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 attractions we like and recommend. Hiking trails, boat trips, cogwheel trains and more!

SIGHTSEEING TIPS FOR THIS REGION

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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

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

Schilthorn

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

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Boat trip Lake Thun

Boat trip Lake Thun

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

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Brienzer Rothorn

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.
  • Region: Lake Brienz (Bernese Oberland)
Golden Pass

Golden Pass

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

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REGIONAL HIKING SUGGESTIONS

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Engstligenalp - Unter dem Birg

Engstligenalp - Unter dem Birg

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

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First - Bachsee - First

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

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

Grütschalp - Mürren

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

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Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg

Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg

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

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