The Romsdal and Naerodal of Norway and Lauterbrunnen of the Alps are well characterized glacial valleys of the Yosemite type, and in S.E.
9,626 Lauterbrunnen Breithorn 12,399 Uri Rothstock 9,620 Balmhorn..
Lauithor (Lauterbrunnen to the Eggishorn), snow Monchjoch (Grindelwald to the Eggishorn), snow Jungfraujoch (Wengern Alp to the Eggishorn), snow Strahlegg Pass (Grindelwald to the Grimsel), snow.
Petersgrat (Lauterbrunnen to the Lotschenthal), snow Lbtschenliicke (Lotschenthal to the Eggishorn), snow Lauteraarsattel (Grindelwald to the Grimsel), snow.
Gamchiliicke (Kien Valley to Lauterbrunnen), snow 7.
12,140 ï¿½ 11,680 ï¿½ 11,385 10,995 ï¿½ 10,844 ï¿½ 10,607 ï¿½ 10,519 ï¿½ 10,516 ï¿½ 10,512 ï¿½ 10,355 0,289.10,276 ï¿½ 10,200 ï¿½ Io,181 Tschingel Pass (Lauterbrunnen to Kandersteg), 9,265 g (g), snow 9,265 Hohthiirli Pass (Kandersteg to the Kien Valley), foot path 8,882 Lutschen Pass (Kandersteg to the Liitschenthal), snow 8,842 Sefinenfurka(Lauterbrunnen to the Kien Valley), foot path 8,583 Wendenjoch (Engelberg to the Gadmen Valley), snow.
7,267 Grimsel Pass (Meiringen to the Rhone Glacier), carriage road 7,100 Kleine Scheidegg (Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen), railway over.
The snowy Alps of the Bernese Oberland (culminating in the Finsteraarhorn, 14,026 ft., and the Jungfrau, 13,669 ft.), as well as the famous summer resorts of Grindelwald, Marren, Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken, Meiringen, Kandersteg, Adelboden, Thun and the fine pastoral valley of the Simme.
The more important, with dates of acquisition, are the following:-Laupen (1324), Hasli and Meiringen (1334), Thun and Burgdorf (1384), Unterseen and the Upper Simme valley (1386), Frutigen, &c. (1400), Lower Simme valley (1439-1449), Interlaken, with Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Brienz (1528, on the suppression of the Austin Canons of Interlaken), Saanen or Gessenay (1555), Kdniz (1729), and the Bernese Jura with Bienne (1815, from the bishopric of Basel).
Interlaken is much frequented in summer, partly because of the glorious view of the Jungfrau (13,669 ft.) which it commands to the south, and partly because it is the best starting-point for many excursions, as to Schynige Platte, Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald.