Why this hotel? A traditional hotel with a warm welcome

Open all year

This rustic style hotel is run by Bernard Müller who ensures that Swiss tradition is maintained at the same time as meeting the demands of today’s visitors. The hotel is fitted out in historic style with wood panelling and individually decorated bedrooms, to offer a most charming stay in this delightful village. You are sure to enjoy the elegant buffet breakfast, with an extensive choice which will set you up for the day. Indeed, the hotel's cuisine is renowned in the area and we can highly recommend the half board option of a three course dinner in the renovated Bärenstube restaurant. The half board menu offers a variety of options at exceptional value. For those wishing to try à la carte dining, there is the hotel's charming Arvenstübli restaurant which is decorated in the traditional 'Oberland' style and features hand-painted murals and intimate candle-lit dining. In good weather, nothing beats dining on the large garden terrace. The Bären also boasts an atmospheric wine cellar where you can enjoy a drink, and a fantastic cheese cellar featuring cheeses from around the region, including some produced on the local mountain from the hotel's very own cows! You may also wish to relax in the Bären's sauna after a day's sightseeing, and plan tomorrow's activities. This hotel has been known to us for over 20 years and is perfectly placed for a stay close to both the mountains and the town of Interlaken.

Ask us about upgrading at Christmas and New Year to enjoy gala dinners and special festivities.  

From the Hotel Bären...

May I introduce myself, I am RITA, one of 5 cows from the Hotel Bären in Wilderswil.


In June, when the snow has melted, it is 'Alp-Aufzug', time for us to go up to the mountains just below the Schynige Platte. We cows are decorated with flowers and a big bell, called 'Trychle'. We are so happy that we can go to the Alp 'Ausser-Iselten' ... there we eat fresh mountain grass and alpine herbs all summer long. We stay about 110 days on the alp at 1,500m altitude. The cheese is made over an open fire, in a copper kettle. The 'Mutschli' herdsman's cheese you can eat  right away but the alpine cheese is brought down the valley at the end of summer, to the 'Rugenkeller'. There the cheese will mature; it is turned and salted again and again. We cows give milk for about 700kg of cheese a year. After a year of storage, you will find the alpine cheese on the breakfast buffet and on the 'Bären Plätlli' served with fig mustard, which you can enjoy with a glass of wine in our historical wine cellar. The Sunday bread for the brunch buffet is served with the alpine butter. At the end of September we leave the Alps and we move back to the valley, with our floral decorations and the 'Trychle', to our winter quarters in Frütigen in the beautiful Bernese Oberland region. Where we wait for the snow to melt so we can go up to the mountain again.

Discover the lakes and mountains excursions available in the wider Bernese Oberland region here.  


Bedrooms: 45

B - Smaller room with bath or shower  

A - Larger superior room with bath or shower:  Add £11 per person per night

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com


Your holiday price includes:

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich with SWISS including taxes and hold baggage
  • 2nd class return rail transfers (2 hours 20 minutes)
  • Twin/double room in the room category shown based on 2 sharing
  • FREE Half Fare Card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on most trains, PostBuses and boats
  • FREE Interlaken Guest Card
  • Personalised itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection (ATOL 3148)

2024 holidays

4 night guide prices per person

From £738 Bed & Breakfast

From £894 Half Board

2025 prices also available on request

Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information. 

Supplements may apply for flights (as demand rises), as well as for alternative airports and single rooms. 

Ask us about flexible holiday durations and tailor made arrangements. We can also offer holidays with rail travel from the UK and holiday packages with no travel (accommodation and rail in Switzerland only). 

Luzern-Interlaken Express

Scenic rail holidays with this resort

GoldenPass Express (via Interlaken) - combine Wilderswil with Montreux or Vevey

Luzern-Interlaken Express (via Interlaken) - combine Wilderswil with Lucerne or Weggis


Request your holiday quotation

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Hotel Bären, Wilderswil

Bären cheese and wine package

Welcome apéritif and cheese tasting in the hotel's wine cellar

Fruit plate in your room

Breakfast and evening meals

One bottle of wine with dinner on the evening of your choice

Special package price: 6 nights from just £1085pp including flights from Heathrow

Available May-October. Based on 2 sharing a room. Cannot be combined with other offers. 

Special offers

  • Pay for 5 nights and stay for 6 except over New Year
  • The Interlaken Guest Card is issued to hotel guests on arrival, offering free travel to Interlaken & other local transport and discounts for local attractions

Planning your holiday 2024/25

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  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
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