Bernese Oberland Travel Guide

Bernese Oberland Travel Guide: Focus on the Jungfrau Region

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The Bernese Oberland, this is where mighty, snow-capped mountains tumble down into lush, green valleys. Waterfalls spill over the cliffs, cows and their musical bells wander the fields, charming villages dot the hillsides, and hiking trails connect small hamlets and towns. Located in central Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland is home to some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in all …

Best Hikes in the Bernese Oberland

15 Great Hikes to do in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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The Bernese Oberland is a hiker’s paradise. Alpine trails crisscross their way through the towns, valleys, and the mountain peaks of this gorgeous place. Take your pick from short, easy, family-friendly trails to cliff walks to thrilling trails. Here are 15 of the best hikes to do in the Bernese Oberland. All of the hikes on this list are located …

Switzerland Itinerary

Switzerland Itinerary: How to Spend 7 to 21 Days in Switzerland

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If you are planning a trip to Switzerland, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan your “perfect Switzerland itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. In this article, we list five sample itineraries for Switzerland. These range from 7 to 21 days, with suggestions on how to use the …

Kleine Scheidegg Train

Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn: Which One Should You Visit?

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If you are planning a visit to the Bernese Alps and only have the time, or the money, for Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn, which one should you visit? Both are extraordinary experiences, offering panoramic views of the Alps with a few unique differences. Both also come with a big sticker price. In this article, get an overview of what to expect …

How to Visit Schilthorn

Everything You Need to Know to Visit Schilthorn and Birg

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Schilthorn is one of the highest peaks in the Jungfrau region and it is one of the best places to go for panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. While you are here, enjoy the view as you dine at Piz Gloria, learn a little James Bond history at Bond World, and add on the thrilling Cliff Walk in Birg. This …

Goat on the Northface Trail

Walking the Northface Trail in Mürren, Switzerland

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The Northface Trail in Mürren has a little bit of everything…stunning mountain views, small hamlets and chalets tucked away amidst the mountains, flower-filled alpine meadows, and pastures filled with cows and their musical bells. This is an easy walking trail that is done as a loop from Mürren. Along the way, you are treated to spectacular views of Mönch, Eiger, …

Best Things to do in the Jungfrau Region

20 Amazing Things to do in the Jungfrau Region of the Bernese Oberland

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Towering mountains, alpine meadows, soaring cable cars, historic cogwheel trains, scenic walking trails, quaint villages and hamlets…this is the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland. The Bernese Oberland is one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations for tourists. The massive mountains of Mönch, Eiger, and Jungfrau dominate the landscape. Charming villages like Mürren and Gimmelwald cling to the cliffs, overlooking the …

Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First Hike

How to Hike from Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First, Switzerland

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The hike from Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First is a big day hike in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland, but what a spectacular day. A scenic ride on a cogwheel train, alpine lakes, rustic mountain huts, snow-covered trails, cows and their musical bells, and some of the best views of Swiss Alps…these are just a few highlights of this …

Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg Walk

Walking from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg on the Panorama Trail

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The walk from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg is one of the most popular hikes in the Jungfrau region. This easy, mostly downhill trail offers spectacular views of both the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the mountain peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. This hike is suitable for all ages and ability levels. It’s perfect for families, travelers with limited time who want …

Eiger Trail Hike

How to Hike the Eiger Trail in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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If you are looking for a short but sweet hike in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland, the Eiger Trail is a great one to consider. This point-to-point hike follows the north face of the Eiger mountain. Along the way, you get jaw-dropping views across the Lauterbrunnen Valley to Mürren and also down to Grindelwald. This was one of …