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Lotschberg, Switzerland

From series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
Year: 2007.

One of the leading tunnels, Lötschberg railway tunnel opened in 2007, whereas its construction ended the year before. Lötschberg is the world’s longest land tunnel, 34700 metres long. It accommodates passenger and freight trains. The tunnel links the densely populated Swiss canton of Vale, which is famous for its thermal water resorts with the canton of Bern, which is also very popular among tourists.

More than 20000 people use the tunnel every week. It is a favourite and the most efficient way to get to a destination city both for tourists and locals. Trains move through the tunnel at an average speed of 200 km/h which allows to cover a great distance in just a few minutes. It took less than two years to build the safe tunnel of high quality with the latest imaging technology.

The total cost of the investments involved was more than 3 billion Swiss francs. Nowadays the project entered a second implementation phase. It has been decided to build a 60-km-long tunnel which is parallel to Lötschberg to reduce the travel time from Zurich to Milan. Despite the huge investments, the tunnel under the Alps fully confirms its existence, as more than 120 passenger and commercial trains use it daily. Next - Zhongnanshan tunnel

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Lotschberg - interactive map

Nearest airports:
 »  Interlaken Airport ZTJ - in 31 km
 »  Sion Airport SIR - in 37 km
 »  Belp Airport BRN - in 57 km
 »  Corrado Gex Airport AOT - in 80 km
 »  Buochs Airport BXO - in 81 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Lotschberg

Hotel Steinbock

Located in 2 km from Lotschberg
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Rooms: 9
The rustic-style rooms at Hotel Steinbock offer mountain views. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. Guests can relax on the sun terrace and use the … More: photo, rates and booking
Alpenhotel zur Wildi

Located in 3 km from Lotschberg
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Rooms: 10
Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire Alpenhotel zur Wildi. All rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, a DVD player and a seating area. Fine Swiss … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 4 km from Lotschberg
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Rooms: 10
Some rooms come with private bathrooms, others feature shared bathroom facilities. Satellite TV is provided in some of the double rooms. Free Wi-Fi … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Nest- und Bietschhorn

Located in 6 km from Lotschberg
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Rooms: 17
Being the oldest hotel in the unspoilt high alpine Lotschen valley, the family-run Hotel Nest- und Bietschhorn offers traditional hospitality and … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Niouc Bridge
21 km - Niouc Bridge
In Switzerland, Niouc Hängebrücke was built in 1922 above the deep ravine at the bottom of the river Navizence. In contrast to many other Hängebrücken, it was built not for the improvement of the transport infrastructure of the region, but for the optimal …
Wengen Resort
24 km - Wengen Resort
The fans of ski sports probably know the famous Swiss spa town of Wengen, which is situated on the territory of the region of the Jungfrau region. This is where Lauberhorn races take place. The competition has been named as a 'black' ski slope of the same name, one of …
Eiger Run Ski Slope
32 km - Eiger Run Ski Slope
Eiger Run, located on the territory of the health resort Grindelwald in Switzerland, has been recognized as one of the most dangerous ski slopes. There is almost no signposting on the slopes, which are steep on the sharp curves and descents. It is also crossed by …
45 km - Cleuson-Dixence
The highest settlement in the world is located in Switzerland. Many travelers know Cleuson-Dixence under the other name - Grande Dixence. The wall of the dam on the Dixence river has the height of 285 meters. The dam has always been used since 1964 and has not lost its …
Skeleton Bar
52 km - Skeleton Bar
Skeleton Bar is situated in Gruyères, Switzerland. This place will like the fans of the movie "Aliens". The interior was made by world-known designer Hans Ruedi Giger. It is he, who made special effects of the cult movie. Thanks to the atmosphere, the visitors have …
Tibitis Landscape Ads
53 km - Tibitis Landscape Ads
It is also necessary to mention landscape advertising, which often becomes the true masterpiece of landscape art. The Swiss and the frequent guests of the country know the famous Tibits restaurants, which are aligned to the vegetarians. In modern restaurants the fresh, …

Top destination around Lotschberg - Crans-Montana

The world famous ski resort is an attractive holiday destination for both professional skiers and ordinary tourists. Here you can relax with children and learn skiing skills in a local school, take a walk through the beautiful forests and visit a variety of entertainment programs. The total length of the ski runs is 160 kilometers, a considerable part of them can be attributed to the medium level of complexity.

La Tza run would be suitable for experienced skiers; a circular route located in the town of Bella Lui also has the high level of complexity. Piste Nationale remains the most popular and crowded ski-run. Those who want to ride in extreme conditions have to climb to the Plaine Morteglacier. Experienced skiers will be pleased with upscale piste, the length of which is 8 kilometers.

Recently, a new fun-park dedicated to cross-country skiing was opened at the resort. There is also a great toboggan run on the territory of fun-park. In addition to many ski slopes and runs, two outdoor rinks operate at the resort. On weekends colorful ice discos are arranged there. The Valaisia hotel houses the beautiful swimming pool with sea water, which is available to everyone. Also, the famous hotel has a popular beauty salon. In Moubra Lake town a popular amusement park is situated; it would be interesting for absolutely everyone to visit it. Here there are the most incredible rides and sports facilities. Close to the park there is an indoor climbing wall of 7 meters height.
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