- a town in and the capital of Obwalden, in central Switzerland, E of Bern.
- one of the two divisions of the canton of Unterwalden, in central Switzerland. 189 sq. mi. (490 sq. km). Capital: Sarnen.
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Historical Examples of sarnen
The road carried us through Sarnen, where my companions, who had never before visited the Unterwaldens, stopped to see the lions.A Residence in France
J. Fenimore Cooper
And at Sarnen the revision of the constitution was agreed to at the open and general meeting.The Story of Switzerland
Much pleased with the present, he asked the men to take the animals into the castle court, and went on his way towards Sarnen.Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)
The previous journey too from Sarnen was enchanting, and never did I see larger or finer trees, or a more fruitful country.Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland
- a town in central Switzerland, capital of Obwalden demicanton: resort. Pop: 9145 (2000)