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Sightseeing and landmarks in Bernese Highlands

Scenic lookouts

Mountain
“A long train ride to the top of Europe - highest train station and take in all the views. Go as early as possible to avoid the crowds.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A visit to the Schilthorn and it's revolving restaurant is a must. Built for the movie Her Majesties Service, this iconic building with Bond world is a great outing. Try the Thrill Walk at the mid station of Birg”
  • 31 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“More than one kilometer of walkways lead through the chambers and passageways of these hillside caves, where legend holds that a dragon took shelter when hunted by the monk, Beatus, whose hermitage was nearby. But the geology is no legend, and you can tour these underground caverns to see mirror lakes, underground waterfalls, stalactites, and stalagmites accompanied by a guide or at your own speed using a descriptive app. The entire area is quite beautiful, with a series of waterfalls cascading down the cliffs. You can get here by bus from Interlaken (it's about a 10-minute walk from the bus stop) or by boat from Interlaken West station, but it's quite a steep climb from the lake to the caves. Address: Sundlauenen, Interlaken”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mountain
“You can hike it or take the cable car. But the view is fantastic from up there. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Jungfraujoch! The highest train station in Europe. This is a VERY crowded place to visit as it's one of the most heavily visited tourist spots in Switzerland. It's a pricey train ticket, but worth the trip if you can justify it. Many people travel from around the world solely to see the Jungfraujoch. PRO TIP: take the very first train up for the best chance of good weather and to beat the peak tourist times. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mountain
“To get to the Schilthorn from the valley floor, a series of cable cars must be taken. The cable cars begin in Stechelberg leaving to Gimmelwald and then onto Mürren. From Mürren another cable car is taken to Birg, which is the final change before the Schilthorn. This cable airway is the longest and was the most technically challenging airway to be built. The other way up is to take the cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and a train to Mürren, from where the cable car must be taken. Between Birg and the summit, the cable car passes over Grauseeli, a small lake. It is also possible to hike to the peak, along the myriad of small, but well-marked paths to the top. The hike to the top takes roughly five hours from Gimmelwald for a fit walker. The panoramic revolving restaurant at the summit, Piz Gloria, was featured in the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service. A black ski run featured in the film starts at the summit and leads down to the Engetal below Birg. The restaurant revolves a full 360 degrees in 45 minutes, slightly faster than the minute hand of a clock. The view includes Titlis, along Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to Mont Blanc. After considering a number of locations, the stalled construction of the sports bar atop the Schilthorn was chosen when the film's producer financed the completion of the famous revolving platform for the right to use the facility for his next film, the first and only Bond film starring George Lazenby. A number of scenes in the film were photographed by cameraman John Jordan hanging below a speeding helicopter. Jordan had previously lost a foot to a helicopter rotor while filming the previous Bond movie You Only Live Twice. Within a year and fitted with a prosthetic limb, Jordan lost his footing and fell 600 metres (2,000 ft) to his death when filming similar aerial imagery used in the film.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mountain
“Winter or Summer ... a trip to the top of the Titlis is sensational with plenty to do at the top. Glacier park, Ice Grotto, restaurants and Shops.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Waterfall
“The magnificent glacier fed Trümmelbach Falls (Trümmelbachfälle), a series of 10 waterfalls in a cave-like environment, is hidden inside a mountain in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. It's a natural UNESCO World heritage site, and rightly so. A tunnel elevator takes the edge off an otherwise steep climb. The lift leads up to a platform from where the uppermost waterfalls are accessed. The path leads over a small bridge, up a few flights of stairs and walkways and partly through dimly lit tunnels to the highest waterfall. Freezing spray makes path and stairs slippery and the caves damp. Spray and droplets from above won't let you get away dry. Melt water flowing down from Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau form a powerful raging torrent that carries 20'000 liter water per second through the caves. The torrent carved its way through solid rock and debris over thousands of years and sculpted elegant and impressive shaped of rock formations. The result is spectacular and the thunder from crashing waters deafening. Small lookouts and cutouts along the way provide viewing points to the ten chutes that fall into foaming pools and disappear into darkness. It's a spectacle of milky glacier water twisting, tumbling and pirouetting its way down over sculpted rocks and hitting the walls of the narrow slot canyon. Once the last chute is reached one backtracks down to the lift platform from where one can take the elevator or continue to walk back down to the entrance to see the last two of the ten chutes tumble into the Trümmelbach River. It's steep and the stairs 'go straight to the knees' but the view over the Lauterbrunenn valley is gorgeous. It's not easy to make good photos , and mine certainly don't do justice to the impressive waterfalls. What's more, a friend lent me a camera and the battery died half way into my journey. Yeah, I know :) Instead of returning by post bus to Lauterbrunnen, one can hike back through lush and flat farm meadows along the famous Staubbach Falls (Staubbach Fälle) that cascade down from sheer rock faces. At the edge of the village, a steep gravel footpath branches off from the country road and leads up to one of the falls. A short tunnel ends at a viewing platform where one can see sheets of water crash down right in front of visitors.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“The bay of Spiez with the Castle and the wineyards....Just very nice to walking around and to do some sightseeing. There you find also some nice restaurants.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“More than one kilometer of walkways lead through the chambers and passageways of these hillside caves, where legend holds that a dragon took shelter when hunted by the monk, Beatus, whose hermitage was nearby. But the geology is no legend, and you can tour these underground caverns to see mirror lakes, underground waterfalls, stalactites, and stalagmites accompanied by a guide or at your own speed using a descriptive app. The entire area is quite beautiful, with a series of waterfalls cascading down the cliffs. You can get here by bus from Interlaken (it's about a 10-minute walk from the bus stop) or by boat from Interlaken West station, but it's quite a steep climb from the lake to the caves. Address: Sundlauenen, Interlaken”
  • 19 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“In den St. Beatus-Höhlen (Tropfsteinhöhlen) in der Nähe von Interlaken können Sie auf ca. einem Kilometer das Innere des Niederhorn-Massivs erforschen. Das Höhlensystem liegt am Nordrand des Thunersees. Es wird auch eine Führung angeboten. In the St. Beatus caves (stalactite caves) near Interlaken you can explore the interior of the Niederhorn massif for about one kilometre. The cave system lies on the northern edge of Lake Thun. A guided tour is also offered. Dans les grottes de St. Beatus (grottes de stalactites) près d'Interlaken, vous pouvez explorer l'intérieur du massif du Niederhorn sur environ un kilomètre. Le réseau de grottes se trouve sur la rive nord du lac de Thoune. Une visite guidée est également offerte. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“More than one kilometer of walkways lead through the chambers and passageways of these hillside caves, where legend holds that a dragon took shelter when hunted by the monk, Beatus, whose hermitage was nearby. But the geology is no legend, and you can tour these underground caverns to see mirror lakes, underground waterfalls, stalactites, and stalagmites accompanied by a guide or at your own speed using a descriptive app. The entire area is quite beautiful, with a series of waterfalls cascading down the cliffs. You can get here by bus from Interlaken (it's about a 10-minute walk from the bus stop) or by boat from Interlaken West station, but it's quite a steep climb from the lake to the caves. Address: Sundlauenen, Interlaken Official site: www.beatushoehlen.swiss/en”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

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