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Tuesday, 10. June 2014

Exkursionen ins Welterbe (german version)

Information only available in German

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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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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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