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Mountain lakes in the Aletsch Arena

Water from the ice giant

Water is precious. Water is fascinating. Water appears in myriad forms. With the Great Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps, the Aletsch Arena is blessed with an abundance of this precious element. If this mass of ice were melted, it could supply every single person on the Earth with a litre of water every day for 4.5 years.

Mountain lakes

And water in the Aletsch Arena is beautiful as well as practical. Over thousands of years, the glacier has shaped the landscape and carved out the many lakes in this unique countryside. The lakes of Bettmersee, Blausee, Laxerputz and Märjelensee lie still and clear at the heart of the magnificent scenery. They are the perfect places for a hike or stroll, and ideal for fishing, paddling and bathing.

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