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.

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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site represents one of the most beautiful and precious mountain landscapes on our planet.  This heritage ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The nostalgic train ride through the Eiger and the Mönch up to the Jungfraujoch is already an extraordinary experience. Two intermediate stations offer a wonderful ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
History For 500 Million years the Jungfrau-Aletsch region has been scene of a constant geological and geographical evolution. The Alps are still rising approximately ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
A short film by the Swiss Commission for UNESCO
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Lake Oeschinen above Kandersteg, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes of the Alps, can be reached comfortably by gondola lift or in a 1 ½ - hour hike. ...
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