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Aletsch Glacier

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Address: Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region, Switzerland
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Europe's largest glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage site, surrounded by...

Europe's largest glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage site, surrounded by geological glacial featured landscapes and Alpine flora and wildlife.

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Good view of the glacier from Jungfrau. Air is thin so little difficulty in walking. But worth to spend time there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the top of the Eggishorn in Fiesch or if you like a bit of a hike, take the cable train in Ried-Morel to Riederalp, after a 10 minute walk you get on another cabletrain called the "moosfluh" with blue windshields. At the top you have a magnificent view on the Aletsch Glacier and the top of the Jungfrau glacier... More 

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Kozhikode, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Good view of the glacier from Jungfrau. Air is thin so little difficulty in walking. But worth to spend time there.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

High on the Top of the World you can see the wonderful glacier below and marvel at the surrounding mountains. Beautiful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are some great views of the start of this glacier from the Sphinx or Jungfraujoch at the Top of Europe. If had more time in Switzerland, it would have been great to head south and catch a better view of the glacier from Eggishorn or Bettmeralp, but I was on a pretty tight timeline so just enjoyed the amazing... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is certainly one of the best panoramas of Switzerland (and there are a thousands worth seeing). I would suggest a whole hiking day in the area. Very good options are to start in Fiescheralp or Bettmeralp and do a whole tour of Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn. The trail is easy and does not gain a lot of altitude. Alternatively climbing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Aletsch glacier is simply a natural masterpiece. Good for both hiking and mountaineering, and for easygoing sightseeing. The magnificence of the glacier and the surrounding peaks can be fully enjoyed from several view points (namely Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn). Main peaks and view points can be reached through a number of trails, or via a cable car, the main starting... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great day out. Traveled from Lucern by car. Two cable cars to the top of mountain. Fit people can walk right to the glacier.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The best panoramic views are offered from the Grünsee Suspension Bridge. Beautiful rugged, jagged terrain.

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Aletsch Glacier (Aletschgletscher) is the largest glacier in the western Eurasia. It runs from the Bernese/Jungfrau region and winds it ways down to the Valais region. The formation of such long, thick and broad glacier arena with a shape resembles an image of lizard; had earned its inscription of the UNESCO World Heritage in 2001. One of the top adventures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is a place that you must see... I saw it from the Jungfraujoch for the first time. The mighty mountains and the pass are breathtaking.

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