The impressive Niesen towers south of Lake Thun. Due to its pyramid-shape in the winter months, when the sun is low, the summit casts a large triangle shadow on the community of Spiez at the foot of the mountain. Since 1910 the mountain top can be reached with the Niesenbahn, a funicular railway.
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Elevation: 2362 m
Country and region: Switzerland, Bern
Mountain range: Bernese Alps
Prominence: 407 m
Orometric dominance: 17
Coordinates: 46.646111, 7.652500