Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SWITZERLAND ~ Swiss National Park - UNESCO ~

... Spectacular view of Switzerland's only National Park... it was the first national park in the Alps and Central Europe and it is known for its abundance of Alpine animals and Alpine plants in a barely touched pristine landscape... an authentic hiking paradise... Thanks a lot Óscar!!【ツ】
Photo: ©Robert Bösch
"Climbing on the Ofenpass in Graubunden"

Ofenpass (el. 2149 m) is a high alpine mountain pass in the canton of Graubünden. The name is based on the ovens that were used in ironworks in the area. The ruins of these ovens can still be seen from nearby trails.

The Swiss National Park (founded in 1914) stretches over 170 km2 and is Switzerland’s largest nature reserve, located in the easternmost region of Switzerland. The area lies in Engadin/Münstertal and encompasses alpine terrain rising from 1400 to 3200 m above sea level.

Many of alpine animals such as chamois, deer and marmots are living in the Park and various Alpine plants color the landscape. Currently there are over 5000 animal species and 650 different plant varieties.

It is part of the worldwide UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.


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