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Andermatt.....Rosenlaui

Is anyone familiar with the Andermatt & Rosenlaui areas? I can't find much info on them. I understand RS Switzerland book had info on Rosenlaui in the past.
Danke!
Patsy

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Andermatt is okay. There was a garrison there and since it closed, the local economy has been in decline. So the authorities partnered with Orascom to build a mega-luxurious hotel and resort that effectively doubles the village area. I have not been back since they built the resort but that does not sound very appealing to me.
I have not been to Rosenlaui.

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Danke, Mark-
We are leaning toward Rosenlaui, which sounds beautiful.
Patsy

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Bitte gärngscheh Patsy,
Rosenlaui looks great. Any other places you are considering? Kandersteg and lake Oeschinensee are also great. Are you going to the French or Italian parts?
Andermatt is the location where some scenes in the iconic 1964 James Bond Goldfinger movie were shot (the gas station scene). The film crew including Sean Connery stayed at Hotel Bergidyll in Andermatt.

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I saw your previous posts regarding your itinerary. I am afraid that Rosenlaui which is not very far from Murren does not offer enough contrast.
Have you considered Zermatt for a few days?
The French part ? You could stay in Vevey or Montreux. Visit the Chillon castle, Lausanne, Gruyères, and the Lavaux vineyards. That part of Switzerland has a different feel.
The Italian part? Ascona and the Val Verzasca .
Appenzell? Graubünden?

Regarding your interest in WW2, you can visit parts of the now decommissioned massive Swiss National Redoubt (Schweizer Alpenfestung or Réduit suisse). For example the one at the Gotthard which was strategic:
http://www.sasso-sangottardo.ch/en/

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I was in Andermatt several years ago. The village itself is not very large, it is completely surrounded by high mountains and landscape is spectacular. The trip to St. Gotthard and descent by car to the Airolo side is extremely scenic (it looks like you are landing a small plane to the airstrip in the valley bottom when you are just driving your car). Other scenic places can be reached by railway: Oberalp pass, the old Furka railway (summer only).

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Danke, Everyone.....we are in Hasliberg Goldern, above Meiringen, hiking & enjoying the gorgeous views of the Alps. On to Murren in a couple days.
Thanks for all your input.
Patsy