May 29, 2020 - 10:36 PM
in reply to Steph
Steph said "Bern is not in the Bernese Oberland".
This is an odd answer to your question, because, as its name implies, Bern gives its name to Bernese Oberland. Many visitors to Switzerland are from much larger countries, and don't realise how small Switzerland is (some size comparisons below).
Bern is a perfectly good base for the Bernese Oberland - and also to take advantage of other beautiful areas around Bern . You can have easy days out in the Bernese Oberland from Bern. The nearest part of the Bernese Oberland is about 20 minutes from Bern
Some facts giving size comparisons:
Switzerland = 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi)
State of New York = 141,300 km2 (54,555 sq mi)
Great Britain = 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi)
Canton Bern (including Bern and the Bernese Oberland): 5,959.59 km2 (2,301.01 sq mi)
New York Metropolitan Area: 8,936 km2 (3,450.2 sq mi )