Attractions and hiking trails in the Bernese Oberland

Bernese Oberland - Attractions and hiking trails

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The Aletsch glacier, seen from the Jungfraujoch, is Europe’s largest glacier.

Activities in the Bernese Oberland

Find the recommended hiking trails, boat trips, cogwheel trains and more outdoor activities.


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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

The highest train station in Europe is located in a magnificent landscape of eternal snow and glaciers.



The James Bond mountain, and one of the best places to view the Jungfrau massif.


Boat trip Lake Thun

Enjoy the views while relaxing on the boat on beautiful Lake Thun.

  • Attraction type: natural site, lake;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)

Brienzer Rothorn

Cogwheel steam railway across an extraordinary landscape. Breathtaking views of Central Switzerland and the Bernese Alps.

  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    scenic trip, by bus
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Brienz (Bernese Oberland)

Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.


Boat trip Lake Brienz

Beautiful Lake Brienz is sandwiched between high mountain walls.



The pyramid shaped mountain with a hotel, restaurant and 360° view over Lake Thun and the Bernese Alps.


Skiing or snowboarding for beginners in Grindelwald

Enjoy a beginner-friendly ski or snowboard class on the slopes above Grindelwald. You'll get a 2.5 hour lesson in the morning and another one in the afternoon. Ski or snowboard gear and transportation from and to Interlaken are included.

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Small group canyoning for beginners

A professional guide takes a small group into the Jungfrau region for a thrilling canyoning experience. You'll start with abseiling into the canyon before the actual canyoning begins. Transportation, a wetsuit, helmet, hot drink and a shower are included.

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Engstligenalp - Unter dem Birg

Impressive short hike from Engstligenalp via the falls back down into the valley.


First - Bachsee - First

Popular trail to a beautiful mountain lake.

  • Hiking time: 2h30
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 2149 - 2300 m
  • Distance: 5.8 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)

First - Schynige Platte

Long demanding one or two day hike with plenty of views of the Jungfrau region.

  • Hiking time: 6h00
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1924 - 2613 m
  • Distance: 15.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)

Grütschalp - Mürren

Easy, popular, beautiful trail on the western plateau above the Lauterbrunnen valley.


Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg

Popular panoramic route across the high alpine meadows to Kleine Scheidegg.


Niederhorn - Waldegg

Wonderful route with lots of views all around the Bernese Oberland.

  • Hiking time: 3h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1202 - 2056 m
  • Distance: 8.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)

Schynige Platte

Beautiful panorama trail with alpine flowers and views of the Jungfrau.


Sillerenbühl - Hahnenmoos Pass

Easy route across Alpine meadows, with great views.


Allmenalp - Usser Üschene - Kandersteg

Explore the impressive surroundings of the Alpine town of Kandersteg.

  • Hiking time: 2h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1176 - 1805 m
  • Distance: 8.6 km
  • Terrain: meadow, valley, forest
  • Region: Kander valley (Bernese Oberland)


Easy stroll at an Alpine plateau near Adelboden.

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