Gletsch: Rhone Glacier Apron

Oberwald

Obergoms - Hungerberg

Obergoms - Hungerberg

Grimsel Richtung Aaretal

Grimsel Richtung Aaretal

Gletsch mit dem Bahnhof der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke

Gletsch mit dem Bahnhof der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke

Oberwald - Schweiz, Wallis: Blick zu den Bahnhöfen der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke und der Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn

Oberwald - Schweiz, Wallis: Blick zu den Bahnhöfen der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke und der Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn

Gelmer Staumauer

Gelmer Staumauer

Grimsel Hospiz, Grimselsee

Grimsel Hospiz, Grimselsee

The name of the village, Gletsch, says it all: it is clearly a place near a glacier. And indeed, that was once the case.

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In those days, the guests of the Hotels Glacier du Rhone were able to dine with a view onto the nearby ice flow. Nowadays, the Gletsch nature trail gives an impression of what was once the mighty presence of the Rhone Glacier. During a tour that takes about 30 minutes, five information points describe moraine walls dating from various eras, pioneer plants, the dynamics of a glacier river (the Rhone in this case), fauna in and alongside the stream, wetlands and low-moor bogs.

How to get there:
Drive or take public transportation from Brig or Andermatt to Gletsch on the Furka Pass.

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