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Glacier garden Dossen

The Gletschergarten Dossen (glacier garden) – a witness of the last Ice Age - is located above Furi (1,953 m. above sea level), about 30 minutes from the hamlet. The retreat of the Gornergletscher glacier, the second largest glacier in the Alps, has left potholes exposed here. These were created by melt water that flowed down to the bed of the glacier through glacial crevasses. This melt water ran together to form streams, creating eddies with flow rates of up to 200 km/h. The remains of a soapstone (steatite) quarry can also be seen here. Crockery was once manufactured from this soft stone, as well as artistically carved stoves, which can still be seen today in many Oberwallis rooms.

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