Bettmerhorn - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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The Bettmerhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located north of Bettmeralp in the Swiss canton of Valais. The summit can be reached with a 30-minute vertical hike after ascending most of the mountain by cable car from the car-free village of Bettmeralp. Bettmeralp is accessible by cable car from the Betten train station. The Bettmerhorn summit station offers impressive views on the Bernese Alps and the Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps. The view also extends to the Lepontine and Penni
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2.2km from Bettmerhorn
The Eggishorn is a mountain in the southeastern part of the Bernese Alps, located north of Fiesch in the Swiss canton of Valais. A cable car station is located on a secondary summit named Fiescherhorli, 500 meters south of the main peak. The Eggishorn lies within the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region, which in 2001 was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. On its northern flank is the Aletsch Glacier. From the summit, the view extends also to the Lepontine and Pennine Alps.
8.54km from Bettmerhorn
The Aletsch Glacier or Great Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km has about a volume of 15.4 km3 , and covers about 81.7 km2 in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier is composed of four smaller glaciers converging at Concordia Place, where its thickness was measured by the ETH to be still near 1 km . It then continues towards the Rhône valley before giving birth to the Massa. The whole area, including other gla
12.56km from Bettmerhorn
The Rosswald towers above the Rhone Valley. The peak is true to its nickname (“sun terrace”) and features breathtaking views of the Valais and Bernese mountain ranges. A cable car and four ski lifts bring skiers to 2600m and 25 km of well-groomed pistes. The Rosswald also offers comfortable vacation homes and affordable chalets with views to unforgettable snowscapes. One of the beautiful location to enjoy your holiday.
12.96km from Bettmerhorn
The Stockalper Palace is a castle in Brig-Glis, Switzerland. It was built between 1658 and 1678 by Kaspar Stockalper, a silk merchant of Brig. The Stockalper Palace was the largest private construction in Switzerland at the time. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The Palace was built next to the smaller 16th century Gothic Stockalper House. It is a rectangular building with three towers on the north-west, south-west and south-east corners.
14.12km from Bettmerhorn
Finsteraarhorn, the highest peak of the Bernese Alps in south-central Switzerland, it lies between the cantons of Bern and Valais south-southeast of the mountain resort of Grindelwald. First ascended in 1812 by three Swiss guides, the glacier-covered summit is now challenged by many mountaineers. A hut for the climbers lies at 10,017 feet to the south of the peak; and the Finsteraarjoch, a pass lies to the north.
The Top of Europe
16.79km from Bettmerhorn
The Top of Europe is a high-altitude building located in the Swiss canton of Valais. It overlooks the eternal snows of the Aletsch Glacier from the south side of the Jungfraujoch, at a height of 3,454 metres above sea level. It is connected to the underground Jungfraujoch railway station by a tunnel and to the Sphinx Observatory by an elevator. It has five levels.