Bern Alps (Berner Oberland)
South of Canton Bern offers breathtaking sights, with world-famous destinations as Grindelwald and Interlaken, the amazing Jungfrau, Lakes Thun and Brienz, and many more natural jewels.
Adelboden
Adelboden is a traditional Swiss mountain village on a terrace looking south to the Engstligen waterfalls. A hiking and winter sports paradise: 200 km of hiking trails in summer, from family walks to alpine routes, and in winter ski runs and cross-country ski trails.
Ballenberg
A stroll through the past: more than one hundred century-old buildings from all over Switzerland, 250 farmyard animals, traditional gardens and fields, local crafts and special events for a vivid impression of Swiss rural life in days gone by.
Brienz
This picturesque village lies on the eastern, upper shore of the turquoise-hued Lake Brienz. It is famous for its romantic cobblestone-paved Brunngasse and a longstanding wood carving tradition.
Frutigen
It's in Frutigen you'll see the northern portal of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel, currently the world's longest land tunnel. Its geothermal energy powers a tropical greenhouse producing exotic fruits, sturgeon meat and caviar!
Giessbach
An incredible cascade near Brienz, in the Bernese Oberland, in a fairytale setting. Saved by the Swiss ecologist Franz Weber, it's a really beautiful place for a small hike in the forest and in the park of a historic hotel.
Grindelwald
A very important destination of the Bernese Alps, in summer as in winter. On the Jungfraubahn Mountain Railway line connecting Interlaken to Jungfraujoch, highest railway station in Europe, close to Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch.
Innertkirchen
Up the road from Interlaken, Brienz, and Meiringen, the village from where two mountain passes connect the Berner Oberland to the cantons of Uri (Susten Pass) and Valais (Grimsel Pass).
Interlaken
A holiday resort rich in tradition, in the heart of the Swiss Prealps, between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz and North of three famous peaks, the Eiger, the Mönch, and the Jungfrau. A starting point for many hikes in a most breathtaking landscape.
Kandersteg
Situated along the valley of the Kander River, west of the Jungfrau area, Kandersteg is famous for its spectacular alpine landscapes. All year round, it's a mecca for hiking and mountain climbing as well as, in winter, for downhill and cross-country skiing.
Lötschberg
Many mountain passes connect north and south of the Alps, but most are not accessible by car. Loetschberg Tunnel car shuttle train, between Kandersteg and Goppenstein, is the only connection open all year long between Bern and Valais.
Lauterbrunnen
Starting point to discover the Jungfrau region: Berner Oberland Railway (BOB) connects the village to Interlaken, Wengernalp Railway (WAB) connects it to Wengen and way beyond, and Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren (BLM) goes to Mürren.
Lenk
High in the Simmental Valley, at the foot of the Wildstrübel massif, lies the village of Lenk, a nice winter sports and summer hikes destination. A paradise for families and nature lovers!
Mürren
Unreachable by public road, a traditional mountain village built on a cliff overlooking Lauterbrunnen Valley. Breathtaking view on Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Access by cable car and train from Lauterbrunnen, or cable car from Stechelberg.
Meiringen
Deep in the Bernese Oberland, at the foot of 3 Alpine passes, the village near the Reichenbach waterfall where, according to Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes won his last battle against the devilish Dr Moriarty.
Oeschinensee
An alpine lake above Kandersteg, in the Bernese Oberland. A fishing spot where you'll find arctic char, lake trout and rainbow trout. A family hike too, as you can go there with a gondola lift from Kandersteg, then with a 20-minute walk.
Spiez
Nestled between hills and vineyards, dominated by a magnificent castle, a little town set in a beautiful landscape. Above Lake Thun, the Niederhorn mountain range stretches as far as the Bernese Alps and forms an impressive panorama.
Thun
At the lower end of Lake Thun, the gate to Bernese Oberland. The old town is situated about one kilometer from the lakeshore, on the river Aare, dominated by a beautiful 12th century castle hosting a history museum.
Wengen
One of the few car-free resort villages in Europe, with only some service vehicles, local farm vehicles, and electric taxis as shuttles to and from the railway station. A very quiet holiday atmosphere!
Zweisimmen
In summer, Zweisimmen offers you no less than 200 km of hiking trails... In winter, a cable car runs directly from the town center to a snow paradise offering 22 ski lifts and 124 km of groomed slopes in all degrees of difficulty.
 
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