Aletsch Glacier, Jungfrau Region

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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. Aletsch Glacier is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Bettmeralp Edition.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Aletsch glacier is impressive. All descriptions can be found on the internet gift Wikipedia. For my part you have several points of view from front ARBAG, Moosfluh, View Point Bettmerhorn, Eggishorn. You can join these views with the different cable cars available that bring you directly on the points of view. Or of course by walking. Find you the open-air bars and restaurants nearby. For my part I have been two times and I intend to know perfectly the place and go a few more times.
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  • August 10, 2017
    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 Bettmer...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    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...  more »

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