Switzerland during the last Ice Age
Creation DateJuly 1969 to January 1970.
Scale and SizeOriginal art scale: 1:454,545.
Digital art size at 400 DPI, 11,902 × 8,945 pixels.
Release DateJune 2011
Additional InformationThis shaded relief image was created for the map "Die Schweiz zur letzten Eiszeit", 1:500,000, sheet 6 of the former Atlas of Switzerland. This map shows Switzerland with the maximum glacial extension during the last ice age, around 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Content by Heinrich Jäckli (Zurich), map by Eduard Imhof and Heinz Leuzinger, 1970.
This map does not reflect the latest knowledge on glaciation during the ice age. There is the more up-to-date map “Switzerland during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), 1:500,000” produced in 2009 by swisstopo. This map shows the maximum extent of glaciation in Switzerland at the height of the last Ice Age about 24,000 years ago. A digital version of the map is available for free from www.swisstopo.admin.ch > Products > Maps > Geological maps > Geological maps 1:500,000.