Visit Bernese Highlands
Berns famous clock tower has become an icon at the western city gate. Climb 400 cathedral steps for imposing views of distant, snow-capped Alps. Extraordinary myths and legends surround Gruyères Castle that sits on Fribourg’s imposing Alpine foothill. Vineyards, a lake, wild gorges and gushing waterfalls envelop Neuchâtel to the west of Bern.
What to do while in the Bernese Highlands?
Facts About Bern and Bernese Highlands...
Bern has a cohesive collection of journeys that will take you on charming Bern city tours. The much-loved 15th-century city is brimming with history and fascinating tales and delicious food such as the Bernese Haselnusslebkuchen. Picture postcard perfect, the ancient town flourishes as it burrows into the protective River Aare as wild meadows lead to the imposing Alps.
Explore Eiger’s north face, Unterer Glaciers and the crown-like peak of Wetterhorn in the Interlaken and Grindelwald region. The diversified landscapes boast lakes, snow-capped mountains, walking trails, valleys and remote mountain villages in the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland. It is one of Switzerland’s oldest resorts due to its breathtaking Oscar-worthy backdrop.
The History of Bern
Discover the intriguing history of Bern following the devastating fire in 1405. The rebuilt sandstone city has an abundance of fascinating places to visit. The flag-swathed cobbled streets lead the way to covered arcades, 16th-century fountains, Einstein’s house and other historical buildings. Pay homage to the beautiful bears in their vast park.
What to do while in Bern?
Day tours from Bern include ‘Top of Europe’, the Jungfraujoch tour that journeys through Europe’s highest-altitude railway station at the heart of UNESCO heritage site the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. Take the train from Bern to Lucerne and watch glistening lakes, soaring mountains and medieval towns flash past on your travels.