Hollywood or the Jungfrau Region?
Jungfrau Region's Blogbuster Series / Nr. 14
The Jungfrau Region is the Hollywood of Switzerland. Its impressive waterfalls, snow-covered peaks and deep-blue mountain lakes make it the perfect film setting. No wonder our region has inspired so many authors and directors. The number of blockbusters that have used the region as a film location is evidence of just how well the region captures the imagination.
#1 WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES FELL INTO THE ABYSS
Fascinated by the Reichenbach Waterfalls, Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the brilliant detective, incorporated Meiringen and the waterfalls into the novel «The Final Problem».
#2 WHERE THE FORCE IS WITH YOU
The mountain landscape around the Bachalpsee was the inspiration for Alderaan, the home planet of Princess Leia from the Star Wars films.
#3 WHERE A PLACE AND A WIZARD SHARE A NAME
At the end of «Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald» Gellert Grindelwald hides in his castle, Nurmengard. You can see the castle from Wengen.
#4 WHERE TOLKIEN WAS INSPIRED
The author J.R.R. Tolkien drew inspiration from his visit to the Jungfrau Region. Rivendell in «The Lord of the Rings» is very similar to the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
#5 WHERE JAMES BOND DELIVERED ACTION-PACKED THRILLS
On the Schilthorn Piz Gloria, the headquarters of the villain Blofeld, 007 traded blows with his adversaries in the thrilling 1969 film «On Her Majesty’s Secret Service».