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Unterseen is a municipality in the Interlaken district of the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. It is the highest town on the Aare, in the Bodeli watershed, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. From the town one can see the impressive mountains Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. The town of Unterseen has a population of 5547 people as of January 2006. The city was founded on July 13, 1279, when King Rudolf I von Habsburg granted Baron Berchtold III of Eschenbach-Oberhofen permission to build a stronghold between the two lakes.
After the establishment of the Helvetic Republic, Unterseen became a center of resistance against the reestablished Bern feudalism. In 1815, many of the town's citizens played a role in the unrest in Interlaken. In the burgeoning tourism of the middle of the 18th century, Unterseen played an important role, which has since been taken over in large part by Interlaken.
Unterseen is also known as the town of best geographical environment and the exotic locations. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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