Picturesque landscapes surrounded by countless mountain peaks, more than 800 lakes, world-class events and great experiences, pleasurable moments and feelings of happiness, living traditions and visible customs: the Bernese Oberland is one of Switzerland's most diverse regions.
Experience the impressive and unique views from mountains like the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, including those from the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The crystal-clear waters of Lake Thun or Lake Brienz are perfect for a refreshing dip. Be inspired by the authentic Alpine atmosphere and enjoy unforgettable moments at the traditional folk festivals.
As the birthplace of skiing, the Bernese Oberland is not just the venue for the most spectacular World Cup races in Switzerland; its mountains are also ideal for carvers, telemarkers, snowboarders and ski cross fans. The region offers 350 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, 200 kilometres of winter hiking and snowshoe trails as well as plenty of touring opportunities.
- Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe – Europe's highest railway station at 3,454 m above sea level. Culinary highlights – 1,455 Gault&Millau points in the Bern-Bernese Oberland region.
- Big Pintenfritz – Europe's longest toboggan run covering a distance of 15 km and a vertical drop of 1,631 m.
- Peak Walk – a spectacular suspension bridge connecting two peaks on Glacier 3000.
- Adelboden Lenk –Switzerland's third largest skiing area.
- AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Adelboden – 40,000 ski fans flock to the village by the Wildstrubel each year (January).
- International Lauberhorn ski races – the men’s downhill route ranks among the great classics of Alpine ski sports with a gradient of up to 90% (January).
- Belle Epoque Week – for one week, Kandersteg brings to life the era of the Belle Epoque with sports and social events (January).
- Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad – international ATP Tennis Tournament with elite players (July).
- Lake Thun Festival – every summer since 2003, the Lake Thun Festival has presented international musicals and in-house productions (July/August).
- AlpKultur Festival in Lenk – the two-week event is dedicated to customs and traditions: Alpine festival, Hornussen tournaments (Swiss ball games), various workshops, and much more (October).