There's still a few hundred metres to go before you get to the almost 17-kilometre long motorway tunnel.
The Gotthard Pass summit.
The first road for vehicles was built between 1827 and 1830; but the Tremola road was only completed in 1951.
The St Gotthard Hospice at the top of the pass. The first written account indicating the presence of a hospice there dates from 1237.
The old muleteers' path.
Before electrification, an electric cable ran along the entire railway, providing a telegraph and telephone link. A cabin was placed every 800 metres to protect it.
The southern portal of the new Base Tunnel.
On Andermatt plain.
Despite being known in ancient times, it was only really from the beginning of the 18th century that the Gotthard Pass started to gain importance. Today it is one of the main connections between the north and south of the Alps. (Photos: Carlo Pisani, swissinfo.ch)