Smartphone App: Walking along the Gotthard Railway Line

Discover the impressive railway hiking path with the smartphone app by Audiotours: more than 125 years of railway history and all kinds of interesting facts on selected topics of the region at one click.

Project description

 - The hike covers 23.4 kilometers along the North portal to the Gotthard between Erstfeld and Göschenen. Once you are on the path, your current position is indicated real-time on a map whenever the GPS function is activated. The 43 places of interest along the route are also shown on the map and can be found with pictures, texts and sound, mostly with a direct view of the track. Hiking suggestions, current public transport connections and maps on sections of the route together with elevation profiles and indications of time simplify planning. And the youngsters among the hikers with some skill should manage to grab the Gottardo Explorer’s Certificate in a quiz.

The app includes sizeable amounts of data and is preferably downloaded over WLAN to the smartphone in advance. After installation, the entire contents are available offline so that no charges are incurred. Updates can be obtained at any time if necessary.

With this project, Audiotours was responsible for all the aspects, ranging from concept, execution with pictures, texts and sound to the app programming.

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Audiotours in the media

Mit Smartphone den Gottardo-Wanderweg erkunden Urner Wochenblatt | 5.6.2011 | PDF 2'736 KB
Gottardo-Wanderweg wird interaktiv Neue Urner Zeitung | 5.6.2011 | PDF 2'947 KB
Gottardo-Wanderweg bereit für iPhone-Kids Reisemagazin SBB | 28.5.2011 | PDF 819 KB
Wandern mit Audiotour «via», das Magazin des öffentlichen Verkehrs | Ausg. Juni 2011 | PDF 135 KB
Gottardo: Der Wanderweg Web-Angebote
Railaway Webseite Webseite «Tagesausflüge»
Uri Tourismus App-Angebote

Key Project Facts


Walking along the Gotthard Railway Line: The iPhone and Android App.
Since May 2011.


Hiking trail between Erstfeld und Göschenen (UR)


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