The Rhine Source Lighthouse
27 August 2019
No mountain is too high for Swiss people, but what about the lighthouse on the Oberalp Pass at an altitude of 2 046 meters?
The Rhine Lighthouse is an hour’s walk from the source of the Rhine. The Gotthard Source is the source of four rivers: the Rhine, Reuss, Rhône and Ticino.
The Lighthouse is intended as a call to travel to the source of the Rhine, as a siren. It was built in 2010 in the Swiss village of Alpnach, and then transported to the Oberalp Pass.
The Lighthouse is meant to be a visual icon for the entire Rhine area and its 50 million people.
The Lighthouse is a replica of a Lighthouse in the Netherlands, 1 233 kilometers away from the Gotthard Massiv.
The lighthouse might be located on a beach again, after 20 million years.
(More information: www.leuchtturm-rheinquelle.ch).