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The municipality of Bönigen

Bönigen on Lake Brienz is a small village community just outside Interlaken. A village in the Bernese Oberland where local traditions and customs are alive and well, and the pace of rural life is set by nature’s clock. The historical centre of Bönigen on Lake Brienz with its alleys and wooden houses from the 16th and 18th century make this Bernese Oberland village unique.

The municipality of Iseltwald

The village of Iseltwald with its small picturesque bay is located on the left-hand shore of Lake Brienz. It offers lots of sporting activities ranging from sailing, surfing and fishing to rowing and water-skiing. At the end of the village is the pleasant lido, the perfect spot for resting and relaxing after a day’s hiking. Alternatively you may prefer to spend the day dreaming away the hours lazing in the sunshine.
Enjoy the fresh lakeside air, the mild climate, and the peace and tranquillity. Bönigen and Iseltwald are perfect starting points for excursions to all the famous destinations of the Bernese Oberland.


Bönigen has around 2‘400 inhabitants.
Iseltwald has around 440 inhabitants.


High season:
  • Summer months June - September

Mid season:
  • March - May, October – November

Low season:
  • From November until March the hotels are partially closed! Please inform yourself directly at the hotels.

Resort taxes / Guest Card

Guests staying in Bönigen and Iseltwald are liable to resort taxes. In return our guests are issued with a Guest Card, which entitles them to free use of the buses and trains on various routes within the Interlaken region. They also benefit from a range of discounts such as admission to the swimming pool, museums, etc. Revenue from the resort taxes helps finance the tourist offer.

Bönigen and Iseltwald resort tax rates
The resort and cantonal accommodation taxes are as follows:
  • Adults CHF 2.80
  • Children up to age 16 exempt (free of charge)

Tourism statistics

Number of beds:
  • 295 hotel beds
  • 66 hostel beds
  • 109 beds in apartments
  • 3 campsites

Overnight stays:
Total of approx. 70,000 overnight stays per year

Guest provenance:
Switzerland, EU, UK, USA, China, Gulf States

Additional infrastructure

  • Lakeside bathing area with heated pools for swimmers and non-swimmers, and paddling pool
  • Pedalo and kayak hire
  • SUP hire
  • Hiking and walking itineraries around or in the village as well as longer and shorter walks along the river
  • Wonderful lakeshore promenade with over two hours of walking in total (lakeshore promenade suitable for wheelchairs)
  • Landing stage with ship connections to Interlaken, Iseltwald, Ringgenberg and Brienz
  • Jetboat tours
  • Children’s playgrounds
  • Shopping opportunities for everyday shopping and local specialities
  • Restaurants offering a range of cuisines

  • Jetty with bathing facilities
  • Boat hire
  • Various water sports
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Landing stage with ship connections to Bönigen, Interlaken, Ringgenberg and Brienz
  • Hiking trails around the village
  • Shopping possibility’s
Bönigen-Iseltwald Tourismus
Seestrasse 6
3806 Bönigen
Tel. +41 (0)33 822 29 58
Fax +41 (0)33 823 40 51
Bönigen - Village
Iseltwald - Village Bönigen - Village
Sunrise at Bönigen Bönigen - Church