UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site

The unique Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area in the Swiss Alps is the largest uninterrupted glacier massif of Eurasia. The region is exceptionally beautiful and diverse, combining Mediterranean-style mountain steppe regions, cultural landscapes dating back centuries and high-Alpine ecosystems. It is home to many rare species of plants and animals. Therefore the area was declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO on December 13, 2001, along with southern and eastern parts of the Lötschental.

The Lötschen, Joli, Bietsch, Baltschieder and Gredetsch valleys have largely been able to preserve their original character. Off the beaten tracks of the main tourist routes, they offer peace and tranquillity along the suonen and mountain streams.

The entire UNESCO Site covers an area of 828 km2 (514 sq. miles), of which 414 km2 (257 sq. miles) are in the canton of Valais. 

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Uniquely Situated on the Border of the
UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site

one of the most intact mountain sceneries in southern switzerland