Apr 26, 2018 - 3:25 AM
in reply to rockoyster
Haha ... come in spinner (date appropriate). Explains why my Google search returned zero. Dah!
The Saint-Gotthard Massif is a mountain range in the Alps in Switzerland, located at the border of four cantons: Valais, Ticino, Uri and Graubünden. The Gotthard Pass (at 2,106m) traverses the Saint-Gotthard Massif and connects northern and southern Switzerland. There are three major traffic tunnels, each being the world's longest at the time of their construction: the Gotthard Rail Tunnel (1882), the Gotthard Road Tunnel (1980) and the Gotthard Base Tunnel (2016).
The Gotthard Pass is quoted in the Annales Stradenses (13th century), a guide for pilgrims who wanted to reach Rome or the Holy Land.
The massif is believed to be named after Gotthard of Hildesheim – born in Bavaria in 960, died 1038 and canonized in 1131.
Thx for the link to RhB ... I'll give it a go. SBB would only allow booking 30 days out.