Glacier garden Dossen

Zermatt

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

© Michael Portmann

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Above Fluri lies the glacier garden Dossen, a witness of the last ice age.

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Gorner Glacier, the second largest glacier in the Alps, is particularly thrilling. When the glacier receded it left an entire garden full of glacial potholes above the hamlet of Furi. The potholes were created by melt water that flowed down to the bed of the glacier through crevasses. The remains of a soapstone quarry can also be seen in the glacier garden. The stone from this quarry was crafted into (among other things) crockery and artfully designed stoves, some of which can still be admired in the homes of Upper Valais.

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