If you’re planning a visit to the Bernese Oberland in the crisp heart of central Switzerland, you’ve probably already earmarked Jungfraujoch as a must-see attraction for its legendary railway—the highest in all of Europe.
Being just one of the reasons why the Oberland attracts more visitors than any other Alpine destination, the Jungfraujoch offers views unparalleled anywhere else in central Europe.
Take care to allow a full day when visiting Jungfraujoch. There’s a lot to experience, and combined with the high altitude, you’ll tire more quickly and move more slowly than usual. The more time you allow, the more you’ll enjoy the experience.
The train journey from Kleine Scheidegg alone promises to be unforgettable, delivering you ultimately to the plateau of Europe’s largest glacier, and the ‘Top of Europe’ restaurant.
Make sure to visit the Sphinx Observatory boasting the fastest elevator in Switzerland, with galleries offering some of the best views from the mountain. Do not forget your camera!
Breathtaking as it is, don’t let Jungfraujoch eclipse the other equally-worthwhile destinations in the area. There are plenty of attractions for you and your family to enjoy, from the spectacular Schilthorn cable car to the charming, traditional & car-free village of Mürren.
You could easily fill a week experiencing the Oberland and still come away wanting more. As a rule, at least a half-day is recommended for each destination. Four nights in Interlaken is considered a minimum by the area’s connoisseurs, but however long you decide to stay, you can be sure of a magnificent time.
Interlaken, literally between two lakes, is the perfect launchpad for exploring the Oberland. A picturesque Swiss town with lakeside scenes of intense natural beauty, you’ll discover a cornucopia of unmissable destinations right at your doorstep.
Surrounded by some of the most elegant and magnificent peaks in Europe, you’ll wake up each morning to a vision of intense wild beauty.
Don’t miss the gentle Japanese garden or the opportunity to explore lakes Thun and Brienz on one of the popular boat rides, including two beautifully-restored lake steamers. For your evening meal, take your pick from traditional, Caribbean, Mexican or Thai restaurants.
Choosing the right hotel is a very important part of your holiday preparation. The Hotel Post-Hardermannli offers everything you need to make your visit truly idyllic—and more besides.
Situated in the historic old town, the Post-Hardermannli is a traditional Swiss chalet-style building that makes a great backdrop for your holiday photos.
Just 5 minutes walk from the station, this family-run, high-quality hotel caters to an international clientele in 6 languages, and boasts its own superb genuine Italian restaurant.
With rooms serviced daily, and free wi-fi offered in the reception areas, the hotel also has its own Alpine-grazed herd of cattle, producing its own organic dairy range.