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Monday, 27. October 2014

Stimmen aus dem Welterbe (german version)

Information only available in German

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Aletschgletscher © Lorenz A. Fischer / allvisions

The Longest Glacier in the Alps

At a length of 22.6 kilometers and with a surface of 81.69 square kilometers, the Great Aletsch Glacier is the longest and biggest glacier in the Alps.

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Kristall © KWO, Neil Barcley

World of Crystals

The crystal cleft at Gerstenegg displays the fascinating world of crystals in their natural form. The cavern is situatet about 1.5 kilometers inside the Grimsel Massif. It was discovered in 1974 during construction work for a hydropower station and now constitutes one of the main attractions on the guided tour of the power station.

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