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Galenstock

Galenstock, 6491 Realp, Switzerland

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About Galenstock

The Galenstock is the fourth highest mountain in the Urner Alps in Switzerland. Its summit ridge lies on the border between the cantons of Uri and the Valais.  It was first climbed by Eduard Desor, Daniel Dollfuss, Sr., and Daniel Dollfuss, Jr., with guides H. Währen, M. Bannholzer, P. Brigger and H. Jaun on 18 August 1845.



Attractions near Galenstock

Rhône Glacier1.58km from Galenstock

The Rhône Glacier is a glacier in the Swiss Alps and the source of the river Rhône and one of the primary contributors to Lake Geneva in the far eastern end of the Swiss canton of Valais. Because the glacier is located close to the Furka Pass road it is easily accessible. It is the largest glacier in the Urner Alps.   The glacier is located on the northernmost part of the canton of Valais, between the Grimsel Pass and the Furka Pass, and is part of the Oberwald municipality. The Dammastock is th

Dammastock3.46km from Galenstock

The Dammastock is the highest mountain in the Urner Alps in Switzerland and is part of the Winterberg massif. Its summit ridge forms the border between the cantons of Uri and the Valais. It is the highest summit in the canton of Uri. The tripoint between the cantons of Berne, Valais, and Uri lies near the Eggstock, north of the Dammastock. Politically, the Dammastcok is split between the municipalities of Göschenen and Obergoms.

Damma Glacier3.51km from Galenstock

The Damma Glacier is a 2 km long glacier situated in the Urner Alps in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. In 1973 it had an area of 5.09 km². It is one of the beautiful places in this area suitable for trekking and also gives some beautiful views of this area.

Furka Pass4.47km from Galenstock

Furka Pass, a mountain pass between Uri and Valais cantons of south-central Switzerland. It lies at 7,976 feet, just south of the Dammastock peak. It is crossed by road and railway, which connect Andermatt with Gletsch. The road, constructed mainly for military reasons, is now noted for its scenic views of the Rhône Glacier and of the Bernese and Pennine Alps. The railway, which passes through the mile-long Furka Tunnel, is part of a larger railroad system connecting eastern and western Switzerl

Stotzigen Firsten5.27km from Galenstock

The Stotzingen Firsten stands on the left side of the valley of river Furka, in front of Realp. It is an easy walking or a rather easy and safe ski-mountaineering from Realp to an excellent panoramic point in the heart of Central Switzerland. It offers beautiful views of the Vallis-Pennine and Lepontine Alps.

Göscheneralpsee6.32km from Galenstock

The Göscheneralpsee is 1792 meters above sea level in the municipality of Göschenen in the canton of Uri. The lake has a maximum depth of 100 meters. The massive dam of the lake is considered to be the highest rock embankment in Switzerland. It is one of the picturesque locations in Uri and a lot of tourists have been attracted to this place.

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The canton of Uri is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne.