Point of interest
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

The Valley Gschwandtenmad

The view into the valley floor stripes over a landscape of exceptional harmony. The river Reichenbach flows in the foreground gently between lush green pastures. The massive rock and ice masses of the Wetterhorn and the Wellhorn characterize the horizon. This peculiar mixture of lovely and wild character fascinates the viewers since a long time and played a key role in the development of the Alpine tourism. In the 18th century attracted the Rosenlaui valley numerous famous artists. The works of the artists opened the eyes of an even broader audience for the fascinating Alps - the valley was widely considered in the 19th century as the epitome of a romantic landscape. The travelers at that time wanted to experience the wild romantic countryside and allow impact to their feelings. The holiday adventure was perfect when fog banks and clouds lay over the valley and a gloomy dramatic atmosphere prevailed.