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When Sun 21. May 2023 08:30 - 21:00 
Meeting place Zürich HB, bellow the big clock in the main hall.
Gotthard Base Tunnel and Short Trip To Bellinzona 

Dear Exchange Students,

Did you know that Switzerland is home to the worlds longest raillway tunnel? With a whoopping length of 57.09 km, the gotthard Base Tunnel holds the record since 2016. In this event, you will get a guided tour inside the tunnel where you will learn interesting facts about the tunnel and its history. As a highlight, there is a glass window inside the tunnel where you can experience the trains passing with up to 200 km/h.

After the guided tour, we will take the train through the old tunnel and along one of Switzerlands most scenic train routes to get to Bellinzona, the capital of the canton of Ticcino. With its castle in the city center its the perfect spot to enjoy some sunnshine and a glass of red wine. You will have the chance to explore the city on your own.

In the evening/late afternoon, we will take the train back to Zürich. This train will finaly make use of the Gotthard base tunnel to get us all back home in (almost) no time. We will be back at around 7pm, but plan in some extra time :)

Looking forward to have a fun event with you :)

Unfortunately, we can only accept a limitted amount of participants older than 25 (i.e. born before the 21.05.1998) due to restrictions to the train tickets. We will contact you if it becomes an issue.

Gotthard Tunnel-Erlebnis | SBB

Treno Gottardo – Locarno via Gotthard-Panoramastrecke – SOB

The Castles of Bellinzona: Back to the Middle Ages | Happy.Rentals

Disclaimer: we have introduced a BLACKLIST. Please make sure to deregister 72h in advance if you can't make it to the event (in case of emergencies you can contact Joël at Otherwise you will be barred from events for the next two weeks, and removed from any events you were registered for during that period. Thank you!


Max. Participants11 -> Registration is necessary.
Entrance / Fee
without ESN card: CHF 40.00
with ESN card: CHF 33.00
Entrance / Fee Comment

The Price includes

  • Guided Tour through the Base Tunnel including all safety equipment.
  • Train rides throughout the day.

Some other infos

  • For people with a GA, the Price is 25.- CHF (with ESN card 21.-).
  • We can't provide any reductions for half fare, seven25, ...
Coordinator(s) Joël Lingg 
  • Please wear closed shoes (i.e. no flip-flops, sandals,...)
  • The temperature in the tunnel is 20 °C
  • We will plan to have a short lunch break in Erstfeld. There is a takeaway close by but we recommend bringing your own lunch.
  • If you like, bring some games to play with each other :)
  • For safety reasons, the organizer needs to know who is taking part in the tour. For this reason, please also state the place where you live as a comment. Just PLZ and village are enough (e.g. 8000 Zürich, 8600 Dübendorf, 8909 Affoltern,...).
Registration Sat 15. April 2023 - Mon 15. May 2023
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