4 based on 145 reviews
Experience the green paradise At the foot of the Bernese High Alps lies a paradise waiting to be discovered: Tropenhaus Frutigen. The mountain water, the fish farming and the tropical garden – a harmonious trio under one roof with three times the appeal, along with an innovative energy concept. The tropical atmosphere, fish farming and alpine setting form a unique combination world-wide. For example, it relies upon closed, resource-efficient material cycles and renewable energies. It reminds us that where it stands today once stood a tropical climate: 250 to 300 million years ago dinosaurs also lived here among the fish: the sturgeon that are bred in Tropenhaus Frutigen. "How the fish came to the mountain": the new permanent exhibition The new permanent exhibition at Tropenhaus Frutigen takes young and old visitors on a surprising journey of discovery. Sturgeon and caviar: the stars in the Restaurant Tropengarten The Restaurant Tropengarten is inspired on a daily basis by the high-quality products from fish and caviar farming and the abundance of fruits and spices from the tropical garden. They are the stars that the kitchen chefs passionately combine with seasonal – usually re-gional – products. The special atmosphere in the restaurant amidst the tropical plants is captivating, as is the cuisine – mouth-watering delicacies that make visitors feel as though they are actually in the tropics.
A unique experience to visit and dine in the middle of a rainforest in the middle of Switzerland. Walk amongst tropical fruit trees and visit the sturgeon tanks and see how they make AMAZING caviar, and then have a coffee or lunch on the Terrace and have butterflies flirting around the plentiful orchids next your table. And all this when there is a meter of snow outside!?! If you are having the winter blues, this place is a must, and it is pretty fascinating all year long!!
4.5 based on 264 reviews
We drove from Zurich, and the free parking in front of the entrance really comes in handy. The park is absolutely beautiful paired with the fall leaves! Bring your own picnic food if possible, it's a great place to have picnic with the right weather. Really worth the drive!
5 based on 418 reviews
Oeschinensee is accessible by foot from Kandersteg within 1.5 hours. The cable car operates in summer and winter season daily from mornings till evenings - non stop. In summer enjoy swimming in the lake, boat rides on the blue and clear water or just have fun with the toboggan run at the top station of the cable car. Several hotels around the lake offer rooms in summer. Restaurants are open in winter and summer. The region belongs to the Unesco heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch.
We visited Oeschinensee in mid-October, and were lucky to have a clear sunny day. We took the train from Thun to Kandersteg early in the morning to beat the crowds (which was a good choice), and then got the cable car up to Oeschinensee as soon as it opened. We walked down to the lake from the cable car, and walked all around the area for a few hours to admire the amazing views. Then we headed back to do the toboggan run (it was great fun!) before heading back down to Kandersteg. I would definitely recommend for a day trip!
4.5 based on 214 reviews
Hidden in the Bern countryside half way up a mountain (literally) is the touristy village of Adelboden.
It's an all year round attraction - hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. It caters mainly to Swiss families who have been visiting for generations.
There are bars, cafes and cake shops galore as well as sporting shops and a good size coop supermarket.
5 based on 91 reviews
I was sick and could not climb high due to asthma and allergies. I did this trail all day and was good. The views are just spectacular and different than riding in cable cars and trains. Something about walking past cows changes it. Switzerland is designed for kids as there are loads of secret trails and treasures like zip lines and slides around each turn. SO FUN!
4.5 based on 47 reviews
I did my 7th jump off the cable car at Stockhorn by Alpine Raft. A fantastic way to do a bungy jump with great scenery and a hardworking crew to ensure safety for everyone.
4.5 based on 38 reviews
Took a boat ride from Interlaken and chanced upon Spiez. I fell in love with this small little town immediately. Most people would give this place a miss as they probably have the tendency to complete the boat ride from Interlaken to Thun and vice versa. If you have ample time, I would encourage you to alight at the Spiez ferry and take a walk around the town before hopping back to the boat or to Spiez train station.
Just around the corner of the Spiez ferry, there is the Schloss Park and Spiez Schloss. Head up there and you will enjoy a beautiful view of the town and the Marina. It was wonderful observing children and families having fun in the waters on a hot summer day. Its a pity that I did not manage to visit the museum at Spiez Schloss due to time constraint.
Spiez may not be as big or as well known as Thun or Interlaken, but it definitely has its own unique charm and I look forward to return to this small little town again!
4.5 based on 218 reviews
This is a review of the Niederhorn itself and not the restaurant at the summit.
I'd visited this area before but never been up the cable car to the Niederhorn - what a lovely place this was, in warm hazy sunlight, with wonderful views across the whole chain of Bernese Alps, Interlaken, and Lake Thun. There are also views over the nearby Justis Valley from the summit of the mountain (in the other direction), but be careful as, although the edge is fenced off, there is a long sheer drop down.
Lots of paragliders taking off and soaring against the fabulous backdrop of the Alps.
The Niederhorn can be accessed from Interlaken either by taking a postbus to Beatenberg or a bus to Beatenbucht and then the funicular to Beatenberg. From Beatenberg the cable car goes up in two stages and there is a restaurant at both the summit and the halfway stage at Vorsass. We found extremely friendly cows at Vorsass! There is a discount on the cable car if you have a Swiss Travel Pass.
5 based on 9 reviews
I was totally surprised how unite of swiss can be during the war time and how fast and skillful they managed to protect themself from the other country. Even though, they didn't get attack by the other country nearby. To see their strategy would make my eyes open wider. Great tour. Thank Max.
4 based on 33 reviews
I have taken this train many times. It is a bone shaker for which you will come out at the end of the Tunnel well shaken and not stirred. Only problem is, plan the journey very quietly.
Early Mornings..fantastic during the week.
Late mornings, big queues and waiting time.
Lunch time...8 Million people go to Lunch at the same time. Could be a long wait.
Early afternoon, good time...everybody sleeping the lunch off.
Late afternoon...bad time...everybody wants to go home.
weekends, disaster! 8 Million People go to the Mountains.
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