The small resort villages of Wilderswil and Gsteigwiler are situated in the immediate vicinity of Interlaken. They are the ideal starting points for excursions to the highlights of the Bernese Oberland.
Wilderswil lies on the southern periphery of the «Bödeli», the level between Lakes Thun and Brienz with the centre of Interlaken, at the entrance to the Lütschinen valleys in the direction of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Gsteigwiler sits on a sunny terrace at the foot of the Schynige Platte. And the romantic mountain village of Saxeten lies six kilometres above Wilderswil at an altitude of 1100 metres.
Together, they form a small, tranquil holiday region far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tourism metropolis of Interlaken, but don’t forsake any of the advantages of their central location for excursions, hiking tours, shopping and winter sports.
Local attractions include the Unspunnen ruins, the «Rail and Nature» educational trail as well as a cultural trail. Hospitality awaits guests in the hotels, holiday apartments and the quietly-situated campsite. Wilderswil and Gsteigwiler lie en route on the Bernese Oberland railways which lead from Interlaken to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, starting points for mountain ascents to the undisputed superlatives of the region: the Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn.
The tranquil mountain village of Saxeten offers both pleasant walks as well as more strenuous hiking tours. The ramble to the Morgenberghorn and over the Renggli Pass to Aeschi near Spiez is very popular.