At the top of the Simplon Pass, one of the most beautiful Alpine crossings, a monument still stands in commemoration of World War II: an eight metre-high stone figure of an eagle, erected during the war by the 11th mountain brigade who kept watch at the Simplon Pass. The view of the magnificent Alpine landscape throws the inscription added by the soldiers at the time into sharp relief: the huge granite eagle is meant to commemorate their loyal service and forever remind us that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
When: all year round
Where: top of the Simplon Pass
distance: approx. 40 km
one-way journey time: approx. 55 min (car) to 1 h 25 min (train and bus)
accessible: by car or train and bus
more information: www.simplon.ch