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Furka Mountain Route - Steam Railway

The Furka mountain route was supposed to be shut down. Since the opening of the Furka base tunnel in the year 1982 it is actually no longer required. The train route, which is a sight worth seeing, was preserved thanks to a private initiative.

The Furka mountain route was supposed to be shut down. Since the opening of the Furka base tunnel in the year 1982 it is actually no longer required. The train route, which is a sight worth seeing, was preserved thanks to a private initiative.

Furka Mountain Route - Steam Railway
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Gletsch: Rhone Glacier Apron

A Nature Trail leaves the Hotel Glacier du Rhone in Gletsch on the Furkapass. A mere half-hour's walk includes information on flora, fauna, the dynamics of the ice flow, and glaciology.

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

Gletsch: Rhone Glacier Apron
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