UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO World Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is a unique witness of alpine landscape formation bearing global significance. The largest uninterrupted glacier massif in Eurasia has created a place of stunning beauty and diversity. The natural and human habitat features impressive ecological and cultural values.

The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site is the first natural heritage site in Switzerland and in the whole of the Alps. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared the area surrounding the Jungfrau-Aletsch the first Natural Heritage Site in the Alps in 2001. The fascinating mountain scenery fulfilled the criteria of the World Heritage Committee in a special way with its variety, beauty and uniqueness. At 23 km (14 miles), the Aletsch glacier is the longest glacier in the Alps and is the heart and soul of the entire area. To the north, you can marvel at the three famous mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, represented in the heritage site by the name Jungfrau.

From the Bettmerhorn you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aletsch glacier and the uniqueness of the glacier world. During your ride up to the Bettmerhorn you will hear many interesting facts about the UNESCO World Heritage Site.




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