Switzerland, the small but beautiful landlocked country in the heart of Europe! This “nation of will” offers holidaymakers 26 cantons and the 4 official languages German, French, Italian and Romansh. A spectacle of nature in a class of its own is offered to you by the Swiss Alps, Lake Constance and Lake Geneva. Further highlights of the “Confoederatio Helvetica” are of course the capital Bern, but Zurich, Geneva and Basel also offer tourists from all over the world numerous attractions, such as the Zytglogg tower, the carillon of the astronomical clock or the bear pit in Bern; the Grossmünster and the Wasserkirche in Zurich, the Church of St. Peter or the Zurich airport; the international quarter of Geneva, the symbol of the city of Geneva-Jet d´eau (fountain), the English and Botanical Gardens in Geneva; the Spalentor, the town hall, the Basel Synagogue or Basel Minster in the city of Basel. A tour through the land of watchmakers and pocket knives will be worthwhile!
The village of Gstaad is one of the most popular tourist strongholds in the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. No wonder: after all, the region in the middle of the picturesque mountains of the Swiss Alps offers fantastic conditions for skiers, hikers and those looking for relaxation. One of the big highlights in Gstaad is the igloo village in the Saanerslochgrat ski area near the Saanerslochgrat mountain station at an altitude of around 2,000 meters above sea level. Here visitors can spend the night in various igloos and enjoy a very special winter experience.
Perfect winter sports conditions in the Gstaad Mountain Rides
Gstaad is located in the middle of the Gstaad Mountain Rides, which with its six different ski areas – including Glacier 3000, the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland – are among the most beautiful winter sports areas in Switzerland. Winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world get their money’s worth on a total of 250 kilometers of slopes as well as in the various snow parks or ice skating. Perfect winter sports conditions are guaranteed here from the end of October to the beginning of May.
A paradise for hikers
In the warm seasons, the Lauenen Lake is particularly popular with tourists and locals. Countless species of birds have settled on the crystal clear mountain lake and the surrounding moorland in recent years. In addition, a well-developed network of hiking trails has emerged in the diverse mountain world. When on holiday in the region, you should pay a visit to the Zweisimmen church, which is well worth seeing.
The municipality of Kandersteg is located on the edge of the Kandertal in the Bernese Oberland, one of the most popular holiday regions in Switzerland. Families with children in particular get their money’s worth in and around Kandersteg due to the diverse natural landscapes and numerous sights. At 1,200 meters above sea level The region, which is part of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers guests a well-developed network of hiking trails and various mountain bike routes in an attractive landscape. Climbing tours of various levels of difficulty are also possible on the mountains of the Swiss Alps. Numerous wellness offers throughout the region offer plenty of relaxation. Above the idyllic 1. The 300-inhabitant community of Kandersteg is not only one of the largest mountain lakes in Switzerland, the Oeschinensee, but also one of the most popular excursion destinations in the region. From here you can also enjoy the fascinating mountain world of the Bernese Oberland. The nearby 750-meter-long summer toboggan run is also a popular destination, especially for families with children.
Popular ski region Kandersteg
In the winter months there are perfect winter sports conditions in the family-friendly ski region Kandersteg. In addition to descents with different levels of difficulty, holidaymakers and locals alike can enjoy a total of 100 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails in one of the largest cross-country skiing areas in Switzerland. Guided snowshoe tours through the region are also very popular excursions in winter.
Exciting hikes and climbing tours in summer, skiing and tobogganing fun in winter: The small, car-free mountain village of Mürren is located at an altitude of 1,650 meters in the middle of the Bernese Oberland, one of the most popular holiday regions in Switzerland.
Breathtaking mountain panorama
Just the view of the breathtaking mountain panorama with the famous Alpine peaks Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch makes a trip to the region an unforgettable experience. One of the most popular vantage points is the traditional Piz Gloria revolving restaurant on the 2,970 meter high Schilthorn. The restaurant became world famous in the 1960s as the location for the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. From the panorama restaurant you have a perfect overview of 200 mountain peaks and 40 glaciers. A hike to the underground Trümmelbach Falls or a ride on the Jungfrau Railway should also not be missed on a holiday in Mürren. The small mountain village is also a popular starting point for extensive hikes in the region.
Winter sports in the Mürren-Schilthorn region
Even in winter, fun for adults and children is guaranteed in the region. After all, the Mürren-Schilthorn winter sports area has a total of 53 kilometers of slopes for skiing and snowboarding. But also when tobogganing, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing fun is guaranteed in the highest ski area in the Bernese Oberland.