Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
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Entitled – Interlaken. General View of the Town.
From a photo by Stengel & Markert, Dresden.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Interlaken. – The raiway journey from Lucerne to Brienz, over the Brunig Pass, takes about three hours.
At Brienz one takes a steamer for Interlaken, and arrives there in about an hour and ten minutes.
The lowland between the lakes of Thun and Brienz, which are two miles apart, is called the Bodeli.
On this piece of land is built the town of Interlaken, literally “between the lakes.”
The town consists of the villages of Aarmuhle, Matten, and Unterseen, and extends nearly as far as the Lake of Brienz.
The population numbers about 5,385.
The show place of Interlaken is the Hohewegg, an avenue of fine walnuts, extending from the village of Aarnuhle to the upper bridge over the Aare, and flanked by shops and hotels.
The central part of the avenue, which is open towards the south, commands a fine view of the Lauterbrun-Thal and the Jungfrau.
On the north side are the casino and gardens.
Further along on the south side rises the old monastery and nunnery of Interlaken, founded in 1130, and suppressed in 1538, surrounded by beautiful walnut trees.
Never was a building so variously used.
The east wing has been a hospital since 1836; the rest of the building, with the Schloss (added in 1750), is used as Government offices.
The nunnery has been converted into a prison; the choir of the monastery is now an English chapel, and another small chapel is used by French Protestants and Scottish Presbyterians.
The nave of the church is a Roman Catholic place of worship.
Three bridges cross to the island of Spielmatten and the village of Unterseen, which consists of wooded houses, black with age, a large square, in which is a modern church, and a factory of parquetry.
It is a favourite walk from Interlaken to Kleine Rugen, a beautiful wooded hill to the south of the town, and on the Wilderswyl Road.
The principal path, which is provided with benches, ascends by the Hotel Jungfraublick in a straight line to the left, and affords varied views of the Bodeli and the valley of Lauterbrunnen to the Humboldtsruhe.
At the beginning of the present century this hill was planted with specimens of the trees of Switzerland.
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