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Gotthard Base Tunnel Tours Opened!

May 11, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

Rail enthusiasts will be happy to learn that the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in the world stretching 57km, is now opened for tour bookings.

The Gotthard experience offers a two-hour tour of the record-breaking facility, where visitors will go on a journey to discover a series of major activities and events that took place over the one hundred year construction project. While in the tunnel, visitors will also have the exhilarating experience of watching trains torpedo through the tunnel from behind a specially built viewing window.

For a more comprehensive understanding of the Gotthard Tunnel, visitors can also add on other short tours related to the railway. These may include viewing the historical rolling stock of SBB Historic or gaining an insigh into the modern maintenance and intervention centre of the Gotthard-Basistunnel.

It would also be possible to go behind the scenes to learn about the secrets of the electricity production at the Amsteg power station, which allows the running of various stretches of the SBB network.

To learn more about the major towns involved in the construction of this historical feat, visitors can go on tours through the towns of Erstfeld and Göschenen, where they will see how the workers and their families lived during the this period.

The Gotthard Base Tunnel Tour runs from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 9:00 and 13:30. There is a minimum group size of six people, maximum of 24 and a minimum age of 12 years. Prices are CHF10 for youth visitors and CHF23 for adults.

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