Fifty percent of the land in Saas-Fee is covered with glaciers, which is why it is also known by the name Gletscherdorf (glacier village). The Glacier Trail allows visitors to experience and learn more about this fascinating glacial terrain close up.
Not all that long ago, the two glacier tongues were almost joined together at the spot where the Glacier Trail is now situated. Locals had to hobble their cows and goats to allows them to cross the glacier and reach the Gletscheralp. Twelve information stations positioned at intervals along the trail tell hikers how a glacier shapes the environment and how glaciers and the climate are connected. Take a trip back in time and learn more about the history of the glaciers.
The trail sets off from just below the Felskinn valley station and crosses a few bridges to reach the old water mill. A cross stands at the Felskinn valley station that dates back to 1822, when locals positioned it here as a talisman to get the glacier to stop advancing beyond this point and to start retreating instead. From the mill, the trail continues through a pretty forest, past lake Gletschersee to the north of the Fee glacier, and on to Gletschergrotte restaurant, where it ends.
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Compared with all other Topic paths in the Wallis region
Tour history (B05471)
First published: Dienstag, 30. April 2013
Last updated: Freitag, 29. August 2014
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