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- September 20, 2010
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- September 20, 2010
The nostalgic steam railway adventure in the Berner Oberland
The Brienz Rothorn Line has been hissing, huffing and puffing its way from the Berner Oberland village of Brienz to the Brienzer Rothorn since 1892. It is the only steam-powered cogwheel railway system with three generations of steam locomotives to provide daily steam-train services during the entire sumer season. The Brienz Rothorn Line was never electrify.
The steam train covers the 1678- metre hight difference regularly, reliably and without ever getting out of puff!
The nostalgic steam cogwheel railway starts at 566 metres above sea level and takes just one hour to push powerfully up to the Brienzer Rothorn. The 7.6-kilometre ride first passes through romantic meadows and forest, cuts through high rock faces and finally travels over gently sloping then steep Alpine pastures on its way to the rugged summit.
Lake Brienz (German: Brienzersee) is a lake just north of the Alps, in the Canton of Berne in Switzerland. The lake took its name from the village Brienz on its northern shore. Interlaken and the villages Matten and Unterseen lie to the south west of the lake. The shores are steep, and there is almost no shallow water in the entire lake.
Lake Brienz is the first lake in which river Aar (German: Aare) expands. When it leaves Lake Brienz, it soon joins Lake Thun.
The lake lies in a deep hollow between the village of Brienz on the east and, on the west, Bönigen, close to Interlaken. Its length is about 9 miles, its width 1½ miles, and its maximum depth 856 feet, while its area is 11½ square miles, and the surface is 564 metres (1,850 ft) above the sea-level. On the south shore are the Giessbach Falls and the hamlet of Iseltwald. On the north shore are a few small villages.
The character of the lake is gloomy and sad as compared with its neighbour, that of Thun. Its chief affluent is the Lütschine (flowing from the valleys of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen).
The lake is poor in nutritients, and consequently fishing is not very important. Nevertheless, in 2001 10,000 kg fish were caught. There have been passenger ships on the lake since 1839. The ships are operated by BLS Lötschbergbahn, the local railway company. There are five passenger ships on the lake.
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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 590 megapixels (40912 x 14444 pixels)
Input images: 105 (15 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 136.2 degrees wide by 48.1 degrees high (top=11.1, bottom=-37.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D80
Image size: 3872x2592 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-20 10:54:31 - 2010-09-20 11:05:48
Exposure time: 0.005
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 153.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 32.2 to 44.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 22.4 to 34.5 percent
Computer stats: 8151.12 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 5:50 (3.3 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:43, Projection: 41 seconds, Blending: 3:26
(Preview finished in 3:05)