Aletsch Glacier, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

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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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Aletsch Glacier Reviews

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  • Fantastic place and gorgeous view. To embrace all the view on the glacier, I strongly recommand to take the gondola from Fiesch to Eggishorn. Iconic place in Switzerland and the bigger glacier in the....  more »
  • Wow, amazing to see such a large (although also shrinking) glacier and the panorama with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is awesome. We did not walk on it this time as the wind was quite bitter, but...  more »
  • Even in october it's quite windy and cold on the top, but seeing one of the not so many glaciers left so high in mountains and having chance to wander around on it is very exciting and invigorating...  more »
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  • 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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