Excursions in the countryside
Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
The highlight of every trip in Switzerland is the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The highest station in Europe lies 3,454 metres above sea level. A wonderland at the top of the Alps made of ice, snow and mountain ridges awaits visitors here, and they can admire this fantastic scenery from viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. On clear days it is possible to see from the Vosges to the Black Forest.
The train ride to the Jungfraujoch is an experience in itself, as the train passes both the Eiger and the Mönch. Visitors have wonderful views of these mountains from the intermediate stations Eismeer and Eigerwand.
Train ride from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald/Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch.
Prices (train ticket + entry)
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Per person: from CHF 210.80
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 163.60 per person
Helicopter flight to the Jungfraujoch
Instead of taking the train, how about an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight to the Jungfraujoch? The helicopter pad is in Gsteigwiler, which can be reached in 10 minutes by car.
Flight from Gsteigwiler to the Jungfraujoch + return (transport only)
Per flight with max. 5 persons – unrestricted stay – flight duration each way approx. 8 minutes:
Flight from Gsteigwiler to the Jungfraujoch + return incl. sightseeing flight
Per flight with max. 5 persons – outward approx. 8 minutes, return via Mönch, Eiger approx. 12 minutes:
Flight from Gsteigwiler sightseeing flight over Eiger Mönch + Jungfrau or sightseeing flight from Gsteigwiler “Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau North Face”
Sightseeing flight from Gsteigwiler “Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau North Face” approx. 12 minutes: CHF 180.00 per person
Sightseeing flight from Gsteigwiler “Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau South Face” approx. 18 minutes: CHF 250.00 per person
Schilthorn (2,970 m a.s.l.)
Take the train from Interlaken Ost or drive by car to Stechelberg. From here take the bus (10 minute journey) to the Schilthornbahn cable car. The longest aerial cableway in Europe will take you to the top of the Schilthorn in 4 stages and in 32 minutes. Once you have reached the top, enjoy the 360 degree panoramic view from the Jura across the Bernese Alps to Mont Blanc and then far into the Swiss Mittelland.
The “Piz Gloria” revolving restaurant and the “Bond World 007” museum are also located on the top of the mountain. The James Bond film “On her Majesty’s Secret Service” was filmed on the Schilthorn in 1969. Visit the interactive exhibition to learn everything about the development of this film.
On the lower station of the Schilthornbahn railway at Birg (2,677 m), there is a new panorama platform named the “Skyline Walk”. This is a stainless steel construction with glass panels that extends out over the vertical precipice and affords visitors views into the bottomless chasm below!
Price per person: from CHF 105.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 84.20 per person
The revolving restaurant Piz Gloria can be booked exclusively for the evening.
Price (incl. cable car ride): from CHF 7,000.00
Kleine Scheidegg (1,964 m a.s.l.)
Enjoy the comfortable train ride from Interlaken Ost to the “Kleine Scheidegg”. Alternatively, drive by car to “Grindelwald Grund”. In winter, enjoy the thrill of racing down the ski pistes and toboggan runs and in summer follow the wonderful hiking trails with spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There are 4 different restaurants in which you can enjoy hearty Swiss cuisine.
Price per person: from CHF 62.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 41.60 per person
Up close and personal with Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
Possibly the most beautiful panorama route in the Jungfrau region takes you from Grütschalp via Alp Winteregg to Mürren, the highest village in the Bernese Oberland at 1,634 m a.s.l. From your hotel/point of departure you then travel by coach to Lauterbrunnen. From Lauterbrunnen you take the cable car up to Grütschalp, where you change to the Panoramabahn railway. This meanders its way through several curves to Alp Winteregg. In the Berghaus Winteregg restaurant, a refreshing welcome drink awaits you on the sun terrace. And then you follow the well-designed route to the delightful chalet village of Mürren with fantastic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau along the way (40 minutes walking).
Price per person: According to individual requirements (Jungfrau Tours)
Schynige Platte (1,967 m a.s.l.)
Seasonal opening (May – October)
After a 5-minute drive from Interlaken you arrive at the small municipality of Wilderswil. Go back in time to the "Belle Epoque" as you board the charming rack railway. This nostalgic train covers the 7-kilometre route in 50 minutes. The wooden seats in the carriages and the rolling stock from the 19th century are reminiscent of earlier times.
During the journey and on the mountain visitors enjoy a magnificent view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Schynige Platte is the departure point for well-known hikes. This is also the home of the Alpine Garden, in which 600 different plant species grow.
Price per person: from CHF 76.80
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 51.20 per person
Männlichen (2,230 m a.s.l.)
Drive through the quaint valley to the glacier village of Grindelwald. From Grindelwald Grund take the cable car up to Männlichen mountain (travel time 30 minutes). The mountain is famous as both a panoramic and sun terrace – both in summer and winter. The mountain restaurant can seat up to 450 people in its different locations.
Price per person: from CHF 58.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 46.40 per person
Grindelwald First (2,200 m a.s.l.)
From the village of Grindelwald, another cable car takes you up to the mountain of First in just 20 minutes. Enjoy the fantastic view of the magnificent glaciers and the highest peaks of the Bernese Alps. First is the departure point for hikes and offers lots of action: Whether you’re racing with dirt scooters, mountain biking or paragliding from First, an adrenaline and speed rush are guaranteed. In winter, the fantastic pistes and steep toboggan runs provide lots of thrills.
Price per person: from CHF 60.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 46.40 per person
Bachalpsee on the First
The hike to Bachalpsee offers hikers everything their hearts could desire: A magnificent route leads through lush meadows strewn with flowers. On the other side of the valley, the snowy peaks of mountains more than four thousand metres high tower up into the sky.
The start of the walk is marked by a short, but extremely steep climb. Then the wide, well-built hiking trail leads from the cable car mountain station up to the Gummihütte. The ragged peaks of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn on the opposite side of the valley provide a sharp contrast to the gentle flower meadows through which the trail leads.
Pfingstegg (1,391 m a.s.l.)
There is also a cable car that runs from Grindelwald to Pfingstegg mountain. Enjoy nature during a hike. A summer toboggan run promises lots of fun for young and old alike.
Cable car price: from CHF 24.00 per person
Toboggan run price: from CHF 5.50 per person
Brienzer Rothorn (2,350 m a.s.l.)
Seasonal opening (June – October)
The town of Brienz can be reached by car from Interlaken in less than 20 minutes. From there you take the train. The Brienzer Rothorn is an ideal mountain for hikes: mountain climbers and hikers can enjoy varied short and longer tours here. And not only on foot. The Brienzer Rothorn steam railway will power you up to the top or back down again.
Just a few steps away from the railway station (approx. 170 m) there is a mountain restaurant with excellent service. What could be nicer than to sit back and be spoiled with culinary delights after a thrilling ride on a steam train?
Price per person: from CHF 88.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 70.40 per person
Axalp ob Brienz (1,535 m a.s.l.)
The route to Axalp also begins at Brienz. In summer the Axalp is a mountain idyll with numerous places to sit and dream. Switch off and let your mind wander as you succumb to the changing moods of the mountain. From the natural terrace high above Lake Brienz, the panoramic view stretches into the distance, underscored by the turquoise waters of the lake.
Numerous hiking and mountain trails lead through unspoiled alpine countryside, for example to the idyllic Hinterburgseeli lake. On the route, you will discover more than 100 carved wooden figures. In winter, the wide, perfectly prepared pistes offer lots of space for skiing and the clear visibility of the slopes makes them very popular with families.
Stockhorn (2,190 m a.s.l.)
The tiny town of Erlenbach in the Simmental is easily reached either by car or train via Spiez. From here you take the cable car and you are at the top of the Stockhorn within 20 minutes. From here you have the most magnificent view of two lakes.
Directly next to the panoramic restaurant, a tunnel leads you to a panoramic viewing platform in the north face of the Stockhorn. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view into the distance and also of the depths below, encompassing the town of Thun, Lake Thun, the Aar and Gürbe valleys, the Mittelland as far away as the Jura and on clear days even of Alsace and the Black Forest. This fantastic view is a joy for the whole family, young or old.
In winter, attractions such as ice fishing, snow tubing and snow-shoe hiking await. For those who prefer things a little less lively, enjoy the sunshine and a glühwein whilst relaxing in a lounger in the peaceful Igloo Bar or indulge in a cheese fondue in the beautifully decorated igloo. In summer, enjoy a mountain hike or swap the cable car for a thrilling dirt bike tour.
Price per person: from CHF 56.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 45.00 per person
Niesen (2,362 m a.s.l.)
In just 50 minutes by train from Interlaken Ost you are in the beautiful hiking region of Mülenen. A 30-minute ride on the Niesen funicular railway takes you to the summit. The Niesen is a very well-known mountain in Switzerland due to the fact that it is shaped like a pyramid.
The Niesen Kulm Mountain Lodge was built in 1856, in other words 50 years before the funicular. In 2002 it was completely refurbished and a new, transparent, geometric restaurant pavilion was opened.
The contemporary, uncluttered architecture attracts the eye and creates a magnificent contrast with the natural mountain scenery. Enjoy comfort, the culinary offering and fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains on the Niesen.
Price per person: from CHF 57.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 45.60 per person
Niederhorn (1,963 m a.s.l.)
Travel by bus along the shores of Lake Thun until you get to Beachtenbucht. From there first take the funicular to Beatenberg and from there board the cable car that takes you up to the Niederhorn.
Once at the top you have a breathtaking view of Lake Thun and the Swiss Alps. There is much to experience on the walk back to Beatenberg. Above all the Niederhorn is known for its natural inhabitants, including marmots, deer, cuckoos, which are becoming increasingly rare, and of course ibexes.
In winter, there are also lots of toboggan runs and winter hiking trails.
Price per person: from CHF 53.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 38.00 per person
St. Beatus Caves
Seasonal opening (March – October)
The St. Beatus Caves are near Lake Thun. You can descend as deep as around 1,000 metres on even, illuminated paths on a visit to these stalactite caves. They give a fascinating insight into the natural world beneath the earth. The exhibition in the new cave museum shows the development and history as well as the multifaceted aspects of cave exploration in Switzerland.
Price per person: from CHF 18.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 16.00 per person
This deep blue lake with crystal-clear water that was created by a rockslide is surrounded by a large natural park and offers attractions such as boat trips and alpine trout farming. The restaurant on the shores of the lake has seating for 150 people. Return journey by bus to Interlaken.
Price per person: from CHF 8.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 5.50 per person
Ballenberg Open-Air Museum
Seasonal opening (mid-April – October)
Groups can get up close and personal with the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. The guided tours give an in-depth insight into topics such as life on the mountain, natural medicine and weddings, birth and death ceremonies.
Hands-on experience is the focus of the entertainment and activity programme: Visitors try their hand at baking bread, cooking on a wood stove or testing their skills in different disciplines.
Price per person: from CHF 24.00
Groups of 10 or more: from CHF 22.00 per person
In the small town of Stechelberg you will find a total of 10 waterfalls inside the mountain – the Trümmelbach Falls! They are unique in Europe and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Price per person: from CHF 11.00
The powerful and foaming Giessbach Falls thunder 400 metres over 14 tiers into the depths below, in close vicinity to the fairytale castle. Different trails follow the course of the falls, and from the Giessbach railway you can marvel at the waterfall from above. In the autumn, the falls shimmer with the magnificent colours of the surrounding leaves and in the spring they turn into a spectacular foaming torrent with the snow melt.
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