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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 3.5 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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View Point Bettmerhorn

Bettmeralp

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© ©aletscharena.ch / Christian Pfammatter - third parties editorial and touristic use only

View Point Eggishorn

Eggishorn

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View Point Hohfluh

Riederalp

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Experiences awaiting you at the mountain lakes in the Aletsch Arena

The mountain lakes in the Aletsch Arena in Switzerland are clear blue in colour. On hot days they’re the perfect way to cool off – with the added bonus of being surrounded by the breathtaking Valais mountain panorama. But the mountain lakes are also an ideal place to simply hang out or enjoy a barbecue. You’ll find barbecue areas dotted around Lake Bettmersee and Lake Blausee. And if you feel like a bit of action on the water, there are pedalos, stand-up paddleboards and rowing boats for hire at the boathouse on Lake Bettmersee.

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