Kanton Bern Travel Guide

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Interlaken

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506,1355,68

Bern

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595,1830,48

Lauterbrunnen

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262,779,15

Grindelwald

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190,607,53

Wengen

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85,173,28

Thun

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201,767,11

Kandersteg

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141,291,13

Spiez

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53,149,5

Gimmelwald

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34,109,2

Brienz

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61,229,12

Meiringen

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76,184,15

Gstaad

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26,46,28

Adelboden

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38,103,20

Biel

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18,101,16

Beatenberg

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1,1,9

Oeschinensee

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17,48,0

Berner Alpen

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152,657,0

Oberhofen

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4,7,1

Lauenen

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6,16,0

Lenk

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6,10,20

Interlaken

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  • Jungfrau

    Interlaken Things to Do

    What a delight for train lovers with all these alpine railways. During your journey you will enjoy the great landscape, you just need to choose your destination... The Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB) linked Interlaken Ost railway station to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. A modern, straight-track shuttle service is operated with two train...

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  • Rossli

    Interlaken Hotels

    For about 3days. I was very happy. Rossli was best hotel to me. Rossli was strongly impressed on my...

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  • 3 peaks

    Interlaken Things to Do

    From Interlaken you can view the 3 highest peaks in Switzerland, Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. All 3 are legendary in mountaineering circles. The Jungfrau region can be accessed by cog railway.

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Bern

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  • Bear pit

    Bern Things to Do

    The BaerenPark is home to four brown bears and can be visited 24 hours a day. Keeping live bears in the city is not a new thing. The tradition dates back to 1513 when, on returning from the Battle of Novara, the Bernese forces brought with them a live bear that was kept in the city's moat. Since then, bears have been kept in a pit at the Bärenplatz...

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  • Hotel Allegro Bern

    Bern Hotels

    I was in Bern for a business meeting that was scheduled for early in the morning. So I arrived in...

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  • Altes Tramdepot

    Bern Restaurants

    I visited Altes Tramdepot on a very busy, sunny day and the outdoor dining area was full. Many of the groups who arrived at the time I did were asked to book a table for later in the evening. As I was alone, the waitress offered me a seat at a reserved table and said that a group would be arriving to share the table in a few minutes. As I was...

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Lauterbrunnen

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  • Staubbach Falls

    Lauterbrunnen Things to Do

    A short walk from Lauterbrunnen is Staubbach Falls. This stark waterfall is easily visible from the train station. Walk down the path for a closer look, but don't get too close. A falling rock in the wrong place can ruin your whole day.

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  • Hotel Jungfrau

    Lauterbrunnen Hotels

    Fuhren, Murren 3822, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Trummelbach to Lauterbrunnen

    Lauterbrunnen Transportation

    From Lauterbrunnen, I walked the couple of miles along the river to the falls at Trummelbach. After walking around the falls (and the many steps involved in this), I opted to take the bus back to Lauterbrunnen.Buses run every hour between Trummelbach and Lauterbrunnen. The bus stop can be found near the large building at the entrance to the path to...

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Grindelwald

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  • Hike up to Kleine Scheidegg

    Grindelwald Things to Do

    Richly varied hike at the foot of the Eiger massif. At first along narrow roads, then tracks and finally trails, this hike leads to one of the most famous spots in the Alps – Kleine Scheidegg. The higher you climb, the more the rugged flanks of the Mönch and Jungfrau and the prominent, perfect form of the Silberhorn come into view. Dark stone pines...

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  • Hotel Gletschergarten

    Grindelwald Hotels

    The lounge on the ground floor of the hotel.

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  • Train to the top

    Grindelwald Transportation

    What a delight for train lovers with all these alpine railways. During your journey you will enjoy the great landscape, you just need to choose your destination...The Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB) linked Interlaken Ost railway station to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. A modern, straight-track shuttle service is operated with two train compositions...

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Wengen

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  • Hiking the Lauberhorn

    Wengen Things to Do

    Years ago I decided to hike down the famous Lauberhorn downhill course. Last July I had my chance and it was a great experience. I jumped off the train in Wengernalp, had some refreshments in local hotel's terrace and climbed uphill. Greatest moment was to stand on the top of Hundschopf but it was impossible to capture the steepness in any picture....

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  • Hotel Baeren

    Wengen Hotels

    We chose this hotel based on other reviews and were not disappointed! We stayed 3 nights at the end...

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  • Train Travel…Wengen Area

    Wengen Transportation

    During my two nights and three days in and around Wengen I used two different train systems.Initially I was a little confused about they’re relation to each other and how passes affected certain runs and to a certain extent I still am confused about they’re price structure.I won’t go into too much detail here because I think that there’s already...

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Thun

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  • Schloss Thun

    Thun Things to Do

    Thun's formidable castle is an unmissable delight. Climbing up to the castle entrance from the town is a lovely thing to do on a bright day. As you climb higher above the town, the views of the lake come into focus and you can see across the rooftops to beautiful, snowtopped Alpine peaks.During my visit, the external part of the castle appeared to...

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  • Seepark Hotel

    Thun Hotels

    Seestrasse 47, Postfach 129, Thun, 3602, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Getting to Thun by train

    Thun Transportation

    I found travelling by train was the preferable option in this part of Switzerland. Not only are the trains clean and frequent, they are also very large and often with an upper and lower deck so getting a seat isn't a problem.Thun is situated on the line between Bern and Spiez. From here, you can travel direct as far north as Basel and also along...

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Kandersteg

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  • Gondola to the Oeschinensee

    Kandersteg Transportation

    The easy way to get to the Oeschinensee is to take the gondola. The gondola, which replaced the old chairlift (sesselbahn) in 2009, is a favorite for its lovely view of the Kandersteg area. Either take the village bus to the base station, or walk about 10 minutes down the path towards the Bluemlisalp, then follow the signs for the "seilbahn...

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  • Bernerhof Kandersteg Hotel

    Kandersteg Hotels

    How else to describe it? It's a professional, family-run, friendly, romantic, scenic hotel in one of...

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  • Train Connections to Kandersteg

    Kandersteg Transportation

    Kandersteg is a local station on the BLS (Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon) Railway, one of the many private railways in Switzerland. (don't worry -- Eurail and Swisspass are valid!) Until 2008, it was on the main line between Bern and Brig, with most long haul trains stopping here. Now, however, nearly all of the InterCity and EuroCity trains have been...

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Spiez

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  • InterCityExpress (ICE) trains from...

    Spiez Transportation

    Within Germany there is one ICE train per hour on most routes, including the route through the Rhine Valley between Frankfurt am Main and Basel.Five of these ICE trains per day also continue beyond Basel into Switzerland, stopping at Olten, Bern, Thun, Spiez and Interlaken. For connections to Italy, you have to change trains at Spiez, at the...

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  • Eden Swiss Quality Single Hotel

    Spiez Hotels

    Seestrasse 58, Spiez, Bern, 3700, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Dining in (!) the Alps

    Spiez Restaurants

    The Cisalpino dining cars are run by Italian crews and have the kind of menu you would expect at an Italian (not Swiss) restaurant, with Antipasta, first course and second course selections. You could get a full Italian three course meal (with a "complimentary" aperitivo) for 30 Euros, but they also have a selection of smaller dishes, for instance...

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Gimmelwald

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  • How to get to Gimmelwald

    Gimmelwald Transportation

    Step 1 is to get to Lauterbrunnen. From Lauterbrunnen, you can either walk or take the Post Bus to the Stechelberg gondola station. Take the gondola 1 stop to Gimmelwald. The Post bus costs CHF 4, while a 1-way trip from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald costs CHF 5.60. The entire journey is covered by Swisspass.

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  • Esther's Guesthouse

    Gimmelwald Hotels

    Gimmelwald, CH 3826, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Meadows for Heidi Fans

    Gimmelwald Favorites

    All my early images of Switzerland came from the wonderful words and images in Johanna Spry's Heidi. As a child I read that book over and over and The Grandfather and Peter the Goatherd were as real to me as my own family. The descriptions of meadows swimming in Alpine flowers, I particularly loved and when I got the chance to visit, finding such a...

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Brienz

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  • Meiringen - Sherlok Holmes & more close...

    Brienz Off The Beaten Path

    Meiringen is in just a short distance from Brienz and it is well known for beeing the place, where Sherlok Holmes died next to the Reichenbach-falls.In der very centre of Meiringen you may see the world's first authentic replica of the living-room of Sherlock Holmes in Bakerstreet 221b. This replica was made according to the exlanations, given in...

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  • Grandhotel Giessbach

    Brienz Hotels

    Grandhotel Giessbach is certainly one of the most romantic hotels that you may find in Switzerland :...

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  • A visit to Ballenberg

    Brienz Things to Do

    It's a pleasure to walk among the old houses, and very interesting to visit them. You can find a school of the last century, or the black wedding dress weared more than one hundred ago and kitchens, bedrooms and living-rooms of reconstructed original houses and farm buildings. And for the children it will be very funny look at the farm animals,...

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Meiringen

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  • Bakerstreet 221b is in Meiringen

    Meiringen Things to Do

    This is a must for all fans of Sherlock Holmes : In der very centre of Meiringen you may see the world's first authentic replica of the living-room of Sherlock Holmes in Bakerstreet 221b. This replica was made according to the exlanations, given in the books and it includes all the small details beeing mentioned there. This room is shown in a small...

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  • Hotel Victoria

    Meiringen Hotels

    Bahnhofplatz 9, Meiringen, Bernese Oberland, 3860, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Bike through the Haslital

    Meiringen Things to Do

    A very easy bike tour (28 km) on the ground of the valley of Hasli. From Meiringen go direction Balm/Unterbach along the canal to Brienz. There you can visit the Living Museum Jobin where you can learn about the traditional wood carving of the village. On the way back you can stop at the Ballenberg museum.

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Gstaad

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  • A stop on the GoldenPass route

    Gstaad Transportation

    As I already disclosed in the title, Gstaad is one of the stations on the route of the GoldenPass train, which goes from Montreux to Interlaken and vice-versa. It is one of those railway routes that are very well-known by tourists, so the company of Swiss railways recommends to make reservations, however they are not obligatory. Personally, I did...

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  • Palace Hotel Gstaad

    Gstaad Hotels

    It is a very nice place for luxury holidays. You will find it on a liddle hill in the middle of the...

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  • Windowshopping

    Gstaad Things to Do

    Even a visitor who knew nothing about Gstaad would be able to assume that it must be an upscale location, thanks to the presence of several luxury shops. Jewelers' shops are very conspicuous, but I must confess that I was paying more attention to the buildings that hosted them that to the goods on display in the shop-windows. I don't want to sound...

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Adelboden

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  • Adventure Park Reharti - very near...

    Adelboden Things to Do

    The Adventure Park is 15 minutes walk from Adelboden. It is absolutely excellent, particularly good for groups of teenagers like the party we took there.They have high ropes courses across the valley, abseil from the road bridge, great zip wires and you can even throw yourself off the bridge on a Pendulum Jump. Brilliant.Different prices depending...

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  • Parkhotel Bellevue

    Adelboden Hotels

    Bellevuestrasse 15, Adelboden, Bern, 3715, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Swiss Mail

    Adelboden Local Customs

    Most swiss [people will have a post box at the post station in the centre of their own..but I liked this one we saw as we walked up to the alpine garden above Adelboden - a swiss cow mailbox! So typically Swiss!

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Biel

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  • Ceylon food

    Biel Restaurants

    One of my favourite restaurants in Biel food wise. The restaurant itself is nothing nice. Kind of a cold atmosphere. But the food is very very tasty and served with lots of love. The owner itself is the chef. Restaurant is open as following:Monday to Friday 9h to 14:30h and 18h to 00:30hSaturday 18h to 0030h Everything!

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  • Elite Swiss Q Hotel Biel

    Biel Hotels

    14, rue de la Gare, Biel, BE, CH-2501, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Historic tower restaurant

    Biel Restaurants

    This Restaurant is located in a historic tower building and has therefore lots of character.Recommended for romantic candle light dinners or business lunches. In summer there is a nice terrace. The menu is constantly changing with Nouvelle cuisine type style food. Check the homepage for seasonal details.In the Bistro you can get Brasserie style...

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Top Kanton Bern Hotels

Interlaken Hotels
506 Reviews - 1355 Photos
Lauterbrunnen Hotels
262 Reviews - 779 Photos
Wengen Hotels
85 Reviews - 173 Photos
Beatenberg Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Bern Hotels
595 Reviews - 1830 Photos
Gstaad Hotels
26 Reviews - 46 Photos
Kandersteg Hotels
141 Reviews - 291 Photos
Grindelwald Hotels
190 Reviews - 607 Photos
Spiez Hotels
53 Reviews - 149 Photos
Gimmelwald Hotels
34 Reviews - 109 Photos
Brienz Hotels
61 Reviews - 229 Photos
Adelboden Hotels
38 Reviews - 103 Photos
Thun Hotels
201 Reviews - 767 Photos
Meiringen Hotels
76 Reviews - 184 Photos
Oeschinensee Hotels
17 Reviews - 48 Photos

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