Themed trails – fascinating walks

There are endless fascinating stories to discover in the magnificent scenery of the Aletsch Arena. Learn more about the flora and fauna of this unique mountain landscape. The millennia-old history of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the life of the people in this high and mountainous region are surrounded by myths and legends that still fascinate today.

The Aletsch Arena themed trails let you see behind the scenes and learn more about the amazing plant world and the rare animals that are native to the area, and also discover just how hard life here once was.

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    What was it like for mountain farmers, living in the valley in a village during the winter months and, as soon as summer arrived, moving up to the mountain pasture and the Alps with their livestock? Follow the culture discovery trail to find out.
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    The "Gogwärgini" were industrious little dwarves once said to have lived all over Upper Valais. Today, you can meet them on the exciting "Gogwärgi" themed trails in the Aletsch Arena.
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    It is no news to hiking enthusiasts that hiking encourages singing. And on this topic trail you can prove that you have the rhythm, thanks to the schoolchildren in the region. Inspired by the rhythm and harmony of nature, they installed ten very creative rhythm and musical instruments along the ...
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    In order to divert the flow of water from streams to their fields, the inhabitants of Valais developed an ingenuous irrigation system generations and generations ago - the so-called Suonen. Today, these wooden channels, some of which run in dizzying heights and along exposed spots, are no longer ...
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    In the early 20 century, the imposing Villa Cassel on the Riederfurka was the glamorous summer residence of the Englishman Sir Ernest Cassel and his selected guests from nobility and high finance. The topic path Casselweg gives you an impression of the life of the British banker and tells anecdotes ...
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    Their shrill whistling sounds are familiar to anyone who walks in the mountains. This easy hike is a good opportunity to watch the timid marmots and learn a lot about these cute rodents as you follow the themed trail.
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    In the region of Mörel, the cultivation of chestnuts has a long tradition, as the place name "Chesteholz", mentioned already in 1279, testifies. In former times, chestnut trees were planted to feed the destitute population. In 2003, the inhabitants of Mörel decided to recultivate the old chestnut ...
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    The adventure trail in the Aletsch Arena is more than just an exceptionally beautiful hiking trail with a magnificent view of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the 4,000 m peaks of Valais.
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    The "Gogwärgini" were industrious little dwarves once said to have lived all over Upper Valais. Today, you can meet them on the exciting "Gogwärgi" themed trails in the Aletsch Arena.
 

Additional themed trails in Valais are found under Erlebnispfad Wallis (adventure trails in Valais).

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