Destinations

  • Destination Now recommended

    Jungfraujoch

    The nostalgic train ride through the Eiger and the Mönch up to the Jungfraujoch is already an extraordinary experience. Two intermediate stations offer a wonderful view of the alpine panorama. At the top you will find the Grosse Aletsch glacier be more ...

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    Raron - Niedergesteln

    After the floods of the Bietschbach in 1414 and 1494, the severely damaged village church was rebuilt. In order to protect it from further flooding, it was reconstructed on the castle hill. Next to the famous castle church two other buildings are situa more ...

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    Schilthorn

    With its 2970 m a.s.l. the Schilthorn is the highest peak in the Bernese Pre-Alps. Situated between the Lauterbrunnen valley and the Kiental valley, the Schilthorn offers a fascinating and breathtaking panorama. In the north, the view reaches even to t more ...

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    Eggishorn

    The 2869 m high Eggishorn offers a breath taking 360° panorama overlooking some of the largest peaks of the Alps. Mönch, Eiger, Jungfrau, Wannenhorn, the Finsteraarhorn, the Weisshorn and the Matterhorn, all of them can be admired from here. I more ...

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    Aletschbord - Belalp

    Enjoy the breathtaking view on the largest glacier in the Alps with a length of 23 km. The tongue of the Aletsch glacier can be admired here without special effort. In the traditional Hotel Belalp you can enjoy the view with a meal or a coffee even bet more ...

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    Rosenlaui

    The powerful landscape in the Reichenbach valley has attracted numerous tourists, artists and globetrotters since the 19th century. The Rosenlaui glacier with a surface of 6 km2 feeds the river Reichenbach, which thunders over the well-known Reichbach more ...

Hiking tours

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  • Hiking tour Now recommended

    At the Bottom of the Eiger

    This pleasing hiking tour will bring you from the Männlichen to the Kleine Scheidegg and up to the station Eigergletscher. During this hike you see permanently the mystic triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From there you descend a more ...

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    Reliving history

    This hike takes you through one of the driest regions in Switzerland. From Ausserberg a field track will take you to St. German and, from there, across Heidnischbiel to the famous castle church at Raron with the grave of the poet Ra more ...

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    The hamlets of Bellwald

    This wonderful hike begins in the locality of Bellwald itself, with its authentic unspoilt village centre, and takes you through the hamlets of Bellwald and on through lush meadows to Ried. From Ried the trail leads past well preser more ...

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    Grindelwald high-level hike

    This high-level hike takes you from Grosse Scheidegg across alpine meadows to the First mountain station and on to the famous lake Bachalp with views of the Jungfrau massif. Then it’s on through the moor landscape shaped by&nb more ...

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    Along the valley floor through the Lötschental valley

    This hike takes you along the Lonza mountain stream through the Lötschental valley, one of the most untouched and unspoilt valleys in the Alps. Your starting point is the Fafleralp with its impressive views of the Lang and Anen more ...

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    Hiking at the Lake Grimsel

    This attractive day hiking tour takes you from the Grimsel Hospice on the north side of the artificial lake Grimsel along the perimeter of the UNESCO World Heritage site up to the forefield of the Lower Aar glacier. The trail passes through a landscape more ...

Topics

  • Topic Now recommended

    Jungfrau Railway

    Since August 1912, the Jungfrau Railway runs from the Kleine Scheidegg through the Eiger and Mönch to the Jungfraujoch with the highest railway station in Europe (tunnel station, 3454 m a.s.l.) and rises over a length of 9,34 kilometres almost 140 more ...

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    Sycamore Pastures

    The sycamore pastures are old, men made cultural landscapes. Hundreds of years those landscape shaping ecosystems have been farmed traditionally. In addition to the grassland also the trees have been used in various ways by men and animals. The pasture more ...

  • Topic Now recommended

    Suonen

    The water pipes, water channels, or Suonen, in French "bisses", cross the country like blood vessels a human body - today still for a length of almost 2000 kilometres. Most of them were constructed 900 to 1000 years ago. Whether copied from N more ...

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    Glacial Striations

    A glacier transports morainic material at its underside. The rock fragments are crushed by the ice movement and the edges grinded. The moving glacier also polishes the ground - as if you were working wood with sandpaper. This is how the grinded rocks w more ...

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    Permafrost

    Permafrost is soil permanently frozen rock and debris, with temperatures below 0 °C throughout the year. Permafrost may contain ice but not necessarily. Permafrost is located under a thawing layer, which shows positive and negative temperatu more ...

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    Belle Epoque

    The period around the turn of the 18th and 19th century is called the Belle Epoque. In this period, tourism experienced a first height. The search for romance, originality and relaxation brought wealthy guests in ever larger numbers into the Alps. Stat more ...