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The highest road passes in Switzerland

Switzerland's most beautiful road passes

Petr Liška
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The highest road passes in Switzerland
Inserted: 18.10.2019
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

As an Alpine country, Switzerland offers a range of high mountain passes that linked individual cantons or led to neighboring countries. Let's look at the highest and most beautiful of them

1.
Umbrail Pass

Pass under Stelvio

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 501 m / 8 205 ft

Umbrail Pass (2,501 m asl) with its altitude is one of the highest road alpine passes. Nevertheless, it is in… continue reading

2.
Nufenen Pass

The second highest Swiss road pass

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 478 m / 8 130 ft

Just a short distance from the Italian border is located the second highest Swiss Nufenen Pass (2,478 meters… continue reading

3.
The Great St. Bernard Pass

Famous Bernardin Pass

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 473 m / 8 114 ft

One of the most beautiful and even the highest alpine road passes is the Great St. Bernard Pass (2,473m asl).… continue reading

4.
Flüela Pass

Pass with four lakes

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 383 m / 7 818 ft

The Flüela Pass (2,383 meters above sea level) is located in the canton of Graubünden. The road leading… continue reading

5.
Bernina Pass

Pass near four thousand mountain

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 330 m / 7 644 ft

There´s a famous swiss railway Bernina Express over the top of this climb between Chur and Tirano and it is… continue reading

6.
Albula Pass

The picturesque pass

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| Altitude: 2 315 m / 7 595 ft

As you climb the Albula Pass (2,315 meters above sea level), you will be able to see several times the… continue reading

7.
Forcola di Livigno

Gate to the duty free zone

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 315 m / 7 595 ft

The Forcola di Livigno Pass (2315 meters above sea level) is the border pass between Switzerland and the… continue reading

8.
Julier Pass

Pass with lake

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 284 m / 7 493 ft

Julier Pass (2,284m above sea level) connects the canton of Graubünden and the Engadine valley. It is located… continue reading

9.
Gemmi pass

Pass with a beautiful lake

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| Altitude: 2 204 m / 7 231 ft

Gemmi pass is a mountain pass that near above the spa town of Leukerbad. From Leukerbad you can take the… continue reading

10.
Grimsel Pass

Warm up for Furka Pass

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 164 m / 7 100 ft

Grimsel Pass (2,164 meters above sea level) is renowned for its stunning south-facing views of the ascending… continue reading

11.
Splügen Pass

Passo dello Spluga

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 113 m / 6 932 ft

Border pass betwwen Switzerland and Italy with lots of harpin bends and tunnels continue reading

12.
Gotthard Pass

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 106 m / 6 909 ft

The Gotthard Pass (2,106 meters above sea level) is one of the most important Swiss passes. It connects the… continue reading

13.
San Bernardino Pass

Pass with a beautiful lake

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| Altitude: 2 066 m / 6 778 ft

The San Bernardino Pass (2,066 meters above sea level) is located directly on a mountain lake. It is located… continue reading

14.
Oberalp Pass

Pass with railway track

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 046 m / 6 713 ft

The Oberalp Pass (2,046 meters above sea level) is one of the lowest alpine two-thousand-meter high passes,… continue reading

15.
Simplon Pass

Ancient connection of Switzerland with Italy

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 005 m / 6 578 ft

The Simplon Pass (2,005 meters above sea level) is one of the lowest alpine 2,000 road passes. Not far from… continue reading

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