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The Bernese Oberland region in Switzerland is one of the most beautiful areas to explore in Europe. Located near Bern in the central west of Switzerland it contains a number of quaint ‘chocolate-box’ towns, picturesque hikes and adventurous activities. The area is well connected by train, cable car, funicular and boat providing easy access to some of the country’s beautiful mountain regions.

The best way to explore the region is by purchasing a Berner Oberland Regional Travel Pass. These can purchased to cover from 4 to 10 days and cover a large area from Thun to Brienz, Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg, Beatenberg to Niesen and everywhere in between. For more information and to purchase the pass yourself go to the Berner Oberland Regional Pass Website.

How to get to the Bernese Oberland Region

The main port of entry is the Geneva International Airport. From here a train can be taken directly to Bern where you can get a connection to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can reach most areas in the region via train or boat.

International trains connect France and Italy to Bern where a connection can be made to Interlaken.

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The view over Geneva on landing

Where to stay in the Bernese Oberland Region

There are a number of beautiful mountain towns that you can stay in the Bernese Oberland Region. Consider the ease of travel to other destinations when you make your selection as while that mountain peak villa may seem perfect, the 2 hour journey to get to the main trasnport links every day may not be so ideal. Three of the best towns for transport links are Interlaken, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen.

A quiet Japanese gardens and a nearby chapel in central Interlaken

Day Trips in the Bernese Oberland Region

There are endless day trips in the Bernese Oberland Region including mountain hikes, themed museums, breathtaking view points, alpine flower gardens, traditional Swiss horn blowers, marmots and crystal blue lakes. Travel guides for some of the best day trips in the region can be found using the links below.