Isenfluh

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Isenfluh
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Interlaken-Oberhasli
Area
 • Total 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,081 m (3,547 ft)
Postal code 3822
Surrounded by Gimmelwald, Wengen, Mürren, Stechelberg, Lauterbrunnen
Website http://www.lauterbrunnen.ch
Map of the community before the fusion with the community of Lauterbrunnen on the 1. of Januar 1973

Isenfluh is a hamlet in Switzerland, north of the road from Wilderswil to Lauterbrunnen. It is first mentioned in 1319 as Ysenfluo and in 1401 people from the Lötschental started to settle in the small hamlet. The hamlet belonged to the monastery in Interlaken since the 14. century and from 1528 it was administered by the bailiff of Interlaken for 270 years.[1]

In 1973, Isenfluh, together with Wengen, Muerren, Gimmelwald, Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen, became part of the municipality of Lauterbrunnen. The infrastructure of Isenfluh is installed, but a lot of the support comes from self-help groups. Since the village school was closed for financial reasons by the government of the Canton of Bern, the children of Isenfluh attend school in Lauterbrunnen.

The main road (and bus route) to Isenfluh traverses a spiral tunnel.

Isenfluh is a base for hiking and sleigh-rides and ice-climbing. The Swiss Alpine Club (Schweizerischen Alpenclubs), SAC, is a few hours away.

Coordinates: 46°37′N 7°53′E / 46.617°N 7.883°E / 46.617; 7.883

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geschichte der Talschaft Lauterbrunnen Band 3, Hrsg. Einwohnergemeinde Lauterbrunnen 1989.