Andermatt valley

Location & description

Andermatt is an Alpine village located at the heart of Switzerland in Uri canton at an altitude of 1437 m. It is at the crossroad of eastern Switzerland with the west as well as southern with the north.

It is connected by three major passes; the Oberalp Pass  (2044 m) to the east, the Furka Pass (2436 m) to the west and the St. Gotthard Pass (2106 m) to the south; the Schöllenen Gorge links Andermatt with Göschenen to the north.

Thrilling trips by car, bus, by train or hiking on foot to as many as eight passes from Andermatt makes it a unique point of launch.

Four great rivers of Europe are born in this region.

Of all the places I know, this is the dearest and most interesting to me, declared Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, when he travelled through the valley of Andernatt.


Skiing of all varieties for all kinds of people, easygoing to adventurous throughout the winter makes Andermatt one of the most sought-after and snow-sure skiing resorts in the Alps.

Toboggan runs, snowshoe trails and various winter hiking trails add to the long list of choices for winter adventures.

Lying at the heart of Switzerland’s Alpine passes, Andermatt is superbly located at the crossroads of the mountain passes from north to south and from east to west. The variety of tour options with the eight surrounding Alpine passes, and sourcing of four major rivers is unique worldwide.

The cultural diversity of the Gotthard region, the unmatched view of Swiss alps, the deep gorges, toy-like railway run, impossible looking bridge hanging over a deep gorge, the journey to the passes, the hiking along the trails—Andermatt is not just another Swiss Alps destination—it is unique and unforgettable.



Andermatt Holiday Region – Switzerland Tourism

Andermatt, Wikipedia

Andermatt, Swiss Alps vacations


46° 37' 58.44" N, 8° 35' 40.632" E