Bernese Oberland

Obersteinberg

Obersteinberg is a quiet mountain inn and working farm at the upper end of the Lauterbrunnen valley in Switzerland's Bernese Oberland. A beautiful and authentic stop....

Meiringen

Meiringen is a beautiful town at the foot of several mountain passes, near Lake Brienz and Reichenbach falls. It's a good starting point for Bernese Oberland hikes....

Wengen

Wengen is a beautiful car-free village in the Bernese Oberland, on a sunny shelf beneath the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains....

Mannlichen

The Männlichen ridge is one of the best panorama viewpoints in the Bernese Oberland, with the Eiger North Face, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valley in your sights....

First

The First gondola above Grindelwald takes you up to some of the best views in the Jungfrau region....

Stechelberg

Stechelberg is a tiny village at the far end of the Lauterbrunnen valley. A quiet, mellow stop in one of Switzerland's prettiest regions. ...

Kandersteg

Kandersteg is a quiet village at the end of a valley in the Bernese Oberland, best known for the stunning Oeschinensee lake above town....

Lauterbrunnen Valley

The name Lauterbrunnen means "many springs" using a modern meaning of the word lauter in German: however this could be an example of a folk etymology....

Allmendhubel

The Allmendhubel ridge above Mürren, features a funicular train, restaurant and kids playground....

Winteregg

The Winteregg restaurant has a great playground and panoramic outdoor terrace near Murren....

Gimmelwald

An enchanting car-free village on the mountainside between Stechelberg and Mürren. Quiet dairy farms, fantastic mountains and miles of trails....

Grindelwald

Grindelwald has long been known as the 'glacier village' thanks to the nearby glaciers that extend almost into the town. The glaciers may be receding, but the views are still out of this world....

Ballenberg Museum

A living history museum in the Bernese Oberland. A full day trip that is great for learning about traditional crafts....

Schynige Platte

The Schynige Platte cogweel train takes you to a beautiful viewpoint high on the ridge separating the lakes around Interlaken from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. ...

Schilthorn

The popular cable car and restaurant above Murren offers spectacular views and is definitely worth a visit....

Trümmelbach Falls

In the Lauterbrunnen Valley, these falls have cut a gorge so narrow they actually appear to fall inside the mountain....

Jungfraujoch

Switzerland's highest railway station - there are tunnels carved into the ice, but the main attraction is the view of the Aletsch glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps....

Mürren

My absolute favorite area in the Alps is the Bernese Oberland, and my favorite stop is Mürren, a car-free cliff-side village surrounded by fabulous scenery. The mountains simply don't get any better!...