Experience the Bernese Oberland one of Switzerland’s most diverse regions! Envision picturesque landscapes, countless mountain peaks and more than 800 glistening lakes, an authentic alpine atmosphere and a genuine hospitality.
Nestled on a quiet sunny terrace above Lake Thun is the village of AESCHI BEI SPIEZ, a peaceful setting with unparalleled views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The village-scape of Aeschi is characterised by traditional flower-adorned chalets and farmhouses, some many hundreds of years old. Among them is the oldest guesthouse in the Bernese Oberland, dating from 1531, also a 10th century church with frescoes from the 14th century.
JUNGFRAU RAILWAY – the mountain train to the “Top of Europe”! Climb the north face of the Eiger, traverse the Mönch and scale the Jungfrau to an altitude of over 11,000 feet all by the comfort of a train. The station at the top is the highest in Europe. This amazing railway was completed in 1912, although some of the journey is through tunnels, the view with the majestic backdrop of ice, snow and rock is the most spectacular in the Alps.
The BRUNIG PASS at an altitude of 1008 metres connects the Bernese Oberland to central Switzerland, we travel this scenic alpine road on route to Lucerne.
The compact city of LUCERNE sits amid snow-capped mountains on the banks of beautiful Lake Lucerne. The colourful Altstadt (Old Town) has many historic houses with frescoes lining the picturesque squares and surrounded by the 14th century ramparts. The famous centrepiece of the city is the medieval, covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), this wooden bridge, said to the oldest in Europe, links the Old Town to the right bank of the River Reuss.
The delightful medieval town of THUN will capture your heart, ideally positioned close to the crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Thun. Here you’ll discover a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere, cobblestone alleyways lined with elegant historic houses, a hilltop castle dating from 1100s, a 14th century church and many historic river bridges which link the town together.