Handegg

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Handegg, Switzerland
Village
Handegg
Grimsel Pass road to Handegg
Grimsel Pass road to Handegg
Coordinates: 46°37′N 8°18′E / 46.617°N 8.300°E / 46.617; 8.300
Country Switzerland
Canton Berne
District Interlaken-Oberhasli
Municipality Guttannen
Elevation 1,423 m (4,669 ft)

Handegg (Handeck) is a village in the municipality of Guttannen, Switzerland,[2] near the lake Gelmersee. The lake may be reached by Gelmerbahn from Handegg.

Geography[edit]

Handegg is located approximately 46 miles (75 km) east of Bern and 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Locarno.

Culture[edit]

Part of the permanent collection at The Cleveland Museum of Art is an oil painting entitled Alpine Landscape: The Handegg, Switzerland by French painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme which depicts the beauty of this locale still today, as it was during his world travels in the 1850s.[3]

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