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Wilderswil

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Although it is just minutes from Interlaken, this sleepy resort town is worth a separate visit. Enjoy close proximity to Bern’s famous mountains and lakes.

Visit Wilderswil, the quintessential Swiss resort town. Located south of Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, it offers fantastic scenery, outdoor recreation and convenient access to many of central Switzerland’s top attractions. Find plenty to see and do in this town sandwiched between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, with the Alps beckoning to the south.

Learn about Wilderswil’s history at the Old Mill Village Museum. For centuries, the mill was a meeting place for village residents. Now it offers visitors a glimpse into the area’s past.

The ruins of Unspunnen Castle are a dramatic sight. From its 12th-century battlements, enjoy spectacular views across the valley to Interlaken. Every 12 years, the castle hosts Unspunnenfest. This festival honors traditional Swiss activities like yodeling concerts and stone-throwing competitions.

Walk along the Castle Trail, which connects Upspunnen to the nearby ruins of Rothenfluh. Built into a rocky shelf, this unique cave castle dates back to the early 13th century.

Schynige Platte lies just beyond Wilderswil. From the comfort of an open-air railcar, ascend the 25 percent incline up to the top. From the viewing terrace, enjoy spectacular vistas of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks to the south and Lake Brienz to the north. Take the circular ridge hike to see views of Lake Brienz. Explore the alpine gardens, which are home to over 600 plant species.

Wilderswil’s charming sister village, Gsteigwiler, sits at the foot of Schynige Platte. Look for its sleepy village and 12th-century church.

In winter, ski at nearby mountains. In the Jungfrau Ski Region, snow is guaranteed at Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen and Mürren-Schilthorn. Farther north, Beatenberg-Niederhorn offers trails that appeal to skiers and hikers alike.

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are both about 5 minutes away by car. Explore the charming towns, historic sites and beautiful parks that dot their shores.

Part of Wilderswil’s main appeal is its proximity to Interlaken. Within a few minutes, access the city’s lively cultural scene and amenities.

Alpine-Inn by Jungfrau Hotel
Alpine-Inn by Jungfrau Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Obereigasse 29/31, Wilderswil, BE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,692 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Skydive Interlaken and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. Mystery Rooms is 1.9 mi (3.1 ...
4/5Very Good! (211 reviews)
Ideal to sleep close to the pistes
"Great Inn to spend a night or two close to Grindelwald (which is less than 20 min away by car). Frre parking. Quiet area. Spacious rooms. Very clean and well-furnished. Couldn't ask for more."

Reviewed on 2021/2/22

Alpine-Inn by Jungfrau Hotel
Jungfrau Hotel
Jungfrau Hotel
3 out of 5
Schulgässli 51, Wilderswil, BE
The price is NT$5,290 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
This family-friendly Wilderswil hotel is located in a rural location, within 2 mi (3 km) of Skydive Interlaken and Mystery Rooms. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (428 reviews)
"Incredible landscape"

Reviewed on 2021/5/26

Jungfrau Hotel
Hotel Bären - The Bear Inn
Hotel Bären - The Bear Inn
3 out of 5
Oberdorfstrasse 1, Wilderswil, BE
The price is NT$5,178 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Wilderswil hotel is in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Skydive Interlaken and Mystery Rooms, and ...
4/5Very Good! (561 reviews)
"On arrival at 19.00hrs, there was nobody at reception. Our key was left out for us.We booked the Superior Double Room but were allocated one of the Standard twin rooms. We spoke to the Waiter, who was as helpfull as possible, but he wanted us to wait until the morning to change rooms. But I insisted ..."

Reviewed on 2021/2/23

Hotel Bären - The Bear Inn
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