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Zürich: Top-Secret Mountain Fortress Private Tour

Zürich: Top-Secret Mountain Fortress Private Tour

From US$ 462.86 per person

Explore the former top-secret Gotthard Fortress on this private guided tour and learn about the tactics used during World War II and the Cold War.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
The tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel.
Private group


  • Experience the scenic Saint-Gotthard Massif
  • Take a tour of a former top-secret mountain fortress
  • Enjoy a private tour guide
Full description

Experience a private tour of the former secret mountain fortress, Gotthard Fortress, in the Gotthard Massif.

Listen to an experienced guide explain the facility, the use of it, the importance of the Reduit strategy of Switzerland in World War I and II, and why the facility was still in use long after the Cold War.

Travel through a changing landscape from Zürich to the Gotthard Valley along Lake Zug and Lake Lucerne. See the alpine village of Andermatt and into the high mountains of the Central Alps.

Enjoy a secret journey with fascinating facts in a rough and breathtaking environment.

  • Admittance to the fortress
  • Private historical guide
  • All transportation by train and local bus
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
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