[oh-ber-land; German oh-buhr-lahnt]


a mountain region in central Switzerland, mostly in S Bern canton.

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Historical Examples of oberland

  • It was a bit of fancy of my own,—copied, I am free to confess, from one I saw in the Oberland.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

  • Others like better those about the Jungfrau, which are called the Oberland Alps.

    Rollo in Geneva

    Jacob Abbott

  • I had been through the Oberland in 1850, but was then too ignorant to learn much from my excursion.

  • On the left, the Pennine Alps and the Oberland, crowned with snow, raised their magnificent crests.

  • And here began the first little dispute between Oberland and Chamouni.

British Dictionary definitions for oberland



the lower parts of the Bernese Alps in central Switzerland, mostly in S Bern canton
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