Weissenstein – above blankets of fog

Weissenstein above Solothurn: chairlift, Planet Path, Jura Garden, playground...

Solothurn's local mountain in the first and highest Jura chain is a real hikers' paradise with impressive views into the far distance.

Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee glacier path

Alongside the Aletsch Glacier, which with a length of 23km is the longest ice flow of the Alps, the path takes you from the Bettmerhorn to the Märjelensee (Lake Märjelen). Descending gently at first it then proceeds in big bends up stone stairs to the Rote Chumma.

Bettmeralp: Alongside the Aletsch Glacier, which with a length of 23km is the longest ice flow of the Alps, the path takes you from the Bettmerhorn to the Märjelensee (Lake Märjelen).

Grimsel gneiss and Glacial Ice

The Oberaar Lake often contains ice floes which is not further surprising given that the water comes directly from the nearby glacier.

The Grimsel area is a landscape of ancient stone and primeval forces. This pass has always been used to cross from North to South or vice-versa. It also constitutes the watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean and offers some spectacular hikes, ranging from easy strolls to challenging climbs on the vertical granite walls.