Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo

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Kathinated
Dunfermline, UK658 contributions
Top of the old pass road
Jul 2020 • Family
We took the old road pass to reach the town and museum which was very dramatic with hairpin bends and a cobblestone pavement. Views are fantastic but be careful. We climbed the mound outside the museum with the statue.
Written 29 July 2020
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flipflop525
Metro Manila, Philippines192 contributions
Refreshing history
Sep 2018 • Friends
Nice little museum showing how the passage south to north Europe was made and developed. The entry price of CHF 10 is a little exaggerated considering that the museum is very small!
Written 2 September 2018
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travelistanr1
London1,169 contributions
History, transportation, tradition
May 2015 • Couples
Do not miss the video that explains the regional history, the origin of confidentiality (the couriers were protected). Lost of costumes and artifacts. Quite educational but in an interesting way.
Written 28 September 2015
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Werner N
Biel, Switzerland359 contributions
Take your time and drive the old Tremola Road!
Jul 2015 • Friends
The Gotthard is the Castel of water of Europe. If you take the old road, the Tremola, you can see many small waterfalls. The old bridges, the paved road and the few small vllages you pass by,
Written 23 August 2015
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Friso
Hilversum, The Netherlands330 contributions
A nice surprise after a huge traffic jam
Jul 2015 • Family
After spending more than an hour staying on the highway waiting for the tunnel, we decided to use the pass instead. The trip up there is quite amazing, with nice hairpins and great views. Since we were relatively early for our summer holidays, there was still some snow at the at the top, which made the trip more fun :-)
Written 23 August 2015
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cmk911
Rochester, MN7 contributions
One of the highest mountain passes in the Alps
Jun 2015 • Family
Lots of serpentine twists and turns with stunning views. Not recommended in the wet or dark(or both).
Written 18 July 2015
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PeterReigate
Otley, UK360 contributions
Amazing views
Jun 2015 • Couples
We drove from Airolo up the switchback and through the hairpin bends. The road was not as scary as some people had suggested. The views are simply amazing. Although there are various viewpoints en route there is a snack bar /toilets / gift shop halfway to the summit. When you arrive at the top there is the usual restaurant and gift shop and there is also a museum for which there is an admission charge. Normally you can approach the pass from the south side of the Gotthard Tunnel but by because of a rockfall on the road from Goschenen where we are staying a journey through the tunnel is necessary.
Written 22 June 2015
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Don_Skinner
Norman, OK35 contributions
A fantastic drive down a historical road
Jun 2014 • Friends
What a great road and so much history. Please see the below video of the old brick road.

http://youtu.be/WAlpQ_W47w0

This is a 10 + minute video of the Hairpins of Sorecia which is the picturesque switchback section of the original St Gotthard Pass. The video also includes the legend of the Devil's Bridge and a bit of the history of the pass. Narrated by James Johnson.
Written 18 February 2015
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puzzlebruce
Brisbane, Australia273 contributions
Stunning views
Nov 2013 • Couples
We drove this pass on two separate day trips. The first, when we also did Furka Pass and Grimsel Pass, the second on our day trip (from Lugano) to Rhone Glacier. Like many of the other Swiss mountain passes, the scenery just keeps changing. My wife and became very boring continually saying ..... "just look at that view." For us, it had the fascination of watching a fire (always changing). We drive the St Gottard Pass from the south, so the first stunning views are as we drove up the steep mountain-side from Airolo - views back over Airolo and further south down the valley we had just driven up. There has been some great engineering in building these mountain passes. (We did this is September 2013)
Written 18 October 2014
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Benjamin G
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awesome roads!
Sep 2014 • Friends
the swiss bike path north-south route goes over the gotthard pass and it is awesome!
quite hard on the way up but it´s totally worth it on the way down!
long serpentine roads for kilometers!
i you have a bike you should go here!
Written 22 September 2014
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Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00