Brunnen

Summary

Brunnen is a resort on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, part of the municipality Ingenbohl (Canton of Schwyz), at 46°59′44″N 8°36′17″E / 46.99556°N 8.60472°E / 46.99556; 8.60472Coordinates: 46°59′44″N 8°36′17″E / 46.99556°N 8.60472°E / 46.99556; 8.60472.

Brunnen SZ (foreground), Fronalpstock (right) and Mythen (left)
Brunnen and the Lake of Lucerne (2010).

Brunnen railway station, on the Gotthard railway, is served by hourly InterRegio trains, and by lines S2 of the Stadtbahn Zug, which operates hourly between Zug, Arth-Goldau and Erstfeld, and S3 of the S-Bahn Luzern, which operates hourly to Lucerne.

Brunnen also has a cablecar that goes to the Urmiberg, a part of the Rigi offering views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.

HistoryEdit

 
Aerial view from 800 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)

Winston Churchill spent his honeymoon in Brunnen.[1]J.M.W. Turner painted several views from Brunnen, among his late watercolours, in the 1840s.[2]

In 1947, the Swiss League for the Protection of Nature organised an international conference on the protection of nature in Brunnen.[3] It resulted in the creation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 1948.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bangs,Richard (2008) Quest for the Sublime: Finding Nature's Secret in Switzerland, Menasha Ridge Press, page 70
  2. ^ Shanes, Eric (2012) The Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner, Parkstone International, page 225
  3. ^ a b (in French) "Les 10 succès de Pro Natura" (page visited on 26 July 2016).

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