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Sasso San Gottardo

Temporary provisions COVID-19 until further notice.

Unguided visit to the "exhibitions" sector:

  • Adults CHF 18.
  • Children up to the age of 15 free of charge
  • Museum Pass accepted
  • Only upon reservation according to the timetable published on www.sasso-sangottardo.ch.
  • Maximum duration of the visit 45 minutes, you can finish the visit after 30 minutes.

At the moment only from Friday to Sunday. For groups, on request, also open on other days.

Guided tour of the historical fortress:

  • Forfait CHF 35.-
  • No reduction
  • Museum Pass not accepted
  • Only upon reservation according to the timetable published on www.sasso-sangottardo.ch.
  • From Friday to Sunday two visits per day.
  • Obligation to wear a protective visor (mask is not sufficient), which can be purchased locally for CHF 3.

Visits are currently only in German. 

For groups of max. 6 people visits in other languages and on other possible days.



Deep in the heart of the mountain is hidden a network of Swiss army artillery fortifi cations which were top secret until a few years ago.
What was once considered an unassailable fortress and went down in the history books under the name of «Reduit Suisse» («Swiss Redoubt»), now houses the unforgettable world of Gotthard.
Come and see the biggest group of crystals ever found in the Alpine regions and the multi-media displays that highlight the myth of the Gotthard and the theme of mobility and energy. Plunge into the longest train tunnel in the world and marvel at its dimensions and the new possibilities it offers. The darkness yields up many surprises and leads you into a dynamic world of speed, precision, steel and stone.

Ride up to the historical fortress in the underground «Metro del Sasso». Experience history up close in the gun emplacements, magazines and soldiers’ living quarters deep in the heart of the Gotthard. A gallery brings you out into the open onto a spectacular platform, where you can enjoy the view of the rugged mountain landscape from an astonishing perspective.

An unforgettable experience for young and old, whether families, schools or groups.

In the 'exhibitions' area, a museum has been set up to display civil themes of the region:

  • Giant crystals and cabinet of curiosities with crystal jewellery
  • Model room
  • Artwork 'Bildmaschine Reduit' by Tullio Zanovello
  • Top Secret special exhibition: P-26 on a Swiss secret organisation
  • Energy cave

With the "Metro del Sasso" funicular railway, visitors can reach the historical-military part of the fortress:

  • Troop accommodation, ammunition magazine, gun emplacements, machine gun emplacement, fire centre
  • Exhibition on Switzerland's most popular general: Henry Guisan
  • Exhibition "Gotthard manoeuvre, Warsaw Pact and 99 balloons".


  • small and large unguided tours
  • Guided tours
  • Adventure tour
  • Fortress guard tour
  • Treasure hunt

GROUPS: At any time upon request

INDIVIDUALS: Open from 10:30 to 15:00 hrs. (last admission) on the following days:

  • June: Weekends and public holidays
  • July: daily, except for Tuesday
  • August: daily
  • September/October: Wednesday to Sunday

SINGLE ADMISSION (with registration/guided tour)
On request, daily possible. Reservation requested for groups of 8 persons or more: www.scopri-il-cuore-della-svizzera.ch

Guided and adventuer tour: www.scopri-il-cuore-della-svizzera.ch

Partner Ticino Ticket

Thanks to Ticino Ticket you can visit this attraction at a discounted price. Ask the ticket at your hotel, campsite or hostel and find out all the offers you can receive.


  • OPENING 03.06 - 21.10
  • VENUES Suitable for families
  • MUSEUMS Theme museums