Enjoy picture-perfect views

Panorama trails and circular routes in the Holiday Region Interlaken

Appreciate the natural wonders of the Holiday Region Interlaken on stunning panorama trails and impressive circular tours. Sensational 360-degree views are guaranteed on comfortably undemanding and extended hiking tours. Find your favourite view of the Bernese Oberland.

  • Stunningly panoramic 360-degree views

  • Numerous circular routes to explore and enjoy

  • Most popular panorama trail from Niederhorn to Gemmenalphorn (2,061 metres above sea level)

  • 56-kilometre panorama trail with suspension bridges around Lake Thun

  • Adventure map with suggested hiking routes

Hiking amid mighty mountains and natural wonders

The Holiday Region Interlaken really does offer scenes from a picture book. Stunning new panoramas open up with every turn in the path, every deep green wood and every rocky ledge you encounter. The landscape of the Bernese Oberland is defined by a patchwork of alpine landscapes, flowery meadows, bubbling waterfalls, shimmering lakes and superb views of mighty mountain peaks. Experience this unequalled world of lakes and mountains up close on dreamy panorama trails and tranquil circular routes. Discover tours filled with panoramic views.

Panorama trail to the Gemmenalphorn

The ridgeway between the Niederhorn and the Gemmenalphorn is a true high spot, offering extraordinary panoramas. For early risers, this tour promises rich rewards. With luck, you will even spot chamois, ibex and marmots along the way. Throughout the hike, you will savour unforgettable views of the vast snowy mountains of the Bernese Oberland as well as the deep blue of Lake Thun.

Circular route with stunning views on the Schynige Platte

An evocative rack-and-pinion railway transports you up to the Schynige Platte, where you join an impressive circular trail through a unique winter wonderland. The route leads to the "Daube" viewpoint before continuing along a secure ridge with views of the Oberberghorn, passing brightly coloured alpine flowers on the way to the Louchernhorn. Back at the starting point, linger on the beautiful sun terrace of a mountain hotel more than a century old. Here the views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the surrounding peaks are simply sensational.

A walk around Lake Thun

All around Lake Thun you will find beautiful viewpoints, impressive landscapes and cultural treasures. A unique circular path runs around the picturesque banks of shimmering Lake Thun, and also encircles the lake at elevation. Along the way you will pass several spectacular suspension bridges spanning deep ravines. The impressive bridges and the panoramic views make this trail an outstanding experience; at 56 kilometres, it can be tackled in stages or over several days.

Hiking to the Grimmiwasser energy source

The Diemtigtal Nature Park is known for its enchanting alpine landscapes of towering mountains. This panorama trail takes you across varied terrain to Grimmiwasser, the energy hotspot. The beautiful mountain path winds up through shady forests to Alp Grimmi, where an imposing high plateau promises fine views. En route you will encounter iron-enriched waters, the source of energy for which this circular hike is known.

Untamed circular trails in Aeschi

Aeschi stands on a sun-drenched high plateau above Spiez. Thanks to the breathtaking views of the nearby peaks and Lake Thun, it promises a memorable experience amid the natural world. A circular route leads down into the untamed Suldtal valley in a matter of minutes, where you will see the bubbling Pochtenfall waterfall as the treasures of the nature reserve unfold. Another highlight is the circular Bänkli course, which takes you from Aeschi to benches commanding stunning views of the Bernese Oberland.

Woodcarving trail impresses above Lake Brienz

Looking for a circular trail that combines great views with artworks? This easy-to-navigate tour to Lake Hinterburgseeli on the Axalp is just the thing. The "Schnitzlerweg" (woodcarving trail) passes hand-carved wooden sculptures on the way to the magical alpine lake. As you progress, your perspective of the shimmering turquoise tones of Lake Brienz continually alters.

Tips for hiking to uniquely beautiful landscapes

Looking for a special hiking experience? Every year, the "Kulturlandschaftspreis" (Cultivated Landscape Prize) is awarded to environmentally and aesthetically valuable areas of cultivated landscape in the eastern Bernese Oberland. A range of hiking routes take you to some winning spots where the natural world is colourful and diverse. Discover an abundance of biodiversity amid a stunning landscape on a very special hike.

Go equipped for hikes in the Holiday Region Interlaken

When planning a hike, it is important to prepare well and choose the right route. To ensure a safe and enjoyable hike, the right equipment is also essential.

  • Check the weather conditions in advance

  • Plan your tour carefully

  • Wear clothing suited to the conditions, and sturdy hiking boots

  • Pack a backpack with food, drinks and a first aid kit

  • Remember that the weather conditions can change fast in the mountains

  • Whatever the season, protect yourself from the wind, rain and sun

  • Remember a smartphone for emergencies and photos to remember

  • Tourist Information can provide information and hiking tips

  • Bring a hiking map and load the relevant GPS data on your smartphone

Hotels and accommodation for your hiking holiday. Book now!

The Interlaken holiday region not only promises a wealth of hiking experiences, but also a wide choice of accommodation. Charming hotels, trendy hostels, tastefully furnished holiday apartments and welcoming camp sites are dotted around lakes Brienz and Thun. Find your ideal option, then experience some unforgettable hiking.

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