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Teufelsbrucke, Andermatt

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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 cristallinethe 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.The gorge appears to have been passable by a difficult footpath by the mid-12th century. This path was forced to avoid the southern part of the gorge, taking a steep ascent from Brüggliwaldboden, climbing above 1,800 m before descending to Hospental via Bäzberg. The eponymous scalinae presumably referred to steps hewn into the rock to facilitate the ascent.
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  • Travelling from Germany to Italy, a place of magical, mountain road, many tunnels, mountains, breathtaking views, the air is clean. Pass and carved into mountains monument in the shape of a cross. The monument of glory to Russian soldiers and Suvorov. Looks impressive, near a small cafe a one-story structure, conventionalized battle museum was closed. Really liked it!
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  • especially, if you know the history and know when the people hundreds of years ago have already built the great bridge
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  • For those who have still not on foot crossed the Devil's bridge, this stop below the hole, URI is absolutely recommended! Cultural and historical site and originating identity steeped in legends.
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  • Nice Place.
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