Schöllenen Gorge is a gorge formed by the upper Reuss in the Swiss canton of Uri between the towns of Göschenen to the north and Andermatt to the south. It provides access to the St Gotthard Pass.Enclosed by sheer granite walls, its road and railway require several spectacular bridges and tunnels, of which the most famous is a stone bridge known as the Teufelsbrücke .GeologyThe lower Urseren marks the boundary of the Aar massif with the autochthonous sediment of the Gotthard nappe ("Urseren-Zone"). In Altkirch quarry, on the southern end of the gorge, Triassic and Jurassic sediments are exposed. In the Schöllenen Gorge (at the Urnerloch tunnel), the Reuss enters the cristalline Aar massif (Aar granite), the gorge itself being an exemplary late alpine fluvial Water gap.HistoryEarly historyThe name of the gorge is from Rumantsch *scalinae ("stairs, steps"); recorded in German as Schellenden in 1420. It formed the upper limit of Alemannic settlement in the Alps prior to the 12th century, and the border between the bishoprics of Constance and Raetia Curensis.Using our international travel planner, Andermatt attractions like Teufelsbrucke can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Bei der Teufelsbrücke liegt der Einstieg zum Klettersteig (KS 2)...nur mit entsprechender Ausrüstung! Immer wieder, bis zum Ausstieg (450m über dem Talboden) ein imposanter "Rückblick" more »The entrance to the via ferrata (KS 2) is located at the Devil's bridge ...nur with the appropriate equipment. Again and again, until the exit (450m above the valley floor) a impressive 'review"
Historische Stätte, verbunden mit Suworow. Wir kamen in Andermatt, um diesen Ort zu besuchen. Wenn es die Möglichkeit gibt, hierher zu kommen unbedingt. more »Historic site associated with Suvorov. We came in Andermatt, to visit this place. If there is the possibility to come here.
Auf dem Weg zum Gotthardpass machten wir einen kleinen Zwischenhalt bei der Teufelsbrücke und liefen den kleine Rundweg. Der Weg ist sehr gut zu gehen und man hat einen wunderbaren Blick auf die Archi... more »On the road to the Gotthard pass, we made a little stop at Devil's bridge and ran the small circuit. The road is very good to go and there is a wonderful view on the architecture of the bridge. A freeze which pays guaranteed.
Really nice place to visit with a lot of historic backgrounds. If you're interested in historical topics then it's definitely a place to visit. Really nice story behind that bridge about the devil and how he was linked by human. ☺️
Stop and enjoy the old bridge underneath, hear the tale of a tricky devil who built it, walk the secret tunnel passage to see the waterfall and the alpine train up close. The cafe serves weak coffee and bad sandwiches, both too expensive. Also don't forget to do the slavic squat like the Devil himself.
Great experience. If you are in this area of Switzerland then its must to see place.
Very intimidating and it was a good find. Off beat place for travelers
Must stop place on your way between passes.
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