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This is an online guide about the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Bernese Oberland is the southern part of the canton of Bern. It is one of the very famous tourist regions of Central Europe. The high mountains of the Bernese Alps attract millions of tourists from all over the world. According to many connoisseurs, it is the most beautiful region of the whole Switzerland. Alps like in a picture book.

Bernese Oberland landscape

The Bernese Oberland, also called Bernese Alps, is south of Interlaken and the two large lakes Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. World famous are many mountains such as the Eiger with the famous Eiger North Face, the Jungfrau and the Mönch. On the Jungfrau a train leads to the highest station in Europe. A ride on this train all the way to the top is for many tourists, the highlight of the vacation in the Bernese Oberland.

Other tourist highlights in the southern canton of Bern are waterfalls, cable cars, magnificent views of mountains and valleys. The villages in the Oberland like the famous Wengen are also great. Near Wengen the Lauberhorn race takes place every year in January, one of the most famous ski world cup downhill.

Village near Bern

Some places in the Bernese Alps can be reached by car, others only by train, cable car and / or rack railroad. Especially these car-free villages are worth seeing.

The starting point for the Bernese Alps is the small town of Interlaken. From here roads and rails lead to the high mountains. Many tourists spend the night here. Interlaken it is one of the most famous tourist places in Switzerland. The two large lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, are separated by about 2 km. Between them lies the town of Inkerlaken. On both lakes excursion boats run to most of the villages on the lakes.

Of course, the Bernese Oberland is also a well-known region for winter sports. But a lot of tourists come in summer. Very many are from Asia, such as from Japan, China and Korea. The prices are generally high in Switzerland, also the Bernese Oberland is not exactly cheap.

Bernese Alps, cows and landscape

Besides the mountains, valleys and lakes, you can also look at cities. Worth seeing and ideal for a day trip by car or train is the Swiss capital Bern. Other cities like Thun on Lake Thun are also worth a trip.

Enjoy reading this travel guide about the Bernese Oberland. On the right you will find an overview of all pages of this online guide.