Brunnen

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For town in Bavaria, see Brunnen, Bavaria.
Brunnen and the Lake of Lucerne (2010).

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 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 wonderful views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.

History[edit]

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

In 1947, the Swiss League for the Protection of Nature organised an international conference on the protection of nature in Brunnen.[1] It resulted in the freation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 1948.[1]

People[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b (French) "Les 10 succès de Pro Natura" (page visited on 26 July 2016).

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