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Day 6 Brienz - Sion (218 Km.)

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Meiringen: The town is famous for the Reichenbach Falls, a spectacular water fall that was the setting for the fictional presumed death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle´s character Sherlock Holmes.

Meiringen
Meiringen

The Reichenbach Falls (Reichenbachfall) are a series of waterfalls. They have a total drop of 250 m (820 ft). At 90 m (295.2 ft), the Upper Reichenbach Falls is one of the highest cataracts in the Alps. The falls are made accessible by the Reichenbachfall-Bahn funicular railway.

Lago Brienzer lake
View of the Brienzer lake

(in 55 Km.) Grimselpass: Grimsel Pass, with 2165 meters of elevation, is a Swiss high mountain pass between the valley of the Rhone River in the canton of Valais and the Haslital (upper valley of the Aar river) in the canton of Bern.

Grimselpass
Grimselpass

Furka Pass: is a high mountain pass (2436 meters) connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri. Because the Rhone Glacier is located close to the Furka Pass road it is easily accessible.

Rhone Glacier (Rhonegletscher)
Rhône Glacier (Rhonegletscher)

The Rhône Glacier (Rhonegletscher) is the source of the Rhone River and one of the primary contributors to Lake Geneva in the far eastern end of the canton of Valais. One of its attractions is to penetrate the interior of the glacier through a tunnel dig into the ice.

Rhone Glacier
Inside of the Rhone Glacier

(in 48 Km.) Brigg: Among Glestch and Brigg is the glacier Aletschgletscher. A good place to see it is from the Eggjshorn.

(in 115 Km.) Sion. Town, known for its fortress, on which we spent the night.


 

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