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If you are one of the many fans of the trilogy The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit JRR fib Tolkien must have been familiar with Rivendell, Elrond territory dotted dozens waterfall. Turns out the place was inspired by a stunning valley tucked in the mountains of Switzerland.

Lauterbrunnen, the valley is about 70 kilometers from Bern, capital of Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen surrounded by limestone cliffs that are part of the mountain Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. Just like Rivendell, the Lauterbrunnen valley filled with cliffs that flowing waterfall.

Lauterbrunnen means ‘many springs’. The name was given because of the many waterfalls that flow through the valley. Amusing Planet website reported, a total of 72 waterfalls are ‘homeless’ in Lauterbrunnen. Some of whom there are hundreds of meters tall.

The most amazing is the Staubbach waterfall pouring from a height of 300 meters. This waterfall was ordained as one of the highest waterfalls in Europe. Trummelbach waterfall which has a height of 200 meters and flowed so profusely are also the main attraction at Lauterbrunnen.

The beauty of this valley Lauterbrunnen make tourist destinations are quite popular in Europe, especially for hikers. Tolkien himself was said to be inspired to Rivendell after climbing to this place in 1911.

However, shooting for scenes set in Rivendell in the film is actually done in New Zealand. While dozens of waterfalls that appears on the screen is created through CGI effects.

That Lauterbrunnen valley with 72 waterfalls are unique and amazing that became inspiriasi The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Hopefully useful and can add insight you.


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