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Holidays in Andermatt - Switzerland The village at the crossroads of the Alps

Andermatt is a beautiful alpine village located in the Ursern Valley at 1,444m above sea level. The region is geographically important, thanks to the Gotthard, Furka and Oberalp Passes which allow travellers to cross the Alps. The famous Devil's Bridge across the Schöllenen Gorge is also close at hand (the notorious original version was the subject of many dramatic Turner paintings).

The village has a traditional feel, with plenty of chalet style buildings. One such building houses the Ursern Valley Museum, which bears a fascinating testimony to the valley’s long history. The traditional theme is continued with the jaunty horse drawn carriage rides which you can enjoy in Andermatt and the surrounding villages. You could head out to one of the villages such as Hospental, Realp or Goschenen for a leisurely lunch and a mountain walk.

A fabulous way to enjoy more of the the ingenious alpine passes is by rail. The Glacier Express scenic rail journey calls at Andermatt, so you could take a day trip to historic Brig, or stay closer to home with a ride on the unforgettable Furka steam railway. Hotel guests are issued with a Visitors' Card which entitles you to reductions on local cable cars and the Furka Line railway as well as free guided tours.

Click here for a recommended walk from Andermatt, with a mountain restaurant en route. 

Please call us on 0800 619 1200 to discuss your Andermatt holiday.  

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Your time in Andermatt - things to see and do

There is plenty to explore in this alpine world. You could take the two stage cable car journey from Intschi to Arnisee - an idyllic lake on a sunny mountain plateau, surrounded by trees and meadows. From Sedrun there is the nostalgic cable car to Tgom, with its charming alpine landscape, walking trails and superb panoramic views. Indeed, walking opportunities are plentiful across the region, often with themed trails such as the path which follows the Gotthard railway line.

There are beautiful quartz cystals to be seen glinting in the crevasses around Gotthard and further examples at the Sasso San Gottardo underground museum. The Furka Steam Railway is a must do while you are in the area. The carefully restored vintage trains travel from Realp to Oberwald on the historic Furka line, with all its dramatic scenery, tunnels and bridges. The train stops in Furka for passengers to enjoy the views at 2,160m and further on you'll see the spectacular sight of the Rhone Glacier, appearing between snow-capped mountains.

Please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the wider Lake Lucerne region has to offer.


Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland. 

 

If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Tell Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! Valid April-October, it includes all your rail journeys across the region, as far as lively Interlaken and up to the alpine world of Realp and Gemsstock. Your lake cruises are all included as is the network of cable cars and mountain railways for visiting Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn and Titlis. From £184 for 5 days

 

We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on how you plan to spend your time. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.

*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.

Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland

 

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.

 

Andermatt is on the route of the Glacier Express and has easy connections via Göschenen to the Gotthard Panorama Express.

 

If you prefer to be based solely in Andermatt, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed with the Tell Pass.

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