The Question: Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen Valley inspired which famous fantasy writer?
A J.R.R. Tolkien
B Anne McCaffrey
C J.K. Rowling
Our homepage photo shows the lush Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, which sparked Tolkien’s imagination when he visited in 1911. Rivendell, the Elvish city in his ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ novels, was largely based on the village of Lauterbrunnen.
The correct answer is J.R.R. Tolkien.