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Magnificent Bernese Oberland – Hiking around Interlaken

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Magnificent Bernese Oberland – Hiking around Interlaken

Hiking Collection by Interlaken

13

Tours

62:48 h

116 mi

22,275 ft

The two long deep blue lakes are framed by steep mountains and high peaks showcasing the beauty of the Interlaken region. The mountains around Interlaken are a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. These 13 unique hiking routes will help you to discover Bernese Oberland’s nature around Lake Brienz and Lake Thun on your own. Whether you prefer a leisurely family hike, an informative themed trail in through the nature park, a hike in the mountains with panoramic views or an exciting ridge trail — you will find what you are looking for here.

Various hikes will guide you through the mountainous landscape and lake shores, small villages and old towns, dense forests and magnificent alpine pastures. Interlaken is nestled between the turquoise lakes of Brienz and Thun. With its central location in the middle of breathtaking alpine nature, the city is the perfect starting point for your hiking tours in the surrounding mountains.

Here in the mountains between Bern and Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau, all hikers can look forward to their personal dream hike. Stroll along the shores of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and jump into the clear water. Discover hidden waterfalls between Interlaken and Brienz. Climb up the Brienzer Rothorn, Niederhorn, and Augstmatthorn and gaze at breathtaking panoramas. Alternatively, you can take the multi-day “Panoramarundweg” tour around the entire Lake Thun — there is something for everyone in Interlaken.

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  • Difficult
    18:27
    40.8 mi
    2.2 mph
    4,325 ft
    4,325 ft
    Ferry
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The panoramic circular route around Lake Thun offers a variety of hiking trails, exciting natural highlights and countless views of the peaks and lakes of the Bernese Oberland. Since 2012, two impressive suspension bridges have been part of the Panorama Trail, which will take you up high above the Gummischlucht

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  • Difficult
    06:26
    10.1 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,700 ft
    3,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The hike on the summit ridge to the Augstmatthorn is one of the most exciting and challenging tours around Interlaken. Despite the cable car ride to the Harder Kulm are still over 800 vertical meters in the climb on the program. Experienced and persevering mountain hikers will be pampered on the narrow

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  • Difficult
    05:22
    11.1 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The steep mountain slopes around Lake Brienz are a paradise for waterfall lovers. The signposted "Path of the three waterfalls" leads you along the south bank and to the most beautiful and famous waterfalls. The hiking trail can be divided into two stages. The small village of Iseltwald or the Grand

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  • Difficult
    08:01
    10.8 mi
    1.4 mph
    4,100 ft
    4,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Morgenberghorn forms the southern end of a striking summit ridge high above the southern shore of Lake Thun. The impressive summit pyramid offers enduring mountain hikers a breathtaking view and since there is no lift to the summit, it is usually wonderfully lonely here. The way is quite long - you

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  • Intermediate
    02:02
    3.16 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike is a mountain tour for real connoisseurs and also for families. The funicular and the gondola lift take you comfortably up to the promising summit of the Niederhorn and then downhill along beautiful hiking trails to the Beatenberg cable car station. On the way, a stop in the Bärgrestaurant

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  • Easy
    01:15
    3.08 mi
    2.5 mph
    0 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Unterseener Uferweg leads you from Interlaken first on the Aare and then along the shores of Lake Thun to Neuhaus. On the way you can discover the impressive castle ruins Weissenau and the nature reserve of the same name. Arriving at the destination, you will end up with a lido and several cozy restaurants

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  • Easy
    01:37
    3.29 mi
    2.0 mph
    600 ft
    625 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Lombachalp on the outskirts of Habkern is characterized by a mystical moor landscape that is of national importance. Large areas of the raised bog are under nature protection and are a dream destination for smaller and larger hikes. Young and old can explore the unspoilt landscape on the observation

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    9.22 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Spiez circular hiking trail allows you to explore the diverse nature and beautiful landscape around Spiez. The path is excellently developed and also suitable for families with prams. Since the path leads past bus stops again and again, you can shorten the tour as you wish. As befits a circular route

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  • Difficult
    05:36
    6.55 mi
    1.2 mph
    5,625 ft
    50 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The hiking trail from Brienz up to the Brienzer Rothorn is especially suitable for very fit mountain hikers. The varied routes are sometimes steep, but otherwise good to commit - with more than 1,700 meters in altitude ascent yet a real challenge. The Brienz-Rothorn-Bahn offers a shortcut that will take

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  • Easy
    01:40
    3.33 mi
    2.0 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The avalanche winter 1998/1999 and the hurricane Lothar left a lot of devastation in the mountain forests of the Bernese Oberland. At the Axalp, regional wood sculptors came up with something very special. They carved innumerable wooden sculptures from the stumps that remained, which you can discover

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    7.02 mi
    1.7 mph
    625 ft
    3,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Güggisgrat stands for pure mountain enjoyment. At lofty heights and on quite good mountain hiking trails you can hike from the Niederhorn with breathtaking views over the entire ridge and finally descend to Habkern. Only a few places are exposed and therefore require surefootedness. In addition to

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  • Easy
    01:56
    3.87 mi
    2.0 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The bird walk takes you on a leisurely stroll through the romantic cultural landscape of the Diemtigtal nature park. You will cross the habitats of many native species of birds in a variety of ways. Attentive observers can spot circling red kites, curious chaffinches, swift-swifts, chirping wrens, and

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  • Intermediate
    02:03
    3.14 mi
    1.5 mph
    150 ft
    2,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Niesen, also known as the Swiss Pyramid, is a fantastic panoramic mountain on the southern shore of Lake Thun. You can easily reach the striking pyramid-shaped summit with the Niesenbahn. The funicular takes you from Mülenen with a great view up to the mountain. From there you can make beautiful

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    13
  • Distance
    116 mi
  • Duration
    62:48 h
  • Elevation
    22,275 ft

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