Destinations

  • Destination Now recommended

    Jungfraujoch

    The nostalgic train ride through the Eiger and the Mönch up to the Jungfraujoch is already an extraordinary experience. Two intermediate stations offer a wonderful view of the alpine panorama. At the top you will find the Grosse Aletsch glacier be more ...

  • Destination

    Raron - Niedergesteln

    After the floods of the Bietschbach in 1414 and 1494, the severely damaged village church was rebuilt. In order to protect it from further flooding, it was reconstructed on the castle hill. Next to the famous castle church two other buildings are situa more ...

  • Destination

    Schilthorn

    With its 2970 m a.s.l. the Schilthorn is the highest peak in the Bernese Pre-Alps. Situated between the Lauterbrunnen valley and the Kiental valley, the Schilthorn offers a fascinating and breathtaking panorama. In the north, the view reaches even to t more ...

  • Destination

    Eggishorn

    The 2869 m high Eggishorn offers a breath taking 360° panorama overlooking some of the largest peaks of the Alps. Mönch, Eiger, Jungfrau, Wannenhorn, the Finsteraarhorn, the Weisshorn and the Matterhorn, all of them can be admired from here. I more ...

  • Destination

    Aletschbord - Belalp

    Enjoy the breathtaking view on the largest glacier in the Alps with a length of 23 km. The tongue of the Aletsch glacier can be admired here without special effort. In the traditional Hotel Belalp you can enjoy the view with a meal or a coffee even bet more ...

  • Destination

    Rosenlaui

    The powerful landscape in the Reichenbach valley has attracted numerous tourists, artists and globetrotters since the 19th century. The Rosenlaui glacier with a surface of 6 km2 feeds the river Reichenbach, which thunders over the well-known Reichbach more ...

Hiking tours

Difficulty:
  • Hiking tour Now recommended

    At the Bottom of the Eiger

    This pleasing hiking tour will bring you from the Männlichen to the Kleine Scheidegg and up to the station Eigergletscher. During this hike you see permanently the mystic triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From there you descend a more ...

  • Hiking tour

    Reliving history

    This hike takes you through one of the driest regions in Switzerland. From Ausserberg a field track will take you to St. German and, from there, across Heidnischbiel to the famous castle church at Raron with the grave of the poet Ra more ...

  • Hiking tour

    Hiking tour along the Lötschberg south ramp

    This lovely hike takes you along the over 100 -years-old Lötschberg mountain route of the railway BLS from Hohtenn via Ausserberg, Eggerberg and Lalden to Naters/Brig. The first railway hiking trail of Europe fascinates with the Alpine and Mediter more ...

  • Hiking tour

    With Heavy Boots to the Tanzbödeli

    The Tanzbödeli is no down-to-earth Disco, but a great view point in the rear Lauterbrunnen valley. However being a plateau, the way up there runs on steep and sometimes narrow paths. Therefore, the dancing shoes remain at home - a good sole profil more ...

  • Hiking tour

    Along the tracks of mountain farmers

    This hike takes you along dry southern slopes that nonetheless feature lush green meadows and pastures thanks to traditional irrigation methods. You’ll be hiking along the „Stigwasser“ Suone (water conduit) into th more ...

Topics

  • Topic Now recommended

    Jungfrau Railway

    Since August 1912, the Jungfrau Railway runs from the Kleine Scheidegg through the Eiger and Mönch to the Jungfraujoch with the highest railway station in Europe (tunnel station, 3454 m a.s.l.) and rises over a length of 9,34 kilometres almost 140 more ...

  • Topic Now recommended

    Sycamore Pastures

    The sycamore pastures are old, men made cultural landscapes. Hundreds of years those landscape shaping ecosystems have been farmed traditionally. In addition to the grassland also the trees have been used in various ways by men and animals. The pasture more ...

  • Topic Now recommended

    Suonen

    The water pipes, water channels, or Suonen, in French "bisses", cross the country like blood vessels a human body - today still for a length of almost 2000 kilometres. Most of them were constructed 900 to 1000 years ago. Whether copied from N more ...

  • Topic

    Natural Hazards

    The people of the World Heritage Region have always been confronted with natural hazards. In the high mountains, the surface is formed by a continuous interaction of uplift and ablation. Weathering and erosion under the influence of gravity lead to a c more ...

  • Topic

    Crystal Hunter Museum

    For centuries, the treasures of the mountains have been tracked by crystal hunters, also called crystal searchers, and extracted from the crevices. In the 16th  and 17th  centuries, the crystals were sold to Milan, where they were converted i more ...

  • Topic

    Permafrost

    Permafrost is soil permanently frozen rock and debris, with temperatures below 0 °C throughout the year. Permafrost may contain ice but not necessarily. Permafrost is located under a thawing layer, which shows positive and negative temperatu more ...