UNESCO World Heritage

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

Impressive mountain chains, quaint valleys and the largest connected glaciated area in the Alps. The World Heritage site is one of the most spectacular high-mountain landscapes in the world. It represents the heart of the Alps, with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as the Great Aletsch Glacier covering a total area of 824 km2. The region brings together the most diverse habitats from glacier to steppe, and gives a clear view of the effects of climate change. The countryside has played just as important a role in European literature, art, mountain climbing and alpine tourism. Few other places on this planet could offer a comparable variety of contrasts and treasures.

Factsheet
Date of Inscription

2001 (2007 extension)

Criteria of Inscription

vii, viii, ix

Category

Natural Heritage

Region

Berne and Wallis

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Sustainable Development
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only An diesem Wochenende werden die Teilnehmenden am Beispiel des UNESCO-Weltnaturerbes das Potenzial von Bildung an ausserschulischen ...
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Further
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only Wie passen sich Tiere & Pflanzen an die aussergewöhnlichen Lebensbedingungen in den Alpen an? Wie gestaltet der ...
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Events
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  08. – 09.06.2024
The UNESCO World Heritage properties in Switzerland open their doors and invite you into the world of our Heritage with unique experiences!  Would you ...
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Visitor centre
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Alps are at risk! The Alpine space loses its importance as economic territory, the agriculture in mountain areas is weakening and the climate change will bring ...
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Attraction
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only. Der letzte Sommer war sehr heiss. Der Gletscherfloh aus dem Bilderbuch «Du bist nicht allein, kleiner Aletschfloh» ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only. Das Bildersachbuch «Du bist nicht allein, kleiner Aletschfloh» und die kostenlose BNE-Lernlandschaft nähren ...
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Hikes
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Lötschental high-altitude trail is known as one of the classic high-altitude trails – and not just because of the views of Bietschhorn. The hike ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This hike runs along the Lonza through Lötschental, one of the most pristine valleys in the Alps. It starts at the Fafleralp, which offers an impressive view ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This gorgeous hike, which is also suitable for families with children, takes you along the BLS Lötschberg mountain line, which is more than 100 years old, from ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This hike along the Lötschberg southern approach is a great way to admire the Mediterranean vegetation of the rocky steppe. The southern slopes of Valais are ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This exciting and historic hike takes you through one of the driest regions in Switzerland and is also very suitable for families. Set off down the valley from ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This trail takes you along the Suonen (irrigation channels) between Ausserberg and Eggerberg, through the quintessential rocky steppe of the inner Alpine southern ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This hike along the dry southern slopes of Valais demonstrates how important the water supply is here, since it is only thanks to traditional irrigation that the ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The starting point for this spectacular hike through the untamed Massa Gorge is Blatten near Naters. The trail first takes you through the Blattnerschliecht forest ...
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Guided tour
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Konkordiahütte is a mountain hut belonging to the Grindelwald section of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC). It is located at 2,850 metres above sea level and ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This is a delightful hike with magnificent views of the Great Aletsch Glacier. It takes you from Riederalp to Fiescheralp. First, you take a short climb from ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Starting in the main part of the village of Bellwald, with its rustic village centre, this history-packed walk takes you through the lanes of Bellwald and onwards ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
At 4,274 metres, Finsteraarhorn is the highest mountain on our World Heritage Site. Although only experienced alpinists are allowed to climb Finsteraarhorn, the ...
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