The Bernese Oberland - Interlaken
The center of alpine Switzerland
- Peaks, glaciers and chocolate-box villages.
- At the footsteps of the mighty Jungfrau range.
- Central to tour many Switzerland highlights.
- Great hiking and biking terrain.
- Some of the world most dramatic railways.
- 7 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Return flights (tax included)
- 7 days car rental
- Plan your stay in official website official Interlaken .
- best trekking routes of the Swiss Alps.
- Enjoy Junfrau area and its theme parks.
- Discover the Medieval Switzerland
- It combines mountain cities. Lucerne and Bern are very close.
The Bernese Oberland is the name given, literally, to the highlands of Bern Canton. This is a region made of high alpine valleys leading to two beautiful lakes: Lake of Thun and Brienz lake. Right in between of both lakes we can found the town of Interlaken, the most important in the Bernese Oberland. Interlaken is also at the foot of the breathtaking Jungfrau mountain range. It is formed by a trio of towering 4.000 m. high peaks crowned by glaciers. The well-known Eiger, Mönch and Jungfraujoch. The spectacular views can be enjoyed hiking or mountain biking in well signposted paths. But less active tourists can also enjoy the region using lifts and spectacular mountain railways that take visitors to the highest train station in Europe (more than 3,400 m. high). The Bernese Oberland occupies a central location in Switzerland and also enjoys an excellent road network. It is therefore much more than a place from which to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Alps. Visitors can also visit cities and towns for a touch of culture and historical knowledge to their holidays. The following itinerary is a suggestion of excursions and visits you can do while staying in the Bernese Oberland:
Day 1Flight to Switzerland.
Check-in at your home airport 90 minutes before the designated departure time of your flight to Geneva. Upon arrival at Geneva Airport pick-up the rental car you will use the whole week. Drive the ca. 200 Km to your booked acommodation in the Bernese Oberland region. Check-in and first night in Switzerland.
Day 2Interlaken and Jungfrau.
As soon as you have a fine weather morning you must head to Interlaken. Located between two lakes is has the terminus station of the famous Jungfrau Railway, the highest railway station in Europe at almost 3500 m. height. It is afull day excursion that allows you to discover the mountain villages (Grindelwald and Wengen) and enjoy glaciers and peaks over 4000 meters.
After about 100 km drive from Berner Oberland, we reach Luzern, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. You can visit the old town with the famous covered wooden bridge. It is also the headquarters of the Swiss Transport Museum, a real gem for the whole family. Nearby you can take the cable car to Titlis or the Pilatus cog railway, both with splendid views. Another good idea is taking a boat trip on Lake Lucerne.
Day 4Lowland Switzerland.
For a break from the mountains there is nothing better than the city of Neuchatel, just over 100 km from Frutigen. It is built next to a beautiful lake and is known for its old town, the collegiate church and the castle. Nearby you can visit the International Watch Museum. And in Payerne, there is the most impressive Romanesque church of Switzerland.
Day 5Bern, the capital.
Only 50 km from Berner Oberland we find Bern, a beautiful city and the federal capital of Switzerland. After greeting the Bears (symbol of the city) you can enter the beautiful old town with its colonnaded streets, the Clock Tower and the interesting cathedral. Among the museums you can not miss the Art Museum, including works by Paul Klee, and the Swiss Alpine Museum that puts in context how life is in these mighty mountains.
Set aside a sunny day to visit Zermatt. In the town of Kandersteg, along Frutigen, you can load the car in a train that will take you to the Valais, in half an hour. After downloading a short drive leads to Tasch, the train that goes home to Zermatt pedestrian village. It is one of the prettiest villages in the Alps, at the foot of the legendary Mount Cervino. You can go near the Cervino and its magic panoramas taking the Gornergrat railway or even the cable car to the Small Matterhorn (3,800 m. high)
Day 7Middle Age Switzerland.
The medieval triangle of Switzerland is very easy to visit in a single day. You can start in Thun, lakeside, which includes the castle and the town hall. Murten, also near the lake, is famous for its walled old town. Finally, Fribourg has the old town on a rock and a medieval atmosphere. Altogether it is a path of less than 200 Km i / v
Day 8Flight back home.
Leave the Bernese Oberland with enough time to reach Geneva Airport around 120 minutes before the designated departure time of your flight. It´s a quite fast drive of around 200 Km. Drop-off the rental car and check-in to your flight back home. Arrival and end of the trip.
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