4.5 based on 77 reviews
Was expecting a quick call when we stumbled across this on a road trip. It has only been open a few months, hence the reason why I, a seasoned Swiss resident had not heard of it.
Entering a cold dark tunnel for 100m before rounding a bend and finding the ticket desk partly captures the unweary for what appears quite an expensive fee for a 'normal' Swiss attraction of 25chf per adult.
We took the plunge...and we're pleased we did. Over 2km of underground tunnels leading to gun emplacements, living quarters and a very techno exhibition. They certainly spent some money here. The guns are kept fully serviceable too. Only the Swiss!
Well worth a visit but tip of the trip... If possible do the gun part first and exhibition second, for most of you it would work best this way round. We discovered by luck as we were stuck a coach load of people heading into the exhibition so asked if we could do the guns first they let us. It was the best choice.
Note, it is cold and wet in much one the complex so tee shirt and shorts is not a recommendation even in summer (mind you it is closed in winter anyway).
4.5 based on 8 reviews
4.5 based on 142 reviews
The weather was rough and we could observe neither view of the Devil's Bridge nor the surrounding scenery. Make sure you choose a clear-sky day! All what we could see was the large mountain drawing illustrating the story of the farmer, the devil and the goat.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
We drove this pass on two separate day trips. The first, when we also did Furka Pass and Grimsel Pass, the second on our day trip (from Lugano) to Rhone Glacier. Like many of the other Swiss mountain passes, the scenery just keeps changing. My wife and became very boring continually saying ..... "just look at that view." For us, it had the fascination of watching a fire (always changing). We drive the St Gottard Pass from the south, so the first stunning views are as we drove up the steep mountain-side from Airolo - views back over Airolo and further south down the valley we had just driven up. There has been some great engineering in building these mountain passes. (We did this is September 2013)
4.5 based on 22 reviews
When driving the pass, stop for a restroom break. If you take the train, you see nothing but the blackness of the tunnel. Enjoyed clear skies and disturbingly warm temperatures with not a breath of wind. Surreal yet spectacular. The road is an engineering feat. Be sure to have a professional driver and not a texter/driving attempting to drive thru in a rental car.
4.5 based on 25 reviews
Airolo-pescium is a ski resort in tessin, Switzerland. Its position, just 200 m from the exit "airolo" on the swiss highway a2, makes the resort easily accessible both from Italy and Switzerland. The ski resort offers 30 km of slopes and paths for snowshoes. A big restaurant and a chalet welcome people for snacks and lunch. During the sommer the the resort is open for people loving walking, mountain biking or simply eating mountain genuine food!
It is a great place that you must visit. I was just amazed by the view. All natural views including mountain and nice alps. It's a great combination of mountain and white snow. I just loved it and I will go there again.
5 based on 3 reviews
Fort airolo is an old military fort of the gothard fortifications built between 1886 & 1892. the museum show the history, the armament of the fort and the life of the garnison. the costruction is erected mid of the military exercise place of airolo.
Si tratta di un forte in perfetto stato con un museo che riassume la storia del Gottardo, vi è una guida. La struttura del forte a "tartagura" è molto caratteristica
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