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Gimmelwald village

Gimmelwald Valley

 

 

 

Location: Canton of Bern  Map

 

 

 

Description of Gimmelwald Village

Gimmelwald is a small Swiss village situated in the Swiss Alps in the Canton of Bern in Switzerland.  The district is located in the Interlaken-Oberhasli District and canton of Canton de Berne, in the central part of the country, 60 km to the east of Bern. The village is first mentioned in 1346 in a letter of sale. Only with the construction of the aerial cableway Stechelberg-Mürren-Schilthorn (LSMS) 1967 Gimmelwald had made the connection to the traffic network. Before Gimmelwald was difficult to reach on the footpath via Stechelberg or Mürren.

 

Gimmelwald is famous for its beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding Alps, pure air and good food. It sits at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet) above sea level. The largest nearby town is that of Interlaken 14 km away. You can get to Gimmelwald by car to Shtechelberg or by train to Murren. From there you can get to the village by a Schilthorn cable car or by foot. Keep in mind that although the village of Gimmelwald is open all year long in winters roads are often closed due to heavy snow and dangers of avalanches.

 

 

 

The place is first mentioned in 1346 in a bill of sale. Gimmelwald is a Walser settlement and an Alemannic row village . Already in the purchase letter is spoken by the inhabitants of Lötschern . The oldest house was built in 1658 in Walser style. Only with the construction of the aerial cableway Stechelberg-Mürren-Schilthorn (LSMS) 1967 Gimmelwald had made the connection to the traffic network. Before Gimmelwald was difficult to reach on the footpath via Stechelberg or Mürren.

 

 

 

 

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