Bernese Oberland

The Bernese Oberland are the 8 regions higher than Bern. It is a traditional holiday region with perfect sports, leisure and family offers. The large triad of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is situated in the middle of the Bernese Oberland. The train journey to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe (3,454 m above sea level), is a highlight for all visitors. In summer, hiking, in winter a ski paradise!

Facts: Bernese Alps: the Finsteraarhorn is the highest peak in the Bernese Oberland, Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger, Blüemlisalp, Wyssi Frau, Morgenhorn, Wildstrubel | Bernese Alpine foothills: Schilthorn, Faulhorn, Brienzer Rothorn, Morgenberghorn

Grindelwald

The Eiger village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green hollow, surrounded by a commanding mountainscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.

Winter

The two ski regions of First and Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen – Wengen offer 160 kilometres of pistes with around 30 lifts reaching up to an altitude of 2500 m. The Schilthorn near Mürren, also part of the Jungfrau region ski arena, even reaches 2971 metres. But the most spectacular piste of the region is without doubt the Lauberhorn piste near Wengen, popularised by the World Cup circus.

Choose from 80 kilometres of winter walking trails with views across seven four-thousand-metre peaks and majestic glaciers, as well as 60 km of toboggan runs, including, at 15 km, one of the longest toboggan runs in the Alps from the Faulhorn into the valley. Naturally Grindelwald also has many further winter sports on offer.

Summer

There are 300 km of walking trails around Grindelwald. The high-altitude walk from Grindelwald-First along the Bachalpsee to the Faulhorn mountain hotel and then on to the Schynige Platte ranks among the most beautiful hikes of the region. An easy walk with fantastic views of the three, world-famous mountains of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau leads from the Männlichen up onto the Kleine Scheidegg.

Gstaad

Gstaad lies in the western part of the Bernese Oberland. Gstaad stands for prestige, international reputation and Alpine charm, British serenity and authentic traditions. The acting legend Julie Andrews got to the heart of it: "Gstaad is the last paradise in a crazy world". Chic charm and discreet luxury with an understatement are the characteristics of the Gstaad region. Tourists and famous guests from royal families, film, art, sports and business come here every year. Style and class meet real alpine practicality. The region has 200 farms, 80 operating Alps and 7,000 cows. Gstaad is, if you will, a culinary Olympus, a haven of exquisite gastronomy. Children can have fun in Gstaad with playgrounds, a petting zoo, river rafting and fun parks. Children under nine ride for free on all mountain railways. Gstaad is completely car-free and all the houses are built in the chalet style. Exclusive boutiques, fine jewellers, small and lovely shops selling local products and restaurants can be found on the promenade.

Highlights

GoldenPass Panoramic, Lake Lauenen, Wispile, Glacier 3000

Activities on Offer

280 km of bike trails, 500 km of GPS tours, electric bike system, river rafting, climbing routes, indoor climbing walls, paragliding, golf course Gstaad-Saanen, Glacier 3000 with huskies and peak walk, skiing, 200 kilometres of winter hiking trails, gold pass to Montreux.

Events

Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Beach Volleyball Major Series, Ladies Championship, ATP Swiss Open, Hublot Polo Gold Cup, Gstaad Country Night, Sommets Musicaux concert series