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Kandersteg is a village in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. It is noted for its spectacular mountain scenery and sylvan alpine landscapes. It has been known since Roman times. In the 1860's it began to be developed as a tourist haven. Tourism is a very significant part of it economic life today. It is a year round outdoors mecca for hiking trails and mountain climbing as well as downhill and cross-country skiing.

The International Scout Centre is located at the edge of the village. More than 10,000 scouts from all over the world visit each year.

External links

  • Village of Kandersteg (http://www.kandersteg.ch/)
  • Scout Centre (http://www.kisc.ch/)

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Tournament: Kandersteg, Switzerland (1593 words)
KANDERSTEG, Berner Oberland, Switzerland 2004 Kandersteg is in the Berner Oberland Alps in the Central part of Switzerland.
The inhabitants of Kandersteg who had previously enjoyed a simple, hard, mountain farming life began to enjoy the fruits of prosperity and could build a solid, stable financial basis for their families.
You are minutes away from Wallis, the fruit and wine district of Switzerland and on your way to Italy which is reachable for a day or half day tour or maybe Zermatt or Montreux would be interesting which is not that far away and also in Wallis.
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