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Wednesday, 15. October 2014

Von der Natur inspiriert (german version)

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Gletschervorfeld Unteraar © natur-welten.ch

The Aare Headwaters

The Grimsel area forms the eastern border of the World Heritage Site. From the Grimsel Hospice and the Grimsel Pass Road, a hiking trail runs trough a dynamic mire landscape to the Aare glaciers north of the Grimsel Lake. These are the headwaters of the Aare River.

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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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