Wetterhorn-Massif 3'704 m
The Wetterhorn-Massif is a mountain range in the Bernese Alps, close to the village of Grindelwald. It is located close to Schreckhorn, Finsteraarhorn and Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

The mountain is composed of three distinct peaks, which are lying close together. The Wetterhorn 3'692 m (most visible from Grindelwald), the Mittelhorn 3'704 m and the Rosenhorn 3'689 m. 

The first ascent of the Wetterhorn: 31th August 1844 by Melchior Bannholzer and Joh. Jaun. 

The ascent by Alfred Wills and his party during 1854, which Wills mistakenly believed was the first, was the beginning of the golden age of alpinism. The golden age of alpinism was the period between the ascent of the Wetterhorn in 1854 by Alfred Wills and the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, during which many major peaks in the Alps saw their first ascent. 

Switzerland 1931, Wetterhorn-Massif seen from Grindelwald. 


Switzerland 1983 Wetterhorn stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Switzerland 1983
The Wetterhorn-Massif in the foreground.
(seen from Reichenbach-Valley)

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Micronesia 2002, Wetterhorn seen from Grindelwald-First.
The stamp was issued in the series "International Year of Mountains".  


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Switzerland 2010, Wetterhorn.
(seen from Grindelwald-First) 

Switzerland 2011, Muggestutz.
The Wetterhorn-Massif in the background.
The self-adhesive stamp was issued in booklets of 10 stamps.  

The legend tells us that long ago, the Haslital valley in the Bernese Oberland was a favourite spot for dwarfs. About 15 years ago the artist and author Susanna Schmid-Germann created an image for the dwarf king Muggestutz, thereby launching a success story. Her children's books are best-sellers and two dwarf adventure trails draw excited children to the Haslital.