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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Jungfrau region in one day

Don't have much time, or looking for an introduction to the region? This one day trip in the Jungfrau region makes sure you won't miss the best spots.

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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.

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Schilthorn

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

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Boat trip Lake Thun

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Boat trip Lake Brienz

Beautiful Lake Brienz is sandwiched between high mountain walls.

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Niesen

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

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Schynige Platte

Take the cogwheel train up to Schynige Platte for superb views of the Jungfrau massif and the lakes.

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Paragliding over the Lauterbrunnen valley

Enjoy a paragliding flight with an experienced pilot over the magnificent Lauterbrunnen valley. A drink and transportation from Lauterbrunnen are included.

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Engstligenalp - Unter dem Birg

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

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First - Bachsee - First

Popular trail to a beautiful mountain lake.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg

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

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Niederhorn - Waldegg

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

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  • 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.

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Sillerenbühl - Hahnenmoos Pass

Easy route across Alpine meadows, with great views.

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Allmenalp - Usser Üschene - Kandersteg

Explore the impressive surroundings of the Alpine town of Kandersteg.

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

Engstligenalp

Easy stroll at an Alpine plateau near Adelboden.

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