Mountain hut

Gotthard hospice

The old Gotthard hospice is on the list of European cultural heritage and is a milestone on the four-source path


The old Gotthard hospice (2100 m above sea level.M) has been a symbol of the connection of the cultures of Northern and Southern Europe for centuries. It probably dates back to the 13th century and is the most historic building on the Gotthard. Famous personalities have already been here: Goethe, for example, Mendelssohn and Wagner.

Over time, the hospice was rebuilt several times. After the fall of the avalanche, it was rebuilt in the 18th century as an actual Capuchin hospice and then gradually enlarged. At the beginning of the 20th century it burned down, but was rebuilt. In 2010, the hospice reopened after a three-year renovation.

Only summer operation: access by car or post bus

Opening hours


Public Transport

By Postbus from Andermatt to Gotthard Pass


By car from Andermatt to Gotthard Pass (The Gotthard Pass has winter closure)


Parking at the top of the pass (free of charge)


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