Aare

Aare

At 291 km, the Aare is the longest wholly Swiss river. It originates from the Oberaar glacier in the eastern Bernese Alps, flows through lakes...more

Through the Areuse Gorge

Through the...

Wherever the waters of the Jura tried to carve their way through the...more

Lac Lioson

Lac Lioson

The idyllic mountain lake Lioson is in the Pic Chaussy massif at 1890 m....more

Aare

At 291 km, the Aare is the longest wholly Swiss river. It originates from the Oberaar glacier in the eastern Bernese Alps, flows through lakes Brienz and Thun, passes by the federal capital of Bern, is channelled into Lake Biel, follows the southern foot of the Jura range and finally flows into the Rhine at Koblenz, in north-western Switzerland. Passenger boats operate on the lakes as well as the river section from Biel to Solothurn.

The Aare is the longest wholly Swiss river. It originates from the Oberaar glacier in the eastern Bernese Alps, flows through lakes Brienz and Thun, passes by the federal capital of Bern, is channelled into Lake Biel, follows the southern foot of the Jura range and finally flows into the Rhine at Koblenz, in north-western Switzerland. Passenger boats operate on the lakes as well as the river section from Biel to Solothurn.

Through the Areuse Gorge

Wherever the waters of the Jura tried to carve their way through the pleats of the Jura, gorges were created. And so it is with the Gorges de l'Areuse.

Wherever the waters of the Jura tried to carve their way from the Jura folds into the Mittelland, deep gorges were carved out. The Areuse stream thunders through one of these gorges. This sometimes challenging trail affords plunging views into the natural spectacle. Even on hot summer days, a cool breeze blows.

Lac Lioson

The idyllic mountain lake Lioson is in the Pic Chaussy massif at 1890 m. Today, it can only be reached on foot, in 1.5 hours from the Col des Mosses or in 45 minutes from the "Lioson d'en Bas" car-park. There is a little pets' zoo with rabbits, goats and chickens to entertain the children while you take a break at the Lioson mountain hut.