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The Gotthard

The most famous of all the Alpine passes, the St Gotthard or San Gottardo (2108m), is also the most memorable. The turbulent Schöllenen Gorge, a few kilometres north of Andermatt, was first bridged in the thirteenth century, allowing traffic to penetrate up the full length of the Reuss valley from Flüelen to the pass itself, from where a continuation road followed the valley of the River Ticino all the way south to Bellinzona and Milan. (Source)

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Mount Säntis

The major attraction in the area is Mount Säntis, the highest peak (2,463m/8,209 ft.) in the Alpstein massif. It offers a panoramic view of eastern Switzerland, including the Grisons, the Bernese Alps, the Vorarlberg mountains, Lake Constance, and even Lake Zurich. On a clear day you can see as far as Swabia in southern Germany. Travel Information

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Rigi

The Rigi is a quite well-known 1800m mountain in the pre-Alps, occupying a spectacular location above the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) and offering on a clear day splendid views south to the Alps as well as north back to the area around Zurich. The Rigi featured in a book by Mark Twain and in a number of paintings by J.M.W. Turner. (From SummitPost.org">http://www.summitpost.org/show/mountain_link.pl/mountain_id/1160">SummitPost.org)

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