ViaGottardo – It all began with the Devil

The Gotthard is more than just a pass linking Central Switzerland with Ticino. It is Switzerland’s lifeline. This is where myth collides with history, where technology meets tradition, where the builder’s skill is combined with the Devil’s cunning. The mule path over the pass dates back to the beginning of the 13th century, after the Schöllenen gorge was bridged – with the help of the Devil, as the story has it! Even today travellers on the ViaGottardo find plenty to wonder at.