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.Plan to visit Klausen Pass and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Altdorf attractions using our Altdorf trip itinerary planning app .
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Klausen Pass Reviews
Michael PAugust 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 »
Bruno ZAugust 4, 2017
Leider hatten wir auf der Passhöhe Nebel, trotzdem eine schöne Fahrt. Empfehlenswert ist im Urnerboden bei der Alpkäserei eine Halt zu machen und sich mit frischem Alpkäse einzudecken. more »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.
Tommy MOctober 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 »
Ammirato StefanoAugust 7, 2017Very nice
Bertin MetzgerSeptember 2, 2017Narrow street, the first snow is already
Uwe HornAugust 4, 2017Beautiful landscape, road is very bad
Arnaud KenzlerMay 22, 2017For me one of the most beautiful passes. In particular the URI page
Marghe koppaFebruary 19, 2017Fantastic.
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