Berner Oberland Travel Guide
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There are times when the reality of Switzerland puts postcard idealization to shame, surpassing advertising-image peaks and skies. Those times happen most often in the Berner Oberland, for this rugged region concentrates some of the best features of rural Switzerland: awesome mountain panoramas, massive glaciers, crystalline lakes, gorges and waterfalls, chic ski resorts, dense pine forests, and charming gingerbread chalets.
This is the most-visited region in Switzerland, so book as early as possible. High season here means winter, with summer making up a second-place high season...read more
Eating in the Berner Oberland can be a tasty lesson in the local dialect. Take Gstampfti Chrugli, Suure Mocke, and Chalbsläberli mit Röschti. Fortunately...read more
Things To Do in Berner Oberland
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Top of the world: At 11,333 feet, the Jungfraujoch isn't the highest place on the planet, but it certainly feels like it, with the Alp's longest... Read more
It's difficult to grow more than grass on the steep slopes of the Alps, so much of the area has traditionally been used to graze sheep, goats... Read more
According to local legend, meringues were invented in 1720 in the Bernese Oberland town of Meiringen by a Swiss confectioner named Gasparini... Read more
Switzerland may be best known for its frosty summits, but the tiny-yet-diverse country opens up in summertime... Read more
Starting in the sun-splashed coast of the French Riviera, a road trip is one of the most stunning and... Read more
The Swiss city of Basel is getting ready to host to the who's who of the art world yet again, with the... Read more
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Just back less than a week ago from my 8 day/night solo trip to Bern.
Stayed in a 333 year-old building apartment (VRBO) a half block from Bern's famous Muenster and half a block from Clock Tower.
Had sun, Read more
There is no way our trip would have been so enjoyable without the suggestions from the fodor community so a BIGGGGG thank you!
Here is the link to our blog which is slow but sure!
http://talesoftwoglobetrotters.blogspot.com/ Read more
I will be in Zurich for 2 nights in mid-March. Read more