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Since 1788 | 6474 Amsteg (UR)

Hotel Stern & Post

Small but nice. Charming hotel with nostalgic parlours reminiscent of the heyday of stagecoaches.
After a gentle and stylish renovation, the historic hotel from 1788 is experiencing a new heyday: The well-kept rooms, the dignified restaurant and the special seminar rooms are aimed at guests who are looking for peace and relaxation and like to revel in the past.
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After a gentle and stylish renovation, the historic hotel from 1788 is experiencing a new heyday: The well-kept rooms, the dignified restaurant and the special seminar rooms are aimed at guests who are looking for peace and relaxation and like to revel in the past.

The romantic inn in 1788 was one of the first post offices in Switzerland and a hostel for famous guests such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Hans Christian Andersen. Many antiques are reminiscent of the heyday of stagecoach traffic on the Gotthard. The park-like garden, the rooms with the historical details with authentic furniture and the cozy dining room offer real nostalgic charm.


In the country, By the water

Hotel classification

3 Stars

Opening Hours

From Easter to October


Banquets/Weddings, Seminar/business, Active/sport, Park/garden, Family/child friendly, Art & culture, Icomos Award
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The Hotel Stern & Post in Amsteg is one of the oldest inns in Central Switzerland: its first documentary mention dates back to 1357. At that time, the modest hostel served pilgrims and traders as a last resting place before the dangerous crossing of the Alps.
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With the growing interest in the Alpine regions in the course of the 18th century, scientists and writers also found their way across the Gotthard, above all Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) on his three Swiss journeys. After a great village fire in May 1788, a completely new inn was built: a typical Central Swiss house with a steep gable roof and several rows of windows in the Baroque panelled dining rooms on the first floor.

After the opening of the stagecoach connection over the Gotthard Pass in 1830, the formerly modest inn became an important post office exchange station. Already from the opening year of the road over the Gotthard Pass comes an important extension in Biedermeier style on the back of the main building. In 1850, the Swiss Federal Post Office, which had been created two years earlier, set up the first public post office in the inn. Around 1870, a new branch was added on the west side towards the banks of the Reuss, which offered even more comfort to well-heeled tourists from abroad. The opening of the Gotthard Railway in 1882 had hardly any negative impact on the success of the Hotel Stern & Post in Amsteg has always remained a sought-after stage location on the north-south axis through the Swiss Alps. Thus, after the Second World War, when automobile traffic to the south increased sharply, the hotel received further significant renovations. . In the post-war period, the panorama hall cantilevered on supports was also built on the garden side. The Hotel Stern & Post has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2008, and in 2009 the hotel received a special award from the Icomos jury "for the professional restoration of the completely preserved stock of high-quality hotel furniture from all eras of the operation".



The Hotel Stern und Post in Amsteg is located in a popular hiking area and directly on the Via Gottardo. Discover for yourself the famous Maderanertal or the Arnisee. Other worthwhile destinations are Lake Uri with the Rütli, the Gotthard massif and the Göscheneralpsee.

Contact & Arrival

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Hotel Stern & Post
Gotthardstrasse 88, 6474 Amsteg (UR)

+41 41 884 01 01


Our cozy house is well located on the north-south highway and is an ideal location for numerous hikes and passes (nearby passes are Furka, Gotthard, Klausen, Lukmanier, Nufenen, Oberalp and Susten).

Arrival by private vehicle
Motorway A2, exit no. 38 Amsteg, on cantonal road south about 300 meters to Amsteg (our house is clearly visible in the middle of the village).

Estimated travel time

Andermatt (20 min. / 21.5 km)
Airolo (30 min. / 34 km)
Basel (1 hour 30 min / 148 km)
Bern (1 hour 35 min. / 163 km)
Lucerne (35 min. / 53 km)
Milano (2 hrs 10 mins / 192 km)
Schwyz (30 min. / 33 km)
Train (45 min. / 56 km)
Zurich (1 hour / 90 km)

Arrival by public transport
By train to Altdorf or Erstfeld station. Continue by bus directly to our front door (bus lines 401 and 412, direction Göschenen to stop Amsteg Post).

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Special price furniture 2009
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