Visit Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
With its glacier-strewn mountains, alphorn players and strong cheeses, the Bernese Oberland embodies the classic postcard image of the Alps. It’s also home to the Jungfrau resort area, which takes advantage of the singular mountain views, winter sports and Swiss hospitality. Interlaken, Grindelwald and Wengen are the best-known resorts, in an area that’s also easy to navigate via Switzerland’s excellent national rail system as well as a network of scenic trains and cable cars.
Our team of travel experts can help you craft a trip to suit your preferences. You can indulge in local treats like cheese fondue and handmade chocolate, take a train through the mountain passes or play in the snow at Jungfraujoch, the self-styled Top of Europe.
You’re likely to base your visit in one of the many small villages rife with flower-decked timber-frame houses. Some of the resorts, like Wengen, are car-free and invite you to take in the clean mountain air on foot. But it’s the scenery that truly defines the region. The many hiking trails threaded through the mountain landscapes allow you to soak in the majesty of the glaciers at your own pace, all with the storied triple peaks of the Jungfrau, the Mönch and the Eiger as your backdrop.
Places to visit in Bernese Oberland
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Bernese Oberland, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itinerary featuring Bernese Oberland
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Bernese Oberland, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Bernese Oberland
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Bernese Oberland
- Grindelwald Bernese Oberland
- Interlaken Bernese Oberland
- Wengen Bernese Oberland
- Bern 47 kilometers away
- The Swiss Alps 55 kilometers away
- Lucerne 58 kilometers away
- Zermatt 69 kilometers away
- Montreux 76 kilometers away
- Zürich 98 kilometers away
- Lake Geneva 104 kilometers away
- Lugano 110 kilometers away
- Geneva 140 kilometers away
- St. Moritz 153 kilometers away
Photos of Bernese Oberland
Accommodation choices for Bernese Oberland
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bernese Oberland. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Hotel Alpenrose, tucked onto the hilltop in the Alpine resort town of Wengen, offers family-run hospitality in a peaceful setting. You can stay at a slight remove from the middle of the action, yet still enjoy easy access the Jungfrau region.
The family-friendly Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald offers modern comfort, fine dining and spa services just outside the heart of town, at the foot of the Eiger. Soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi and choose between Swiss fine dining and a traditional fondue restaurant on-site.
The opulent Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa graces the heart of Interlaken, offering the height of service and relaxation in easy reach of the Bernese Oberland. The extensive spa and fine dining are some of the best in the region.
The Hotel Interlaken is the oldest hotel in Interlaken, with a history as a guesthouse dating back to at least 1323. Located right on the main street, the family-run hotel is an excellent home base for your travels in the region.