Bernese Highlands

The southern end of canton Berne includes some of the tallest and most famous peaks in Switzerland including the Jungfrau and the Eiger (right).

Cities

Other Destinations

Understand

This is probably the finest area of the Swiss Alps. Most people will come into Interlaken, sitting between two lakes, the Thunersee & the Brienzersee. From Interlaken, twin valleys go to either the resort town of Grindelwald, or the Lauterbrunnen, which has cable car connections to several stunningly located and isolated towns. Several glaciers are in this area.

Talk

While Switzerland has four main languages, this region speaks mostly Swiss-German (Alemannic), though the official language is German, and most people can speak it. English is also spoken to a somewhat lesser extent.

Get in

Most people get in to Interlaken. Trains run from most major Swiss cities, and a twice weekly TGV service runs from Paris. Roads run into Interlaken and up the valleys, but only so far.

See

Do

The jungfrau marathon every September starts in Interlaken Switzerland and finishes at Kleine Scheidigg. Its a tough marathon climbing over 1800 Metres during the race but fantastically picturesce

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