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Thursday, 5. November 2015

Schweizer Meerträubchen (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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Aletschwald © Rafael Schmid

The Aletsch Forest

The Aletsch Forest, with its unique population of Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra), extends around the tongue of the Aletsch Glacier. Low temperatures, piercing winds and long winter seasons limit the growth rate of the trees.

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