Holidays To Wilderswil - Bernese Oberland

Idyllic village, gateway to the glorious Jungfrau Region

The pretty village of Wilderswil is located around 4km from the centre of lively Interlaken and within a pleasant walk of Bönigen on the shores of Lake Brienz. Wilderswil perfectly combines a tranquil Swiss village atmosphere with the superb network hub of Interlaken just down the road, and hotel guests benefit from the FREE Interlaken Visitor's Card, allowing you to hop on and off the local buses and trains.

Laying beneath the towering trio of mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, which stand like stately sentinels over this traditional village, Wilderswil is ideally situated as the gateway to the Jungfrau region and its impressive range of stunning trips and walking opportunities. Especially close at hand is the sunny plateau of Schynige Platte with its botanical Alpine Garden. Its little railway dates from 1893 and you can explore even earlier local history at the ruins of 13th century Unspunnen Castle. The historical white church of Gsteig is worth a visit as is the working watermill dating from 1513.

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What to see and do from Wilderswil

Wilderswil boasts its own mountain. The Schynige Platte & Alpine Garden with its botanical Alpine Garden are reached by a scenic rack and pinion railway (end May to end October) which takes you up to over 1,300m. From here there are wonderful views of both lakes Thun and Brienz and the high mountains. 

This peaceful village offers an alternative to staying in lively Interlaken which is only a short bus or train ride away. Interlaken has two small mountains of its own, Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh and is the stepping off point for lake cruises - a must while you are here. The spectacular Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe and the Schilthorn-Piz Gloria cable car are easily reached from Wilderswil. There are also plenty of magical visits around Grindelwald and the Lauterbrunnen Valley, so you will never be short of ideas on where to go! 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.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Wilderswil

Take a day to visit the amazing Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier with a stunning mountain rail journey to the Jungfraujoch and awesome views across the glacier from the summit. You can also reach the beautifully historic Old Town of Bern from Wilderswil. Find more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.

Explore the Bernese Oberland region with our great value travel passes

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

If you are planning daily outings, we highly recommend pre-booking the Jungfrau Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We have a special offer on this pass - 7 or 8 days for the price of 6. Even better value for your holiday.

If you are planning trips further afield, other passes such as the Swiss Travel Pass and the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass are also available. We will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

Scenic rail holidays from Wilderswil

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

Take the short transfer to Interlaken, to join the GoldenPass Express (for Montreux) or Luzern-Interlaken Express (for Lucerne). From Lucerne you can also pick up the scenic boat and rail journey of the Gotthard Panorama Express to the Ticino region. 

If you prefer to be based solely in Wilderswil, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

How to get to Wilderswil

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Wilderswil holiday. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Interlaken > Wilderswil with a transfer time of around 2 hours 20 minutes. 

Fly to Geneva

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle.  

Swiss Railways: Geneva Airport > Bern > Interlaken > Wilderswil with a transfer time of around 3 hours 5 minutes.

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Interlaken > Wilderswil with a transfer time of around 2 hours 10 minutes. 


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Traditional chalet, Wilderswil

Interlaken Visitor's Card

Free travel on all of Interlaken's local trains and buses (as far as Wilderswil) as well as discounts on entry to museums, castles and other attractions in the area.

The Visitor's Card is issued by the hotel on your arrival and is valid for the duration of your stay. More details...

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