The Niesen from Wimmis
|Elevation||2,362 m (7,749 ft)|
|Prominence||407 m (1,335 ft) |
|Isolation||2.3 km (1.4 mi) |
|Location||Canton of Bern, Switzerland|
|Parent range||Bernese Alps|
It overlooks Lake Thun, in the Bernese Oberland region, and forms the northern end of a ridge that stretches north from the Albristhorn and Mannliflue, separating the Simmental and Kandertal valleys.
The literal translation of the German word Niesen is sneeze. Because of its shape, the Niesen is often called the Swiss Pyramid. The Niesen may have influenced some modernist paintings by Paul Klee, in which an abstracted pyramidal form is seen.
- Bernese Alps topics
- List of mountains of Switzerland accessible by public transport
- Mountains & peaks of the Alps
- Two-thousanders of Switzerland
- Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located south of the summit on the Niesegrat at 1,955 metres.
- Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is northeast of the Fromberghorn.
- map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
- "Niesen Funicular Info". Niesenbahn. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- "Niesenlauf" [Niesen Stair Run]. http://www.niesenlauf.ch/ (in German). Retrieved 23 August 2017. External link in
- "Niesen". dict.cc. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
- Niesen.ch: Niesen News website—(in English)
- Nesen-funicular.ch: Niesen Funicular website—(in English)
- Hikr.org: Niesen
- Meteocentrale.ch: Current weather data and forecast for Niesen-Kulm—(in English)
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