UNESCO World Heritage

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

Impressive mountain chains, quaint valleys and the largest connected glaciated area in the Alps. The World Heritage site is one of the most spectacular high-mountain landscapes in the world. It represents the heart of the Alps, with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as the Great Aletsch Glacier covering a total area of 824 km2. The region brings together the most diverse habitats from glacier to steppe, and gives a clear view of the effects of climate change. The countryside has played just as important a role in European literature, art, mountain climbing and alpine tourism. Few other places on this planet could offer a comparable variety of contrasts and treasures.

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Date of Inscription

2001 (2007 extension)

Criteria of Inscription

vii, viii, ix

Category

Natural Heritage

Region

Berne and Wallis

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Sustainable Development
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only An diesem Wochenende werden die Teilnehmenden am Beispiel des UNESCO-Weltnaturerbes das Potenzial von Bildung an ausserschulischen ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only Wie passen sich Tiere & Pflanzen an die aussergewöhnlichen Lebensbedingungen in den Alpen an? Wie gestaltet der ...
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Events
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  08. – 09.06.2024
The UNESCO World Heritage properties in Switzerland open their doors and invite you into the world of our Heritage with unique experiences!  Would you ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only Der WelterbeTag im Wallis beginnt mit einem Lernparcours durchs World Nature Forum kombiniert mit einer geführten ...
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Attraction
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only. Der letzte Sommer war sehr heiss. Der Gletscherfloh aus dem Bilderbuch «Du bist nicht allein, kleiner Aletschfloh» ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only. Die innovative digitale Lernplattform der PH-Bern fördert die Auseinandersetzung mit typischen Schweizer Landschaften. ...
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Sustainable Development
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only Wir erleben und entdecken gemeinsam die Nachhaltigkeit mit allen Sinnen, heiter und handlungsorientiert. Von ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only. Das Bildersachbuch «Du bist nicht allein, kleiner Aletschfloh» und die kostenlose BNE-Lernlandschaft nähren ...
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Sustainable Development
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Der Welterbe-Korb wurde im Rahmen der Masterarbeit „ECHOING ALETSCH – Partizipative Vermittlungsstrategien zum Weltnaturerbe Jungfrau-Aletsch aus kulturvermittlerischer ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Pro Natura Centre Aletsch in Villa Cassel is located on Riederfurka in the middle of the magnificent mountain landscape around the Aletsch Forest nature reserve ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German and French only Für einmal das Schulzimmer mit den Bergen tauschen, fernab von Handyempfang? Während 5 Tagen tauchen ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Your class can expect an impressive world of rocks and glaciers, animals and plants, diverse insights into traditional alpine farming and exciting facts about history, ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The interactive exhibition at the World Nature Forum in Naters is the gateway to the World Heritage property and offers pupils a comprehensive insight into history, ...
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Education
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Imposing mountain ranges, wild valleys and the largest glaciated area in the Alps combine everything that a stretch of land can offer in terms of contrasts and treasures. ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The discussion of UNESCO World Heritage in school curricula is an important example for children and young people to engage with our heritage - because we only want ...
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Good to know
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only. Der Lernauftrag inkl. Lehrerkommentar fokussiert auf die Themen «Natur-Mensch-Gesellschaft», «Alpen», ...
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Geography and Geology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is only available in German! Das Bildersachbuch «Du bist nicht allein, kleiner Aletschfloh» das erste erarbeitete Lerndossier zum Klima(wandel) ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Impressive mountain chains, wild valleys and large glaciated areas of the Alps bring together everything that a region can offer in terms of contrasts and treasures. More ...
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