Grosser Aletschgletscher
Great Aletsch Glacier, Bernese Alps, Switzerland

Indeed, for this glacier one needs a panoramic format: This one combines seven shots!The Great Aletsch Glacier is the biggest glacier of the Alps: 23 km long and 900 m think. It surrounds the 4’193 m high Aletschorn. Unfortunately like most glaciers in the world it’s a fading … melting … beauty.

The shot also captures two of the most famous mountains of the Alps: On the left in the very back one can see the Matterhon. Left from the Matterhon is the Michabell Group with the Dom and to it’s right the Grand Combin. The other famous mountain is the Jungfau which is up the glacier in the back left side. To it’s right Mönch and Eiger. Here is a tele shot of the three:

Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger with the Great Aletsch Glacier, Bernese Alps, Switzerland

As we look from south the order from left to right is Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger. If you look from Grindelwald, i.e. from north the order is Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau.

More panoramic views in Switzerland you can find here:

#5 Gornergrat – Valais

#4 Bernese Alps – Grindelwald

#3 Graubünden – Engadine

#2 Bernese Alps – Niesen

#1 Ticino – Monte Generoso

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