Switzerland, Central Europe
facts and history in brief
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Lauterbrunnen is a municipality in the Lauterbrunnen
(district) of the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. About
The municipality lies in the Lauterbrunnen valley and
comprises the villages Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Murren,
Gimmelwald, Stechelberg and Isenfluh.
The population of the Lauterbrunnen village is less
than that of Wengen, but greater than that of the others.
The name Lauterbrunnen is a combination of lauter meaning
clear or bright, and Brunnen meaning spring.
Whosoever sees the Staubbach Falls waterfall in Lauterbrunnen
will appreciate Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's poem Gesang
der Geister uber den Wassern (literal translation: song
of the spirit over the water) which he wrote whilst
a guest at the parish house.
The river Weissen Lutschine flows through Lauterbrunnen
and overflows its banks about once a year.
The Berner Oberland-Bahn (BOB) train runs from Lauterbrunnen
Here a connecting Wengernalpbahn (WAB) train leads to
Kleine Scheidegg and on to Grindelwald, and another
connecting Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Murren (BLM) train
leads up to Murren.
This information was updated & correct in December
2004. E. & O.E.
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