The Gotthard region is rich in local history and culture. The legend of Gotthard is alive and well in the local traditions and customs, diverse natural landscape and historic routes and mountain villages. Over the centuries, the local culture of the Urserntal valley has been shaped by its location on the north-south divide. The history of the area can be seen in the local architecture and in the myth-laden Schöllenen Gorge with its notorious Teufelsbrücke, or Devil's Bridge. In the work of local artists today, local tradition is woven seamlessly into a spirit of modern openness.