Hike on the Grosser St. Bernhard, Swiss Alps

The Grosser St. Bernhard is a pass (col) in Switzerland in the canton Wallis. It is with its 2469 meters above the sea one of the three highest cols we have in Switzerland. This col connects the west-Switzerland with Italy.You can cross it between May/June and October. Through the winter month this col is closed because of the heavy snow and the weather terms. The name “Grosser St. Bernhard” stems from the Swiss breed of dogs: Bernhardiner. These dogs were raised by monks on this col and they were known as avalanche dogs. Nowadays we don’t raise these dogs on this col anymore.

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In the summer month it’s a very beautiful hike, where you see the Swiss-beauty at its best. You’ve got everything from the nature to a little lake. If you want to explore the Swiss-alps I think you should go there for a hike, even if it’s just for this little beautiful lake.

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