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The Niesen from Wimmis
|Elevation||2,362 m (7,749 ft)|
|Prominence||407 m (1,335 ft)|
The summit of the mountain (2362 metres) can be reached easily by using the Niesenbahn funicular from Mülenen (near Reichenbach). The construction of the funicular was completed in 1910. Alongside the path of the Niesenbahn is the longest stairway in the world with 11,674 steps. It is open only once a year to the public for a stair run.
The Niesen was the subject of a number of paintings by Paul Klee, in which it was represented as a quasi-pyramid.
The literal German translation of the word Niesen is sneeze.
- Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located south of the summit on the Niesegrat at 1,955 metres.
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