Between glaciers and lakes
In the shadow of the four-thousand-metre peaks, between the Eiger and the Saanen Pass, you will find one of Switzerland's most famous holiday regions. Tourists from all over the world have been holidaying in the Bernese Oberland for 150 years. Romantik hotels & restaurants as well as the perfect infrastructure make your stay a pleasure. Follow in the footsteps of the World Cup stars in Wengen and ski down the famous Lauberhorn run! If you're more in the mood for snow fun, Europe's longest toboggan run (15 kilometres) awaits you near Grindelwald.
In summer, the region is ideal for great hikes. You have the choice of walking comfortably through the valleys and swimming in a mountain lake in between, or - well secured and under expert guidance - taking an excursion high up on the glaciers.
Mountain view from the hotel: Bernese Highlands spectacular
The triumvirate of Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger is one of the most popular destinations on holiday in the Bernese Oberland. At 4158 metres, the highest mountain in the group is the Jungfrau, one of the most famous peaks in Switzerland. Friedrich Schiller already mentioned the mountain in "Wilhelm Tell", and it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for 15 years. A spectacular feat of engineering also contributed to its fame: more than 100 years ago, a cogwheel railway was built through the Eiger and Mönch to the Jungfraujoch, whose terminus, after a 1400-metre ascent, is still the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 metres. Take a look down into the valley from the Eigerwand station! Maybe you can recognise your hotel in the Bernese Oberland from above...
In the opposite direction, mountaineers can be clearly seen from Grindelwald in summer, climbing the once notorious Eiger north face, which is still difficult to climb today. On the climbing route, 1800 metres have to be conquered.
Elegant relaxation - holidays in the Bernese Highlands
The holiday region is also appreciated by stars and celebrities from all over the world in summer and winter. Celebrities such as Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and ex-James Bond Roger Moore feel at home in the chalets in and around Gstaad. Boris Becker, Günther Netzer and the Beckham family stroll through the car-free resort at holiday times and shop in the exclusive and elegant boutiques. What the celebrity visitors particularly appreciate is the peace and quiet and the relaxed atmosphere. After all, some 7,000 cows graze around Gstaad - one of which, incidentally, belongs to tennis star Roger Federer.
Gstaad's reputation is not necessarily reflected in the holiday budget: even in high season, it is possible to dine and stay there at reasonable prices. Book your hotel in the Bernese Oberland right here!
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