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Holidays in Bönigen - Switzerland Relaxed lakeside living in this charming village

The village of Bönigen is just minutes by bus from the amenities of Interlaken, yet feels a world away with its tranquil atmosphere. Nestling between two mountain ranges on sparkling Lake Brienz, this is the perfect spot for a restful holiday. Many of the picturesque houses date from the 16th century and the majestic mountains are reflected in the deep blue waters of the lake. You can take a dip in the lake at the Bönigen Lido, which also offers heated swimming pools and pedaloes. If you prefer to simply admire the water however, a visit to the thundering Giessbach Falls is a must. These mighty falls gush over several rocky stages to reach their destination on the southern shore of the lake.

To get a real taste of  the past, visit the Alte Pinte village museum, which dates from 1772 and provides an insight into a typical Bernese Oberland chalet with its rustic kitchen and furnishings dating from 1730-1920. Bönigen really does have it all, with history, scenery and relaxation.

Please call us on 0800 619 1200 to discuss your Bönigen holiday. 

Interlaken Visitor's Card - use public transport FREE of charge

This personal card gives free travel on all of Interlaken's local trains and buses as well as discounts on entry to museums, castles and other attractions in the area. You can therefore travel into Interlaken for free as often as you want!

The Visitor's Card is given to each guest staying in our hotels in Bönigen and is issued by the hotel on your arrival. It is valid for the duration of your stay, including the arrival and departure days. 

Your Bönigen hotel

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Hotel Seiler au Lac

Your time in Bönigen - things to see and do

Bönigen is perfectly placed for discovering the region's lakes and mountains. An obvious jaunt is a cruise on Lake Brienz, as the boats call here; you can even enjoy lunch on board. Another recommendation is the journey on the Brienzer Rothorn steam train, which is just magical and the views at the summit are breathtaking. You could also travel up to pretty Meiringen to view the famous Reichenbach Falls, or discover Swiss history at the Ballenberg open air museum.

With Interlaken close at hand, it is worth exploring the two local mountains of Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh, both of which offer walks and restaurants with lovely views. You can even head for the high Alps: the spectacular Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe  and the Schilthorn with its revolving restaurant have excellent connections from Interlaken. Your journeys into the mountains are a joy in themselves, travelling on a variety of cable cars, funiculars and mountain railways.  Please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.  

Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland. 


If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! Valid May-October, it includes all your rail journeys across the region (and as far afield as Bern, Lucerne and Brig), plus lake cruises and mountain travel such as Brienzer Rothorn, Kleine Scheidegg and the Niederhorn. It also offers a 50% discount for the highest mountains including the Jungfraujoch and the Schilthorn.  


Other Passes such as the Jungfrau Travel Pass are available. We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on how you plan to spend your time. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.

*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.

Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.


Bönigen has easy connections via Interlaken to the GoldenPass Line  and the Luzern-Interlaken Express. 


If you prefer to be based solely in Bönigen, there are many beautiful mountain journeys to be enjoyed locally on the Jungfrau Railways.


We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.


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