Top Hotels in Bernese Alps
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Top things to do in Bernese Alps
Bernese Alps Vacation Packages
This central Switzerland region has iconic mountain peaks such as the Eiger and Jungfrau, picturesque Lake Thun and quaint Alpine resorts at every turn. The fairytale-like scenery of the Bernese Alps has attracted visitors for centuries. Explore its clear lakes, snowcapped mountains, lush valleys and picturesque villages.
The charming town of Interlaken sits between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. With two train stations, it is the main transportation hub to the region’s mountains and lakes. From here, connect to most places in Switzerland.
Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Lake Thun, dominated by the city of Thun . Tour its historic old town and browse quaint shops. Explore medieval ramparts and manicured gardens at Oberhofen Castle on Lake Thun’s north shore. Relax among your stunning surroundings at the lakeside Schadaupark .
Wilderswil is a small resort village just outside Interlaken, with lakes, mountains and cities all within close proximity.
Visit Grindelwald , an ideal base for skiers and sightseers alike. Surrounded by the dramatic peaks of Eiger, Jungfrau, Monch, Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn, you’ll find a photo opportunity everywhere you turn.
Take an unforgettable train ride to the Top of Europe, as the mountain pass of Jungfraujoch is known. Marvel at the ice palace and enjoy panoramic views in the observatory.
Not all of Switzerland’s beauty lies in its mountains. This is immediately evident in Lauterbrunnen , a lush valley nestled between the Bernese Alps. Of the 72 waterfalls in the area, Trummelbach Falls is the most unique. Walk inside mountain crevices to discover a set of 10 waterfalls tumbling down the rock face.
From Lauterbrunnen, take a series of cable cars to the Schilthorn . Views extend beyond Switzerland to the Black Forest and Mont Blanc in the distance. Indulge in a meal at the summit’s glamorous rotating restaurant.
Reichenbach Falls is a bit off the beaten path, but worth the journey. This spectacular series of waterfalls is one of the highest in Switzerland.
Although the Bernese Alps feel like another world, they’re actually quite central. Switzerland’s major cities are accessible within a few hours by train or car.