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Lighthouse on the Oberalp Pass

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How did a lighthouse end up on the Oberalp Pass?
The former front light from Hook of Holland, which was a 14-m-high lighthouse that shone out steadily for 70 years from the mouth of the Rhine at the other end of the river, now stands as a herald for the source of the Rhine on the Oberalp Pass. The replica creates a symbolic bridge between the source and the end of the Rhine that stretches all the way to Rotterdam. Countless skiers and snowshoe hikers set off from here on tours to the Pazolastock and down to snowy Lake Toma, the source of the Rhine. If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, make plans now to return in the summer and visit this magical spot again.

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Hiking to the viewing platform is not allowed due to safety reasons

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Update: December 26, 2021

Public transport

By train from Lucerne via Andermatt or from Zurich via Chur to the Oberalp Pass

Getting there

By car from Lucerne to Andermatt or from Zurich via Chur to Tschamut. Continue by train to the Oberalp Pass

The Oberalp Pass is closed to traffic during the winter months.

Parking

public parking spaces in Andermatt (subject to charge) or kerbside parking available in Tschamut (free)

Coordinates

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2'694'329E 1'168'209N
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46.658450, 8.671088
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46°39'30.4"N 8°40'15.9"E
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32T 474835 5167262
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Lighthouse on the Oberalp Pass

Oberalppass
7188 Sedrun
Phone +41(0)81 920 40 30

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