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Tuesday, 10. June 2014

Exkursionen ins Welterbe (german version)

Information only available in German

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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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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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