The Cultural Capital

Art & Culture

The unsurpassed natural beauty of Andermatt is obvious but hidden traditions around us make this idyllic region even more beguiling. Our well-preserved village is recognized nationally for its original wooden houses with classic masonry bases. We highly recommend a stroll through town, stopping to visit our two favorite museums. History buffs may appreciate knowing of this region’s importance since the Lombards conquered the notoriously dangerous Schöllenenschlucht in 569 by setting up a bridge suspended by chains over The Reuss River, replaced in 1198 with the now legendary Teufelsbrücke or Devil’s Bridge. This essential route known today as Gotthard Pass from North-South through the Alps transverses our region and links Switzerland’s four cultural regions.

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