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Oberaargletscher (left hand in the background) and Unteraargletscher (on the right). The small blue lake left hand in front is the Triebtenseewli.
Oberaarsee and Oberaargletscher
Location Berne, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°31′59″N 8°12′37″E / 46.53306°N 8.21028°E / 46.53306; 8.21028Coordinates: 46°31′59″N 8°12′37″E / 46.53306°N 8.21028°E / 46.53306; 8.21028
Length 4 km
Upper Aargletscher as seen from the bank of the reserve lake Oberaarsee in 2010 July

The Oberaargletscher (German: [ˈoːbəraːrˌglɛtʃər]), literally "Upper Aare-Glacier" is a 4 km (2.5 mi) long glacier (2005) situated in the Bernese Alps in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. In 1973 it had an area of 5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi). The lower end of this glacier lies almost 400 m higher than the (original) lower end of neighbouring Unteraargletscher. Of course, the reserve lake Oberaarsee and the hotel near the lake are much younger than the name of the glacier.

See also

External links

  • Swiss glacier monitoring network
  • Ober- and Unteraargletscher in the Topografic Atlas of Switzerland from 1870–1922
  • Interactive repeat photo comparisons of Oberaargletscher

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