|Elevation||2,044 m (6,706 ft)|
|Traversed by||Road, rail|
Oberalp Pass (Romansh: Alpsu or Cuolm d'Ursera, German: Oberalppass) (el. 2044 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the cantons of Graubünden and Uri between Disentis and Andermatt.
The public road that crosses the pass is closed in winter, but the Furka-Oberalp railway line, now part of the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn, runs year round and provides a limited shuttle for cars in winter (reservation required). When the road closes depends on snowfall and varies between the end of October and the beginning of December. The road opens again in spring, usually by the end of April but sometimes not until mid May.
Source of the Rhine river
The Rhine springs from a source nearby (Tomasee), which is marked by a working lighthouse. A multiday trekking route is signposted across Oberalp pass and along the young Rhine called Senda Sursilvana.
Oberalpsee is located 20 m below, in the direction of Andermatt.
|Line(s)||Brig - Disentis/Mustér|
|Platforms||3 (2 during the winter)|
|Owner||Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn|
|Line ops||Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn|
Oberalppass railway station is located just below the Oberalp ski area. It has three platforms, and is owned and run by the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. It has 3 platform, one of which is a terminating platform from Andermatt, and is not used during the winter.
Public trains are operated every half hour each direction. The station also has Glacier Express trains and car shuttle trains (during the winter only) passing through it. The station has a waiting room.
|Preceding station||Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn||Following station|
Swiss timetable 143
The Oberalp Pass passes the Oberalp ski area, which is part of the Gotthard Oberalp Arena.
There are currently plans for the ski area to be linked up with Nätschen, the neighbouring mountain, which is also part of the Gotthard Oberalp Arena.
Oberalpsee and railway/road protection tunnel
- List of highest paved roads in Europe
- List of mountain passes
- List of the highest Swiss passes
- Gotthard Oberalp Arena
- Statistic opening period of the pass (german)
- Swiss Ski resort Oberalp Pass and Sedrun (English)
- Hiking Switzerland on Senda Sursilvana across the pass (English)
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