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Aletsch Glacier

Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region, Switzerland
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Europe's largest glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage site, surrounded by geological glacial featured landscapes and Alpine flora and wildlife.
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Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get here early and enjoy the peace before the crowds arrive. Truly breathtaking scenery. We could hardly see anything on the gondola up from Betten (very cloudy!) but it cleared as we got into Bettmeralp.

Thank HLochead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The glacier is beautiful from the observation area, but to experience it much better hike the easy path over to Fiesch cable station. Takes about 4 hours, don't take the tunnel, you miss a very pretty section.

1  Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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...More

Thank Ivo V
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.

Thank dedacain
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.

Thank KidLove
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...More

Thank TryppAdams
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...More

1  Thank FCFFCF
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...More

Thank Joe_Shlabotnik
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.

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

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

Thank jodid769
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