The largest glacier in the Alps, and the longest ice river in
Europe, the ancient and beautiful Aletsch Glacier stretches for
around twenty-three kilometres. Part of the protected UNESCO World
Heritage Site, guided walking tours are of the glacier are offered
for those who wish to explore the flora, fauna and natural wonder
of this stunning landscape.
Jungfraujoch's Eispalastis quite possibly the highest ice palace
in the world. Carved into the glacier, the ice palace's large,
vaulted chambers contain intricate ice sculptures of various themes
including animals, birds, vehicles and people as well as a bar area
which, including furniture, is also entirely sculpted from ice.
Entry to the Eispalast is free for Jungfraubahn ticket holders.
Sphinx Observatory Viewing Terrace
Whist the Sphinx Observatory research facility, which conducts
research in the fields of astronomy, meteorology and air quality,
is not open to the public the superb observation terrace that
entirely surrounds the building is, allowing visitors to obtain
breath-taking 360 degree views of this mountainous winter