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From Sidelhorn near grimsel pass in Switzerland you have a magnificent view into the Uri, Bern and Valais alps. Finsteraarhorn and Lauteraarhorn are the dominant mountains in the west and far in the mist even Matterhorn is visible. On the other side you can see Furka pass and Rhone glacier under snow topped Galenstock.

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A: The Oberaar road at Grimsel

Erik Krause作, 1.7kmかなた

The Oberaar road can be used in only one direction at a time by cars. But it offers a breathtaking vi...

The Oberaar road at Grimsel

B: The cascade at grimsel lake

Erik Krause作, 2.3kmかなた

The artificial waterfall on the north side brings water to the Grimsel lake from the neighboring Bäch...

The cascade at grimsel lake

C: Upper and Lower Lake Grimsel

Dieter Hofer作, 2.4kmかなた

Grimselsee or Lake Grimsel is an artificial lake near Grimsel pass in the Canton of Berne, Switzerlan...

Upper and Lower Lake Grimsel

D: First Snow on Lake Grimsel Dam

Dieter Hofer作, 2.6kmかなた

Der Grimselsee ist mit einem effektiv genutzten Volumen von 95 Mio. m3 der grösste Speichersee im Gri...

First Snow on Lake Grimsel Dam

E: Grimsel Alpine Power Dam

Erik Krause作, 2.6kmかなた

Grimsel 'Spittallamm' dam was finished in 1932 to gain power from the river Aare which has it's sourc...

Grimsel Alpine Power Dam

F: Grimsel Hospiz

Dieter Hofer作, 2.6kmかなた

Grimsel Hospiz

G: Grimselpass Gletsch Furka Rhonegletscher

Dieter Hofer作, 2.9kmかなた

  Der Grimselpass ist ein Pass in den Alpen in der Schweiz. Die Grimselpasshöhe liegt auf 2'165 m ü. ...

Grimselpass Gletsch Furka Rhonegletscher

H: The Oberaar dam near Grimsel

Erik Krause作, 3.0kmかなた

The Oberaar dam is one of the four major dams of the Grimsel electric power complex. The lake however...

The Oberaar dam near Grimsel

I: Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway

Rolf Ris作, 3.3kmかなた

Marvel at our forefathers' pioneering achievements in railway technology surrounded by magnificent mo...

Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway

J: Oberwald in the valley of goms, switzerland

Fritz Dallenbach作, 4.0kmかなた

Oberwald in the valley of goms, switzerland

このパノラマはSwitzerland, Europeで撮影されました


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