Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Date of the Experience: 15 June 2011Sorry, this page is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Please browse this page later...
Video of the ExperienceThis video has been recorded during the train trip to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe and the visit of the turist attractions.
Natural Site Details
A view of the Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observation Terrace at the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe
Name: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Region: Europe and North America
Coordinates: 46.5000000000, 8.0333333333
Date of Inscription: 2001
Reference Number: 1037 Bis
Short Description: The extension of the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau - Aletsch - Bietschhorn (first inscribed in 2001), expands the site to the east and west, bringing its surface area up to 82,400 ha., up from 53,900. The site provides an outstanding example of the formation of the High Alps, including the most glaciated part of the mountain range and the largest glacier in Eurasia. It features a wide diversity of ecosystems, including successional stages due particularly to the retreat of glaciers resulting from climate change. The site is of outstanding universal value both for its beauty and for the wealth of information it contains about the formation of mountains and glaciers, as well as ongoing climate change. It is also invaluable in terms of the ecological and biological processes it illustrates, notably through plan succession. Its impressive landscape has played an important role in European art, literature, mountaineering and alpine tourism.
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Essential External Links
Ticket of the Jungfrau - Top of Europe ©
Site Personal Evaluation
Me outside the Messel Pit Visitor Center, near the village of Messel, District of Darmstadt-Dieburg, State of Hesse
Natural Beauty: ****
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A view of the Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observation Terrace at the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch | Switzerland