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Monday, 27. October 2014

Stimmen aus dem Welterbe (german version)

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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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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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