Popular Accommodations in Bernese Oberland
Highlights in Bernese Oberland
- 185 km of slopes
- 350 kilometres of cross-country trails
- Castles of Thun
- St. Beatus Caves
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Vacation rentals in the Bernese Oberland
The Bernese Oberland extends over large parts of Canton Bern and Valais and, thanks to its picturesque valleys and 800 crystal-clear lakes, is one of Switzerland's most popular holiday regions. If you are looking for a holiday apartment or a cosy vacation rental in the Bernese Oberland, you will find what you are looking for above all in the region around Bern and on the shores of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. Of course, the choice is particularly large in Bern itself, where you will find everything a holidaymaker could wish for, from a small apartment to a large holiday home. In addition, you benefit from the excellent local public transport network, so that you can reach all the sights even without your own car.Holidays in the countryside
Those who like it a little quieter will find accommodation in picture book towns such as Grindelwald, Lenk, Interlaken, Spiez or Meiringen. Winter sports enthusiasts, on the other hand, are attracted to Gstaad, especially as the municipality is probably the most renowned winter sports resort after St. Moritz and Zermatt. However, many accommodations captivate with their alpine architectural style and an existing fireplace as well as the generous amount of space available, making them ideal quarters for a relaxed family holiday.
Holidays in the Bernese Oberland
Travelers and Activities
If a region has earned the title of a "winter sports paradise", it is definitely the Bernese Oberland. This status is not least due to Switzerland's third-largest ski resort, which stretches 185 kilometres across the Bernese Oberland with its network of pistes. In addition, there are 350 kilometres of cross-country ski runs and a network of excellent winter hiking trails and snowshoe trails covering well over 200 kilometres.The Bernese Oberland for culture lovers
The cultural diversity of the Bernese Oberland is a welcome contrast and attracts culture lovers from all over the world to the heart of Switzerland with sights such as the Sherlock Holmes Museum, the Ballenberg Open Air Museum and the impressive castles on Lake Thun. Big children's eyes are also guaranteed when descending into the St. Beatus Caves, as legend has it that the cave, peppered with halls, waterfalls and inner canyons, was once the shelter of a dragon.
Things to know
The programme of events in the Bernese Oberland is characterised by numerous highlights from the categories of sport, music and art. These include the "Belle Epoque Week" in January, the ATP tennis tournament "Crédit Agricole Suisse Open" in July, the Lake Thun Games in July and August and the "FIS Ski World Cup Adelboden", which attracts around 40,000 sports fans to the Bernese Oberland every January.
The Jungfraubahn terminus at an altitude of 3454 metres is the highest station in the Alps.
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A very special attraction awaits film fans on the ascent to the Schilthorn. There you will find the "007 Walk of Fame". On elaborately designed boards, it not only informs about the films and their actors, but also includes handprints, signatures and personal greetings of all "agents in the service of Her Majesty".Free as the wind
Once under the wings of an eagle, you will float over peaks and valleys. You can fulfill this wish during a flight with the "First Glider" in Schreckfeld. Climb the cable car construction in eagle look and shoot at the valley on the approximately 800 meter long flight route with up to 83 kilometers per hour.Brienz Game Park
The Brienz Game Park was founded in 1896 on the initiative of the local carving school so that the animals could serve as living models for the pupils. Today, the game park, only 10 minutes' walk from the Brienz railway station, is a magnet for young and old, not least thanks to its free entrance.