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Ber·nese Alps

 (bûr′nēz, -nēs, bûr-nēz′, -nēs′)
A range of the Alps in south-central Switzerland rising to 4,274 m (14,022 ft).
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Bernese Alps

(ˈbɜːniːz) or

Bernese Oberland

n
(Placename) a mountain range in SW Switzerland, the N central part of the Alps. Highest peak: Finsteraarhorn, 4274 m (14 022 ft)
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Ber′nese Alps′


n.pl.
a mountain range in SW Switzerland, part of the Alps: highest peak, 14,026 ft. (4275 m).
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There was first the battle of the Bernese Oberland, in which the Italian and French navigables in their flank raid upon the Franconian Park were assailed by the Swiss experimental squadron, supported as the day wore on by German airships, and then the encounter of the British Winterhouse-Dunn aeroplanes with three unfortunate Germans.
Bernese Oberland, and with a host of marvellous included excursions to enjoy, this is a picture-postcard-perfect introduction to a place that is on almost everybody's 'must-do, must-see'
Kennedy International School is situated in the heart of Saanen, one of the most beautiful chalet villages in the Bernese Oberland. It is a co-educational English-language boarding and day school for children aged 2A' to 14, from Play School to Year 9 (Grade 8).
When he was starting out, he cut his teeth in the small family-owned or -managed hotels in his hometown of Gstaad, the resort town in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, but Reichenbach was determined to see as much of the world as possible.
The journey between the two lakes meanders through handsome Bernese Oberland on the Golden Pass Line.
This part of the Bernese Oberland, dominated by the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks, inspired JRR Tolkien, Lord Byron and Mendelssohn and has been a magnet for British tourists for more than 100 years.
Matthias Albrecht, director of Switzerland Tourism in the GCC, recommends the Bernese Oberland, Interlaken and surroundings, and Ticino as some interesting outdoor options for GCC visitors and families.
The Bernese Oberland tourism folks have since cottoned on that there is a demand for a winter season that doesn't involve sliding and crashing into groups of terrified schoolchildren (I was that bad at skiing).
In July, 1868, the family travelled to the Bernese Oberland. The Alpine scenery encountered during this trip, particularly the view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks, inspired Edward to become a mountain painter, exhibiting for the first time in 1869.
From the foothills of Bernese Oberland to Lucerne's lake-side promenades, you can revel in the sounds of Swiss history, savour the crisp fresh air and marvel at the staggering sights of its unspoiled charm.

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