10 francs - Rosenlaui glacier
The bimetal "Rosenlaui glacier" coin, the second in the three-part "Swiss glacier" series, will be issued on 31 January 2023. The Rosenlaui glacier, which was 4.5km long and 1km wide at the time of minting of this coin, is located at the north-eastern end of the Bernese Alps to the south of Meiringen. This rather small glacier covers a surface area of around 6km2. The starting point is in the Wetterkessel on the north-eastern flank of the Wetterhorn group. To the south, the glacier is connected to the Gauli glacier and the Upper Grindelwald glacier via firn-covered ridges. To the west, it is flanked by the rocky ridge of the Wellhorn and the Klein Wellhorn, and to the east by the Dossen. The glacier tongue lies at around 2,000m above sea level. This is where the Weissenbach rises, falling steeply into the valley over a series of waterfalls and flowing into the Reichenbach. This flows via the Reichenbach Falls through the Reichenbach Valley to the Aare. Today, the Rosenlaui glacier area, together with the Aletsch glacier and the surrounding regions, is part of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.