Great St Bernard Pass

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The hospice buildings and the lake on the Great St Bernard Pass

The Great St Bernard Pass is a pass between Switzerland and Italy. Hi is 2469 metres high. On the pass is the Great St Bernard lake.

It’s a international border Pass, situated on the drainage divide between northern Europe and southern Europe.

Throughout history the road of the Great St Bernard Pass has been an important trade route. In ancient history the pass was called by the Romans Mons Jovis in latin language. The road between Lausanne in western Switzerland and Aosta in Aosta valley region (Italy), and also the Great St Bernard Tunnel cross the pass. The hiking path on the pass ist part of the old pilgrimage route from northern Europe to Rome.