Aletsch Glacier, Bettmeralp

#9 of 27 in Parks in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
World heritage site · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Inscribed on the World Heritage List, Aletsch Glacier represents the largest glacier in the Alps, spanning 23 km (14 mi) in length. In order to protect the natural beauty of the area, only some parts of the glacier are accessible to tourists. You can access some of the popular vantage points by cable car, which allows for breathtaking views of awe-inspiring peaks.Or youc an take in the spectacular panorama by joining a guided tour, which are offered by many professional touring companies. Add Aletsch Glacier and other attractions to your Bettmeralp trip itinerary using our Bettmeralp online sightseeing planner.
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  • A UNESCO protected wonder, there are many places from where you can enjoy the views of this amazing glacier, such asa Hohfluh, Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn . Eggishorn is best if you do not...  more »
  • It takes you 2 rides in gondola's up to the Aletsch Glacier but it is worth every swiss frank! Nice views!  more »
  • No wonder this is an UNESCO world heritage site. It is absolutely stunning. The hiking trail can be a bit challenging sometimes but it is worth the effort, because you constantly have great views on.....  more »
  • I did a day hike here. The route and the glacier run side by side. Looking down on it was amazing. You could see how much it has decreased over time on the rock face at the far side.
  • Alstsch glacier can be seen from multiple points. Eggishorn provides beautiful panoramic views of the glacier. Easily accessible by lift from Fiesch. Worth a visit.
  • Deep in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the magnificent Aletch Glacier meanders in the valley. As glaciers are slowly receding, it is crucial to experience the glacier before it is too late. I stayed near Bettmeralp which is a short day hike to the glacier. The natural beauty is stunning. I went out on the glacier, which requires experience and gear(ice axe, crampons, ropes, etc.). Do not venture out on the glacier without proper knowledge, experience, or gear. There are ice caves, underground glacial streams, and steep drops throughout the glacier. It was an experience of a lifetime and I recommend everyone to witness the beauty that the Swiss Alps has to offer.
  • It's an awesome experience to come here, watching natural special scenery which is great and beautiful.
  • Unbelievable view.... Awesome... Beauty of Nature..

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