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Breathtaking views with a 360° panorama

Mountains and panoramas in the Holiday Region Interlaken

Standing on the shore of the lake, you can gaze across the blue waters to the snow-covered peaks of the Bernese Oberland beyond. Various mountain railways will transport you to the peaks quickly and easily. Enjoy 360-degree views and take the perfect souvenir photo. Switzerland’s majestic Three Peaks – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – are visible from almost anywhere in the Holiday Region Interlaken.

  • Mountain railways take you quickly and easily to the peaks

  • Unique views of of lakes Brienz and Thun, plus the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

  • Well maintained and accessible hiking trails

  • Spot chamois, marmots and ibex on a hike

  • Enjoy a delicious meal, culture and music on a variety of mountain peaks in the Bernese Oberland

What type of hiker are you?

Treks to mountain peaks, panoramic trails or themed paths ... which option appeals to the hiker in you? The holiday region of Interlaken has a full range of hikes to offer. Explore the region on foot to find out what type of hiker you are. Whichever route you choose, the panoramic 360-degree views are guaranteed to delight.

Explore the fascinating and unique panoramas in the very heart of Switzerland

Switzerland’s world-famous Three Peaks – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – are visible from Thun. Whether admiring the view from a boat on Lake Thun or from the Brienzer Rothorn, the trio of snow-capped mountains defines the panoramic view in the Bernese Oberland. Thanks to a fantastic location, Interlaken is the ideal starting base from which to explore the hypnotic mountain peaks. Explore the mountain landscape on foot, or take it easy on the mountain railway. Once at altitude, visitors can enjoy a tasty meal or a coffee while drinking in fabulously panoramic views. Every mountain railway has its own charms, and every excursion is different. Which mountain will you visit first?

Mountain excursions around Lake Thun

There are many options for exploring the mountains around Lake Thun. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the deep blue lake and the surrounding summits. In summer and winter, the Stockhorn inspires not just fishermen, but connoisseurs too. Check out the possibilities and spend a wonderful evening, complete with fabulous views. Its pyramid-like shape makes the Niesen immediately recognisable. In summer, the Berghaus Niesen Kulm offers a cultural programme of music and other highlights. The Niesen also has much to attract sportspeople and families. There is another excursion destination – the Niederhorn – on the other side of Lake Thun. There’s a lot to do on the Niederhorn in both summer and winter. Hiking, wildlife watching, scooter biking, sledging, skiing, snowshoe trekking – what would you like to experience?
 

Mountain railway excursions from Interlaken

A 10-minute railway ride transports you up the Harder Kulm, Interlaken’s local mountain, to enjoy peerless views of the city and the Jungfrau region beyond, where the snow-capped peaks include the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. On the other side of Interlaken is the Schynige Platte, which can be reached by historic steam train. Once at the top, indulge in reminiscence and enjoy the panoramic views of Interlaken and the lakes of Thun and Brienz. There are also alpine plant and flower species to admire at the Botanical Alpine Garden.
 

Full steam ahead to the summit above Brienz

The evocative ascent of the Brienzer Rothorn via Planalp takes about an hour, taking in meadows, forests and dramatic rock faces. Along the way, expect to see grazing cattle and, if you’re lucky, a nimble chamois or a majestic ibex. A breathtaking panorama awaits at the summit. The turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, the colourful flowers and the impressive mountain backdrop make for some beautiful photo opportunities.
 

Hiking paradise with a 360° panorama

The hiking possibilities in the Interlaken holiday zone are as varied as the region itself, but all have one thing in common – the incredible views. Visitors can conquer a number of mountain peaks under their own steam. Once at the summit, prepare for a special surprise: you will be repaid with a stunning aspect of the mountainscape and the lakes of the Bernese Oberland.

Panoramic view of the lake

For a more laid-back experience, take in the uniquely panoramic sights from the level of the lake. A stroll along the shores of lakes Thun or Brienz is a pleasure at any time of year. The lakeside path from Spiez to Faulensee via Lake Thun is especially popular. Another path tracing Lake Brienz from Iseltwald to the Giessbach Falls is also recommended; along the way, you never lose sight of the spectacular Brienzergrat. The panoramic views are also ever-present on the many and varied themed paths and adventure trails of the region. Discover your own favourite viewpoint in the Holiday Region Interlaken.
 

Why not discover your own favourite panorama?

“The Morgenberghorn is my favourite mountain in the Bernese Oberland. Do you know why? Because I enjoy the 360° panorama from its summit. Up here I can see Lake Thun, Lake Brienz and even the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. When I make it to the top of the mountain, I am always proud that I have conquered the mountain under my own steam.”

Alpine magic with panoramic views around Interlaken – cue the film!

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