The Vios village (later named Viesch) was first mentioned in 1203. The steady growth of the glacier was the greatest threat to the village in previous centuries. Locals regularly prayed that the glacier should melt. Since 2010, however, Fiescher citizens have the Papal blessing to pray that the glacier (part of the UNESCO world natural preservation site) should be sustained.
Take the teleferique from Fiesch to the Eggishorn. At 2927m, the peak offers spectacular views to the entire length of the Aletsch Glacier and smaller sibling the Fiescher Glacier.
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