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Picturesque lakeside paths and walks in the Holiday Region Interlaken

In the Holiday Region Interlaken, you can enjoy strolls on lakeside paths and walking trails at any time of year. Discover tranquil nature reserves, fairytale forests and wide-open fields. Sun-kissed paths lead over romantic wooden footbridges and past sparkling lakes. Restful strolls take you to secluded squares and genuine wonders of nature.

  • Scores of dreamy lakeside paths and walking trails in the natural idyll of the Bernese Oberland

  • Striking views of the surrounding mountain peaks as well as lakes Thun and Brienz

  • Cosy lakeside restaurants

  • Attractive lakeside paths and walking trails recommended online via GPS data

Relax with every step in the Holiday Region Interlaken

Like to feel the forest floor beneath your feet? Like to hear the rustling of leaves in the breeze, the scent of pine resin in the woods or the soft lapping of waves on the nearby lake? In the Holiday Region Interlaken, nature lovers and keen walkers have every opportunity to explore the landscape on foot at any time of year. Classic strolls along romantic lakefronts and enjoyable walks through dense forests and green pastures are waiting for you. Enjoy the Bernese Oberland in a peaceful, relaxing way. Take time out to see and admire the natural gems of the region. Deep blue Lake Thun and turquoise Lake Brienz, ringed by towering mountain peaks, form a memorable natural backdrop to any stroll or hike. Explore the fabulous lakeside paths and walking trails of the Holiday Region Interlaken.

Tranquil path by Lake Brienz

Many attractive lakeside paths and promenades take you around lakes Thun and Brienz. Be amazed by the stunning mountain panoramas reflected in the shimmering waters as the invigorating lake breeze ruffles your hair. The trail from Iseltwald to the Giessbach Falls is particularly appealing: the beautiful lakeside path is one of the loveliest not just in the Bernese Oberland, but anywhere in Switzerland. The route runs alongside the emerald Lake Brienz before winding through an enchanting forest of deep green. Along the way, you pass rocky ledges and moss-covered tree stumps as well as tranquil bathing and barbeque spots. You reach the thundering Giessbach Falls in around an hour and a half. Feel the warming rays of the sun on the terrace of a fairytale art nouveau hotel, and hear the roar of the mighty waterfall. From Giessbach, scheduled boat services transport you on to Brienz, or back to Iseltwald or Interlaken.

Relaxation between Niederried and Interlaken

An easy walk awaits on the beautiful banks of Lake Brienz. On this route, you appreciate the characteristically turquoise tones of the lake up close. The varied route snakes along the lakefront from Niederried before traversing idyllic landscapes as far as Interlaken. As you walk through shady woodlands and past inviting barbeque and bathing spots, magnificent views of the lake and the mountains are ever present. Fancy cooling down in magical surroundings? Take a side trip to the unspoilt «Burgseeli» lido between Ringgenberg and Goldswil.

Experience nature at Weissenau, near Interlaken

Starting at Interlaken West, this invigorating and varied route traces the banks of the River Aare to shimmering Lake Thun. Along the way, you take in wide fields, green pastures and peaceful woods. The impressive nature reserve of Weissenau begins at the midway point. The medieval castle ruins in the midst of the green idyll are genuinely eye-catching. The route continues stretches the lake via a pathway and a wooden footbridge, and extends to the beautifully situated lakeside park at Neuhaus. Here you will find some enchanting places to relax and drink in the dazzling lake and mountain views.

Easy lakeside path from Spiez to Faulensee

The dreamy lakeside path between Spiez and Faulensee invariably offers wonderfully panoramic views of deep blue Lake Thun and the majestic peaks of the Bernese Oberland. The path, which is more than 100 years old, is graced by several sculptures and 50-plus benches where people chat, laugh and enjoy picnics. Every bench has a brass plaque engraved with words of wisdom.

Magical moods on the banks of Lake Thun

The banks of Lake Thun are something of a gem close to the town. This diverse tour leads from Thun station to the sumptuous Schadaupark, which fills with beautiful flowers in the spring and summer especially. From here the lakeside path runs beneath mighty oaks, passing KKThun and the BLS hangar to end at the Thun lido. The popular Thunerseespiele event is held nearby every summer. What is arguably the prettiest section of the path then proceeds to Bonstettenpark. From the evocative wooden footbridge, you can admire the protected moorland, the glassy waters of the lake, the numerous aquatic birds and, of course, the breathtaking views of the mountains. The mood here is magical at any time of year: be captivated by stunning sunrises and the spectacular play of light and colour when the sun goes down.

Enjoy peace and relaxation on tranquil lakeside shores and inviting trails:

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