The region is incredibly diverse with its countless mountain peaks, crystal-clear mountain lakes, endless hiking opportunities, the world-famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau triumvirate and its numerous excursion destinations. With the old town of the federal city of Bern and the Jungfrau-Aletsch area, the Bern region boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The mythical and lovely Emmental attracts visitors just as much as the alpine Bernese Oberland, which is characterized by natural beauty. Throughout the year, the Bern region leaves nothing to be desired.
The city of Bern is already something very special. It is characterized by the Aare loop and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The so-called Röstigraben runs through the Bern region. The Röstigraben refers to the border between the German-speaking and French-speaking parts of Switzerland.
The Bern region is extremely interesting from a tourist point of view. The popular Bernese Oberland is endowed with an imposing mountain and lake landscape that is second to none. It forms a beautiful contrast to the hilly valleys with their stately farms lavishly decorated with flowers. An example of such a lovely valley is the Emmental. The Jungfrau region with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as the Aletsch glacier is one of the most popular excursion destinations within the Bern region
Which four-thousand-meter peaks belong to the Bern region?
The highest elevation in the Bern region is the 4273 meter high Finsteraarhorn. It is also the highest peak of the Bernese Alps. Together with the Great Fiescherhorn (4049 m), the Jungfrau (4158 m) and the Mönch (4107 m) it lies on the border between the regions of Bern and Valais. Entirely on Bernese territory are the Lauteraarhorn (4042 m) and the Schreckhorn (4078 m). The Eiger, with its 3970 meters, is just not an official four-thousand-meter peak
Three other four-thousanders are part of the Bernese Alps, but belong to the Valais region. These are the Aletschhorn (4194 m), the Grosse Grünhorn (4044 m) and the Hinter Fiescherhorn (4025 m).
Which viewpoints are located in the Bern region?
Within the region there are countless viewpoints. One of the best known is the Harder Kulm, the local mountain of Interlaken. At 1322 m.a.s.l. you look from the Kulm to Interlaken and have the trio Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the background.
In the Haslital you can cross the Trift bridge and get an excellent view of the tongue of the Trift glacier and the turquoise blue glacier lake. It takes a bit of courage to step on it. Already the approach with the former works railroad of the Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG through the Trift gorge is adventurous. Between the terminus and the Trift bridge is a mountain hike of about 90 minutes
The Ballenbühl lookout point is located southeast of Bern above Konolfingen. At the top you will get a wonderful view over the city of Bern and over the Bernese Alps.
From Wengen you reach two beautiful viewpoints with a wonderful view into the Lauterbrunnen valley: the Leiterhorn (1526 m) is about an hour's walk from Wengen and after another 30 minutes you reach the Hunneflue (1363 m).
What are the gorges in the Bern region?
The area around Meiringen-Hasliberg has three beautiful gorges. The Aareschlucht is up to 200 meters deep and is, like the Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge, very well accessible via footbridges and through tunnels.
The Alpbach Gorge is 30 minutes away from Meiringen and is only something for experienced hikers. A head for heights and sure-footedness are a prerequisite, as you can expect climbing routes without railings along the way.
The Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald is well secured and contains as a special thrill a 170 m² net construction "Spiderweb" for scrambling above the thundering gorge
Other gorges include the Wallbach Gorge near Lenk, the Chluse Gorge near Kandersteg, the Choleren Gorge near Adelboden and the Sense and Schwarzwasser Gorge in the Gantrisch Nature Park. With its beautiful gorges, the Bern region is also a hotspot for rafting and canyoning.