Aletsch - the Region Surrounding the Largest Alpine Glacier

Riederalp

The Aletsch Forest by the Aletsch Glacier, Valais

The Aletsch Forest by the Aletsch Glacier, Valais

Walking on the Aletsch Glacier, Valais

Walking on the Aletsch Glacier, Valais

Wurzenbord

Wurzenbord

Eggishorn

Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch - Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch - Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf II

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf II

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Fiesch - Bergstation Eggishorn

Fiesch - Bergstation Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Talegga II

Aletsch Arena - Talegga II

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Piste

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Piste

Aletsch Arena - Talegga

Aletsch Arena - Talegga

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Aletschgletscher

Riederalp

Riederalp

Aletsch Arena - Wellness Resort Alpenrose

Aletsch Arena - Wellness Resort Alpenrose

Aletsch Arena - Berghotel Riederfurka

Aletsch Arena - Berghotel Riederfurka

Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

Riederalp - Mountain Resort Riederfurka Nord

Riederalp - Mountain Resort Riederfurka Nord

Belalp - Blatten - Brig

Belalp - Blatten - Brig

Incredibly immense, incredibly beautiful: the Large Aletsch Glacier is the Alps' mightiest ice flow. And the most popular, for it is easily accessible and is ideally situated for extensive hikes, winter sports and special nature excursions.

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The Aletsch region is part of a Unesco World Heritage Site. And not just because the "Large Aletsch Glacier", which carries an incredible 27 billion tons of ice, is the largest glacier of the Alps. The entire region is a habitat for many rare animal and plant species, for instance in the Aletsch Forest. The Pro Natura nature reserve is located close to the forest.

Innumerable vantage points offer a good view of the glacier, such as the Bettmerhorn above Bettmeralp. Eggishorn, which can also be reached via cable car from Fiesch via cable car, offers a magnificent view of the winding upper part of the large glacier. Lake Märjelen, which is fed by glacial meltwater, lies at a corner of the ice flow.

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