Bern & The Bernese Oberland

The region of Bern is home to two stops that you should not miss:

The first is Bern, the historic UNESCO-protected capital city of Switzerland, which we often refer to as simply being a large open-air museum. Here, you can roam the cobbled streets, pop into the local boutique showcasing handmade Swiss crafts, and walk along (or even swim in) the fast-flowing Aare river. Known as being one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, this little-known gem is well worth the visit. You can either enjoy the city as a day trip from Lake Geneva, the Berner Oberland or Luzern, or you can use it as a strategic base to explore some of Switzerland’s most breath-taking regions which lie in easy reach.

Then, just under 30 minutes away, you have the Bernese Highlands, the essence of what people think of when they think of Switzerland: green rolling hills, rustic chalet villages, lakeside historic castles, the Swiss flag shining in the wind at every turn, majestic mountain peaks, the picture-perfect hiking trails, glistening lakes and striking waterfalls. The good news is that while a few parts of it have been taped to the tourist map, there are still many hidden valleys that have beautifully kept their natural authenticity. We’re thinking of the likes of the romantic Kander Valley, the little known resort of Isenfluh, the gems that lie around Lake Brienz, the hamlet of Sigriswil with its suspended bridge, and the wildly pristine Rosenlaui. The Bernese Oberland is also a heaven on earth not only for those looking to dip their toes in Swiss culture, but for adventure seekers too: the Bernese Oberland offers some of the best hiking, panoramic cable car rides, hard adventure and soft adventure opportunities in the country!

Contact us today to start planning your private luxury journey through the heart of Switzerland.

 

Let Us Inspire Your Custom-Designed Holidays In Bern and the Bernese Oberland:

 

Our Recommended Insider Travel Experiences

Meet one of Switzerland’s last alphorn makers for an insider look at this tradition

Drop by a family-owned cowbell workshop and make your own to take home

Visit a local alpine farm at sunrise to observe the traditional cheese-making methods, followed by a farm-to-table brunch

Enjoy a private Swiss cooking experience, with a visit to the local farms to grab all of the necessary ingredients

Test your vocal cords with a private yodelling lesson

Meet a talented Scherenschnitte (paper-cutting) artist in her private atelier

Enjoy a typical Swiss meal in the private home of a friendly local

Our Selected Properties

A 19th century historic castle that was recently converted into a small boutique hotel, overlooking the lake and the alps

A luxury chalet alpine hotel with world-class dining, impressive mountain views and a magnificent spa

A very “heidi-esque” cozy and authentic family-owned chalet hotel set amidst a romantic valley

A five star design boutique hotel boasting 2’500 square meters of spa facilities and a prime location in one of Switzerland’s most charming villages