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5 Facts About Great Legends And Heroes In The Jungfrau Region

Jungfrau Region's Blogbuster Series / Nr. 34

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#1 Gellert Grindelwald is not in Austria

The Nurmengard Castle of Gellert Grindelwald is not located in Austria. At the end of the film, Gellert Grindelwald is inside the Nurmengard Castle. A building which he has built himself and which becomes his prison. In the film the location of Nurmengard is now revealed: ...Austria.  Austria? Well, not really. The last minutes of «Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald» prove that the Lauterbrunnen valley was the inspiration for the location. To the story

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#2 «The Hobbit» would never have existed without Switzerland

In 1911, the 19-year-old J.R.R. Tolkien hiked through the Swiss Alps - and of course also through the Lauterbrunnen Valley with its steep rock faces. Hardly anyone knows that it was here where he found his inspiration for the landscapes of «Lord of the Rings». To the story

#3 The Reichenbach Falls is not only a beautiful sight, but also a crime scene

Professor Moriarty lured Sherlock Holmes to the Reichenbach Falls Nobody really knows what happened when the two of them met, but it is assumed that both fell into the depths of the Reichenbach Falls after a heated argument. To the story

#4 Above Grindelwald, the Sith took revenge on the Jedi

No kidding. The mountain world around Bachalpsee served as the basis for the planet Alderaan in «Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith». The home of Princess Leia.

#5 The weapons are fired on the Schilthorn

Not yet anymore. But during the records for the Best bond film ever - «On Her Majesty’s Secret Service» which is playing on the Schilthorn in 1969. To the story

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