The Niesen from Wimmis
|Elevation||2,362 m (7,749 ft)|
|Prominence||407 m (1,335 ft) |
|Isolation||2.3 km (1.4 mi) |
|Location||Canton of Bern, Switzerland|
|Parent range||Bernese Alps|
It overlooks Lake Thun, in the Bernese Oberland region, and forms the northern end of a ridge that stretches north from the Albristhorn and Mannliflue, separating the Simmental and Kandertal valleys.
Originally the mountains name was Yesen. «An Yesen» transformed to Niesen. Yesen is yellow gentian and still flowers on the Niesen to this day.  Because of its shape, the Niesen is often called the Swiss Pyramid. The Niesen may have influenced some modernist paintings by Paul Klee, in which an abstracted pyramidal form is seen.
- Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located south of the summit on the Niesegrat at 1,955 metres.
- Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is northeast of the Fromberghorn.
- map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
- "Niesen Funicular Info". Niesenbahn. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- "Niesenlauf" [Niesen Stair Run]. http://www.niesenlauf.ch/ (in German). Archived from the original on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017. External link in
- name=yesen>"Der Niesen" (in German). Niesenbahn. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
- Niesen.ch: Niesen News website—(in English)
- Nesen-funicular.ch: Niesen Funicular website—(in English)
- Hikr.org: Niesen
- Meteocentrale.ch: Current weather data and forecast for Niesen-Kulm—(in English)
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