Natural phenomenon with UNESCO award

Imposing, gigantic, simply impressive. Big words that do little when it comes to adequately describing the unique natural landscape visitors come face to face with. No wonder this UNESCO natural phenomenon  – with the Great Aletsch Glacier and Aletsch forest – are so dear to all. This, the largest glacier in the Alps, is part of the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site and long a protected site. The best views of the amazing river of ice and four-thousand-metre-high peaks of Valais are viewed from the three viewpoints. And those who thirst for more knowledge on this outstanding natural phenomenon is in just the right spot on heading for the impressive Pro Natura Aletsch centre or the Eiswelt Bettmerhorn exhibition (interactive ice world).

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    The Great Aletsch Glacier

    Der Grosse Aletschgletscher
    The Great Aletsch Glacier is a magical, inspiring place. Experience the largest glacier in the Alps up close.
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    Glacier experience

    Discover the Great Aletsch Glacier close up. Book one of the great Aletsch Arena glacier experiences to come face to face with the ice giant.
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    View Points

    View Points
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    Grand Tour of Switzerland

    The largest glacier in the Alps is one of many highlights in the Aletsch Arena. Get to know this beautiful and unique natural landscape.
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    UNESCO

    UNESCO Welterbe
    The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch region was the first UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in Switzerland and in the Alps. It was inscribed on the UNESCO list in 2001
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    Pro Natura Center Aletsch

    Pro Natura Zentrum Aletsch
    Exhibitions, events, excursions and activities in and about the most liberating nature experience of the Alps. Discover our great environmental education programme
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    Aletsch Forest

    Aletschwald
    Some of the pines in the Aletsch Forest nature reserve are as much as 900 years old. Why not discover for yourself one of Switzerland's most beautiful mountain forests
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    Water

    A huge glacier, clear mountain lakes and rushing streams. Water in the Aletsch Arena comes in myriad forms – and that is one of the region's great attractions
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    Sinneserlebnisse

    YYoga, conscious breathing hikes, natural energy and more – discover the most liberating side of this unique natural phenomenon by taking part in the activities on offer.
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