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Wednesday, 20. August 2014

Welterbe-Woche 2014 «Natur als Inspiration» (german version)

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Oeschinensee © natur-welten.ch

Oeschinen Lake

Formed long ago after a rock fall, the Oeschinen Lake above Kandersteg is particulary worthy of being called a mountain lake. To the east and the south, the steep rock faces of the Blüemlisalp, Oeschinenhorn, Fründenhorn and Doldenhorn - all three-thousand-meter peaks - reach nearly all the way down to the lake surface.

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Suone Gorperi © natur-welten.ch

Suonen: Vital Irrigation Channels

The inhabitants of areas with little precipitation on the south-facing slopes of the Valais have had to cope with aridity for centuries. Through man-made channels called suonen, they divert water from glacial streams to their fields and meadows.

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