Bernese Oberland Travel Guide

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The attractive Bernese Oberland region is one of the most diverse in Switzerland.  It is home to over 800 lakes, numerous mountain peaks like the famous Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch, rolling green pastures and picturesque villages and towns.

The region stretches from the Grimsel Pass, south east of Bern, to Gstaad, south west of Bern, and includes the Jungfrau Region, one of Switzerland’s most famous holiday destinations.

Other popular destinations include the towns of Interlaken – which makes a good base to explore the Jungfrau Region and the nearby lakes, Adelboden and Gstaad. 

Visitors come to the Bernese Oberland to bask in the idyllic natural landscape which includes Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, the Blue Lake and Lake Oeschinen, to name but a few.  Mountain excursions are also popular with trips to Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Mannlichen and Mt. Niesen readily available.

In summer, the whole region is a hiker’s paradise whilst skiers and snowboarders flock to the Alps during winter to take advantage of hundreds of kilometres of pistes.



How to get to the Bernese Oberland

All destinations in the Bernese Oberland can be reached by public transport from Bern and all major towns and cities in Switzerland. An expansive train and bus network covers the entire region, and services are frequent.

Visitors who have a car, can reach most of the main towns and villages by road.  The car-free villages of Wengen and Murren can be reached via mountain train or cable car, with car parking garages conveniently located close by.


Read all our Bernese Oberland guides by clicking on the links below…

To make it easier for you to find all our guides specific to Interlaken and the Jungfrau Region, we have created a separate Interlaken/Jungfrau Region Travel Guide which you can see here >>