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Walk to the observation tower - Diorama of the Gorner glacier

Diorama of the Gorner glacier Bild 553
Diorama of the Gorner glacier Bild 140

Dioramas were a way to create virtual reality in the 19th century, giving an observer a good impression of a different environment. The diorama of the alpine landscape around the Gorner Glacier near Zermatt was built by the talented topographer and relief-builder Xaver Imfeld in 1896. 

It includes the reconstruction of an alpine log cabin through which the observer views the impressive landscape. The cabin with its scanty furnishings is representative of the type of accommodation that early alpinists were using.