Furka Pass, Canton of Valais

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Furka Pass, with an elevation of, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri. The Furka Oberalp Bahn line through the Furka Tunnel bypasses the pass. The base tunnel opened in 1982 and replaced a tunnel at 2100 m.The Furka Pass was used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger.Visitors can also park next to Hotel Belvédère, close to the summit, and take the short walk to the Rhone Glacier Ice Grotto. The glacier moves 30-40 metres each year, and the 100 m long tunnel and ice chamber can be visited from June when the road opens.
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  • Back in the USA, I was very excited to drive the furka pass. We were going from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano, and I was a passenger across the Grimsel pass, then took over at Furka. Grimsel was...  more »
  • We took a motoring tour of the Swiss passes. Furka is one of the most famous and did not disappoint. The road was a joy to drive. We recommend a photo at the red Grand Tour view point. We also...  more »
  • Great scenic spot on the border of Uri and Wallis.
  • One of the more picturesque Swiss high mountain passes, narrow roads though
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