the living conditions and everyday problems of that time. Learn exciting background stories about the country and its people from different eras.<\/p>\n

\nTransport & Traffic<\/strong>
Already around the year 1200 the hardly passable Sch\u00f6llenen gorge was opened up. In the golden age of muleteers, a journey from Lucerne to the Italian border took about 5 to 7 days. The same distance could be covered in 24 hours with the introduction of the stagecoach. The opening of the railway line shortened the journey again to about 9 hours. And even with today's Neat base tunnel, the advance in transport and traffic is a constant companion in time. Whether about the present situation or the past, Simmen will provide you with competent information.<\/p>\n

\nGuided tours: On request
\nBooking: Tel. +41 41 887 00 50
Costs: CHF 80.- per hour<\/p>","geocoordinates":{"longitude":8.59472,"latitude":46.637003},"highlight":false,"id":"4d767bb8-b803-4d96-bb1b-5fe234eb8376","invisible":false,"latitude":46.637003,"license":"none","locale":"en","longitude":8.59472,"name":"Village tours in Andermatt on various topics","sourceInformationLink":"","tipFamous":false,"tipHighlight":false,"tipIdyllic":false,"tipNatural":false,"tipOffTheTrack":false,"tipOnlyHere":false,"tipPopular":false,"tipTypicalForRegion":false,"type":"point","updatedAt":"2021-11-16T11:21:18","primaryCategory":{"id":"c0ecdcb2-9992-4567-95c4-78c2e2199e22","name":"Guest \/ culture \/ city guide","nameWithParents":"Poi and infrastructure \u00bb Provider \u00bb Guest \/ culture \/ city guide","rootline":["4c5fffa9-b6df-4ca6-98aa-063d848b4e0b","a31edcef-59e0-4a3e-944d-daa6580aca27","c0ecdcb2-9992-4567-95c4-78c2e2199e22"],"rootlineNames":["Poi and infrastructure","Provider","Guest \/ culture \/ city guide"],"type":"point","invisible":false},"address":{"id":"7f6c46e6-a778-45ae-aa46-8bee4c1d5788","name":null,"street":null,"streetNumber":null,"zip":null,"city":null,"state":"Uri","stateCode":null,"country":"CH"},"client":{"id":"10170bcd-78b9-430a-885f-5e62af52c219","name":"Andermatt","url":"","logo":null,"legalClient":{"id":"8ffab43a-941a-4195-9bb6-f1ea30fa4335","name":"Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH","url":"https:\/\/www.andermatt.ch\/","logo":{"id":"cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f","name":"logo_aut.jpg","description":"","url":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/storage\/client\/logo\/d742ed1897bf7b7dfb5de4ba0d4cdba0f69e82790bd370b70f3134e357c27410.jpg","preview":{"image\/jpeg":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=500&fm=jpg","image\/webp":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=500&fm=webp"},"sizes":{"thumb":{"image\/jpeg":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=64&h=64&fm=jpg","image\/webp":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=64&h=64&fm=webp"},"medium":{"image\/jpeg":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=500&fm=jpg","image\/webp":"https:\/\/mein.toubiz.de\/api\/v1\/file\/cd637847-569f-46ec-a471-69f82f8fac1f\/d742ed\/view?w=500&fm=webp"}},"size":0,"license":"none","path":"client\/logo\/d742ed1897bf7b7dfb5de4ba0d4cdba0f69e82790bd370b70f3134e357c27410.jpg"}}},"author":"Marlies Planzer","copyright":"","externalIds":{"toubizLegacyRemoteId":"c1c00e30a3c0eff83a4aa22b16b44677","toursprung":"66467864","toubizLegacy":"poi.147624"},"languages":["de","en"],"awards":[],"permissions":{"read":true,"write":false,"delete":false},"classifications":[],"webMediaLinks":[],"point":{"openingTimes":{"mode":"times","description":"","definitions":[]}},"sourceSystemInformation":[{"name":"mein.toubiz","createdItem":false,"lastTouchedAt":"2021-11-16T11:21:18","firstTouchedAt":"2021-11-16T11:21:18","comment":null}],"area":{"zipCodes":[]}},{"abstract":"

Andermatt is a destination for every age and has been the subject of much attention at all times, whether through its trade, strategic location or tourism offer. In summer, the Alpine passes tempt with strong views and hikes, in winter the snow-covered valley sparkles like a rock crystal. Ski slopes for every level as well as cross-country ski runs and snowshoe trails are only a part of the offer.<\/p>","apiVersion":1,"currentInformation":"","description":"

The capital of the Holiday Region Andermatt is situated in the Ursern valley at 1444 m above sea level and has about the same number of inhabitants. The mobility around the Gotthard massif can be excellently demonstrated by the history of the Ursern valley: its central location in the middle of Alpine passes was known and actively used since Roman times. The connection between north and south was most easily mastered via the Gotthard, as only one alpine pass had to be crossed.<\/p>

In the 13th century, the Walser people, who at that time inhabited the Ursern valley, made it possible to build the first bridge, later the devil's bridge, through the Sch\u00f6llenen gorge. Thus, the boom of trade was preprogrammed and Andermatt established itself as a strategically important place. The muleteer period lasted several centuries and trade flourished. In 1649 the village gained independence from the Disentis monastery, to which it had previously belonged.<\/p>

Andermatt became interesting for tourists thanks to none other than Goethe, who travelled through Switzerland in the 18th century and raved about the mountain village. The Russian military general Suworow made the region even more famous during the war of 1799 against the French forces of Napoleon. When the connection from G\u00f6schenen to Ticino via the Gotthard was made passable in 1840, the era of stagecoaches began. Today, the Historical Stagecoach reminds of this time as an exclusive way to get to Ticino.<\/p>

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