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The Great Aletsch glacier and the UNESCO World Heritage site Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn

No matter whether you are at Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn, or Eggishorn, the view of the Aletsch glacier is unique: you can admire the glacier from up above with a gorgeous view of the enormous stream of ice. This is quite unusual because anywhere else in the Alps you usually have to look up to a glacier. Another impressive fact about the Aletsch glacier is its length: at 23 kilometers (75,463 ft), the Aletsch glacier is the longest stream of ice in the Alps. The catchment area in the Jungfrau region lies at about 4,000 m (13,124 ft) above sea level; the glacier cave in the Massa gorge is about 2,500 m (8,202 ft) lower. More photos under my travelogue Aletsch - Bettmeralp hiking

Good value tip:
For a one day trip, ask for the Bettmerhorn package which includes a round trip to the Bettmerhorn and the special of the day at the Bettmerhorn mountain restaurant (from July to September CHF 39.-/ CHF 30 with Half-fare Card/CHF 20 for children).

Directions: Bettmeralp - Riederalp
You can access these car-free alpine resorts only by cable-car from Betten to Bettmeralp or from Moerel to Riederalp.

Website: http://www.aletsch.ch

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 16, 2006
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