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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.

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.

Crystal Trail Hike

A small crystal named Grims has been living in its crystal crack for centuries. Grims would now like to see something of the world and has but one goal: run away and discover nature.

A hike along the old trading route between the Historic Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz and the Hotel and Nature Resort Handeck takes you through some lovely terrain and also some of the most mineral rich.