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Hiking in

Erstfeld
ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 8, Altdorf–Wassen
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ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 4, Wassen–Altdorf
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 20, Seelisberg–Erstfeld
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 21, Erstfeld–Wassen
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Cycling in

Erstfeld
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Andermatt
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Mountain biking in

Erstfeld
Erstfeldertal Bike
Talboden Bike
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Erstfeld
Erstfeld

Erstfeld

Pack-animal trail, Gotthard Railway, motorway, basis tunnel: Erstfeld’s development is linked with the Gotthard transit axis. The Railway Trail, InfoCentre on the new basis tunnel and railway depot make. Erstfeld particularly interesting for railway fans.
Merchants with their heavily-laden pack horses passed Erstfeld as early as the 13th century: however at this time, it was never regarded as a major stage stop, a situation which first changed in 1882 with the opening of the Gotthard Railway. The insignificant farming village in Canton Uri became an important railway depot because it was where the railway section began. Large depot and track facilities were built to allow extra locomotives to be coupled to the heavy Gotthard trains. A historic Gotthard locomotive Type Ce 6/8 (crocodile) is now on show at the depot site. Other historic traction vehicles are also stored in the depot.

Erstfeld is again the centre of interest for railway builders and enthusiasts: The Gotthard basis tunnel, at 57 km the world’s longest tunnel, has its north portal here.

A vantage tower at the station opens up views over Erstfeld’s wide track system. However, the highlight for railway fans is the Gottardo Railway Trail from Erstfeld to Göschenen and on the south side of the Alps from Airolo to Biasca. With over 70 information panels and good vantage points, the trail gives fascinating facts on undoubtedly Europe’s most important railway.

Other Erstfeld attractions are the Scheidnössli geological rock outcrop, Jagdmatt Chapel, Brunnenweg (fountain path) and a historical village tour. The rugged, romantic Erstfeldertal valley, offering a host of hikes and mountain tours, opens up west of the village and ends at the Schlossberggletscher (glacier). Three small aerial cableways are an easy way to reach the sunny terraces high above Reusstal.

Highlights

  • The Gottardo long-distance hiking trail between Erstfeld and Biasca was opened to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Gotthard Railway. Panels at over 50 places along the route provide information on the Gotthard region and its railway.
  • Vantage tower – in the SBB depot area. Sweeping views over the railway complex to the Neat construction site as well as to the Bristenstock.
  • Erstfeld Alptransit InfoCentre – information on the construction of the Gotthard basis tunnel. In addition, guided tours give those interested the chance to sniff tunnel air.
Pack-animal trail, Gotthard Railway, motorway, basis tunnel: Erstfeld’s development is linked with the Gotthard transit axis. The Railway Trail, InfoCentre on the new basis tunnel and railway depot make. Erstfeld particularly interesting for railway fans.
Merchants with their heavily-laden pack horses passed Erstfeld as early as the 13th century: however at this time, it was never regarded as a major stage stop, a situation which first changed in 1882 with the opening of the Gotthard Railway. The insignificant farming village in Canton Uri became an important railway depot because it was where the railway section began. Large depot and track facilities were built to allow extra locomotives to be coupled to the heavy Gotthard trains. A historic Gotthard locomotive Type Ce 6/8 (crocodile) is now on show at the depot site. Other historic traction vehicles are also stored in the depot.

Erstfeld is again the centre of interest for railway builders and enthusiasts: The Gotthard basis tunnel, at 57 km the world’s longest tunnel, has its north portal here.

A vantage tower at the station opens up views over Erstfeld’s wide track system. However, the highlight for railway fans is the Gottardo Railway Trail from Erstfeld to Göschenen and on the south side of the Alps from Airolo to Biasca. With over 70 information panels and good vantage points, the trail gives fascinating facts on undoubtedly Europe’s most important railway.

Other Erstfeld attractions are the Scheidnössli geological rock outcrop, Jagdmatt Chapel, Brunnenweg (fountain path) and a historical village tour. The rugged, romantic Erstfeldertal valley, offering a host of hikes and mountain tours, opens up west of the village and ends at the Schlossberggletscher (glacier). Three small aerial cableways are an easy way to reach the sunny terraces high above Reusstal.

Highlights

  • The Gottardo long-distance hiking trail between Erstfeld and Biasca was opened to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Gotthard Railway. Panels at over 50 places along the route provide information on the Gotthard region and its railway.
  • Vantage tower – in the SBB depot area. Sweeping views over the railway complex to the Neat construction site as well as to the Bristenstock.
  • Erstfeld Alptransit InfoCentre – information on the construction of the Gotthard basis tunnel. In addition, guided tours give those interested the chance to sniff tunnel air.

Arrival and return Erstfeld

Adresse

Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

Services

Accommodation

Kröntenhütte SAC
Kröntenhütte SAC
Erstfeld
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Places of interest

InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
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Hiking in

Erstfeld
ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 8, Altdorf–Wassen
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ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 4, Wassen–Altdorf
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 20, Seelisberg–Erstfeld
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 21, Erstfeld–Wassen
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Cycling in

Erstfeld
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Andermatt
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Mountain biking in

Erstfeld
Erstfeldertal Bike
Talboden Bike
Haldi Bike