from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lake ofBrienz A lake of central Switzerland near Interlaken. It is noted for its scenic beauty.


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  • I was therefore dry, ready and contented when I entered by mid morning the curious town of Brienz, which is all one long street, and of which the population is Protestant.

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  • BURNS: Elsewhere in Switzerland the lakeside town of Brienz was trying to piece itself back together.

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  • These pictures of the streets of Brienz, Switzerland say it all.

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  • Brienz, Interlaken, finally resting at the Hotel Beau Rivage,

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  • The name Interlaken meant “between the lakes” and it was exactly that, nestled between sparkling Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

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  • Down in the valley, near Lauterbrunnen and Murren and right down to Interlaken and Spiez by the lake: on the heights on the far side of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, on the Brienzer and Sigriswiler Rothorns, and eastward to the Schrattenflue they shone, so that the fires doubled themselves in the still waters of the lakes; and right down into the lowlands, atop the hill-heights of Rammisgummen and Napf.

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  • Ever upward, by but above the waters of the rapid Brienz, until at the fortress of Mühlbach we entered the Pusterthal proper.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • It lies in a deep hollow between the village of Brienz on the east (2580 inhabitants, the chief centre of the Swiss wood-carving industry) and, on the west, Bönigen (1515 inhabitants), close to

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  • -- The low land between lakes Thun and Brienz, is called "Brodeli."

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  • My stone had not been a halting-place at all, but was itself the summit of the ridge, and those two rocks on either side of it framed a notch upon the very edge and skyline of the high hills of Brienz.

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