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Lighthouse on the Oberalp Pass

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    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus

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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Updated: September 02, 2020

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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46.658450, 8.671088
DMS
46°39'30.4"N 8°40'15.9"E
UTM
32T 474835 5167262
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Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
17.8 km
5:15 h
570 m
570 m
2.5 km
1:30 h
542 m
542 m
9.6 km
2:45 h
706 m
1113 m
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Lighthouse on the Oberalp Pass

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

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Hiking trail · Tujetsch
Steinmandli - Tour
easy
17.8 km
5:15 h
570 m
570 m
Eine Steinmandli-Kolonie wartet darauf, durch weitere originelle Bauten erweitert zu werden.
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Back-country skiing · Switzerland
Znüni-Tour Pazolalücke
easy
2.5 km
1:30 h
542 m
542 m
Lohnende Kurztour - zum Znüni sind wir schon wieder zurück
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Back-country skiing · Switzerland
Pazolastock / Piz Nurschalas
moderate
9.6 km
2:45 h
706 m
1113 m
Beliebteste Kurz-Tour mit verschiedenen Abfahrts- Möglichkeiten
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