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Brenner Pass   /brˈɛnər pæs/   Listen
Brenner Pass

An Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions.

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"Brenner Pass" Quotes from Famous Books

... joins the Sill. The town is about two thousand feet above sea-level, and is surrounded by mountains six and eight thousand feet in height. It derives its name from the bridge which here crosses the river—Inn's Bruecke (that is, the Inn's Bridge). We enter Austria through the Brenner Pass, and after a long Alpine journey of three or four hundred miles are very glad to pause here both for rest and observation. There must be about twenty thousand inhabitants, but the town seems almost solemnly silent. At certain periods of the year, known as "the season," ...
— Foot-prints of Travel - or, Journeyings in Many Lands • Maturin M. Ballou

Words linked to "Brenner Pass" :   Italia, mountain pass, notch, Italian Republic, pass, Austria, Oesterreich, Italy, Republic of Austria

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