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RodgerPF
RodgerPF
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May 26, 2020 - 1:45 AM

Is BERN, instead of Interlaken, also a good base option to explore the Bernese Oberland? Thanks.

Steph
Steph
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May 26, 2020 - 4:02 AM in reply to RodgerPF

Hello Rodger PF,

Bern is not actually located IN the Bernese Oberland, in comparison to Interlaken, which is.
- www.myswissalps.com/bern
- www.myswissalps.com/interlaken
- www.myswissalps.com/berneseoberland

However, places are fairly close and easily reachable by public transport, as you will see by checking the timetable below:
- www.myswissalps.com/timetable

There are other alternatives to stay, too, like Thun and many more.
- www.myswissalps.com/thun

Is there a specific reason you DON'T want to stay in Interlaken.

Best,
Steph

RodgerPF
RodgerPF
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May 26, 2020 - 8:16 AM in reply to Steph

Thank you. I am fine with Interlaken as a base.

1960man
1960man
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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 )

RodgerPF
RodgerPF
29 posts
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May 30, 2020 - 4:39 AM in reply to 1960man

Thanks.

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