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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.
The Jungfraujoch offers visitors a high-Alpine world of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. The construction of the cog railway to the Jungfraujoch at the end of the 19th century was one of the pioneering feats of worldwide railway construction.