Grimsel
Lake of the Dead

Duke Berthold V of Zähringen, founder of the city of Bern, attempted to conquer Upper Valais with an army of 13,000 men. In 1211, after the battle of Ulrichen, the 800 surviving soldiers were pursued by the Valaisans, captured at the top of the Grimsel pass and drowned in this lake.

Grimsel Pass

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