Klausen Pass, Altdorf

#4 of 7 in Outdoors in Canton of Uri
Klausen Pass is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Altdorf in the canton of Uri with Linthal in the canton of Glarus. Somewhat unusually, the boundary between the two cantons does not lie at the summit of the pass, but some down the slope towards Linthal, with the summit being in Uri.The Klausen Pass is crossed by a paved road, which has a length, between Altdorf and Linthal, of. The road approaches the summit from Altdorf via the Schächen Valley communities of Bürglen, Spiringen and Unterschächen, and descends to Linthal via the Urnerboden. The road is normally closed between October and May, due to the high snowfall on the pass. During the open period, a PostBus Switzerland service crosses the pass several times a day, connecting Fluelen station, on the Gothard railway and Lake Lucerne, with Linthal station, the terminus of the railway line through Glarus.At the top of the pass is a historic chapel, the Bruder-Klaus-Kapelle, whilst to the west side of, and below, the summit is the Hotel Passhohe.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We picked this pass since it has less car and motorcycle traffic then the other well known transit passes in Switzerland. The beginning from Altdorf up to Schächen is a normal road. After that it is a...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Unfortunately we had a nice ride on the pass Summit fog, however. It is recommended to make a stop in the Urnerboden with the Alpine cheese dairy and to stock up with fresh Alpine cheese.
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  • October 29, 2016
    Heading up the Linthal Valley from isolated Glarus, we began our drive on one of Switzerland’s longest passes. The trek tok us past alpine lakes, remote farms and desolate areas. The two-lane road was...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Very nice
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  • September 2, 2017
    Narrow street, the first snow is already
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  • August 4, 2017
    Beautiful landscape, road is very bad
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  • May 22, 2017
    For me one of the most beautiful passes. In particular the URI page
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  • February 19, 2017
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