Giessbachfälle, Brienz

10 tips for relaxing summer holidays

Nostalgia and romance, peace and pleasure, adventure and history: Summer is a time to soak up the sun and unwind, plus many exciting moments too.

Alpine adventures in Diemtigtal

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Alperlebnis, Diemtigtal
© WYMANNPhotography

Alpine farming in the Diemtigtal valley is still practised in the old and proven ways. Book an adventure day in the nature park on an alp with overnight stay and meals. Help out in the barn, with milking the cows or making cheese.

Book an Alpine adventure
Giessbachfälle, Brienz

The Giessbach Falls have long been regarded as a place where natural energies flow. The historic Grandhotel Giessbach is right next door, high above Lake Brienz. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet in the natural swimming pool, the elegant rooms and the impressive hydrangea garden.

Discover the Grandhotel Giessbach
Berghotel, Schynige Platte

In direct "eye contact" with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the Berghotel Schynige Platte impresses with its amazing views and theme-decorated rooms. Arrive at the hotel in a relaxed mood aboard the nostalgic, over 100 year old rack railway and enjoy gourmet delights in the Panorama Restaurant.

Book a summer retreat
Hotel Rosenlaui, Rosenlaui

In the wild and romantic Reichenbach Valley above Meiringen, the Hotel Rosenlaui is a delightful place with its rooms still mostly being in their original state. This art nouveau hotel, whose older part dates back to 1862, has no TV, radio nor internet. But... there is ample peace and time and a return to genuine values.

TV, radio & internet-free

Jungfrau campsite

Camping Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen

The Jungfrau campsite is set at the foot of the world-famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau triumvirate in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The beauty of the valley with its 72 waterfalls has inspired such figures as Goethe and Tolkien. At the edge of the village and right below the Staubbach Falls, the campsite is an ideal starting point for hiking, climbing and biking.

Book a camping adventure
Lenk Lodge, Lenk

At the edge of the idyllic village of Lenk, the Lenk Lodge impresses with its wooden interior and warm welcome. After exploring the Simmental valley, relax here on a yoga retreat or in the sauna gondola in the garden. The over 100 year old wooden construction and inspiring views create an ambiance of tranquility.

Time for a breather

Berghotel Waldhaus

Gastern Valley
Berghotel Waldhaus

"See the light" at the Berghotel Waldhaus in the Gastern Valley above Kandersteg: In the warm glow of candles and kerosene lamps, enjoy a raclette from the fireplace completely without electricity. A retreat for nostalgics and romantic connoisseurs.

Experience traditions
St. Petersinsel, Biel

Recognised as being of particular historical significance, this romantic monastery hotel on traffic-free St Peter’s Island has a story to tell all of its own. In the heart of the Bernese Seeland, the island was once the refuge for philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and has remained a special haven of peace and retreat to this day.

Off to the island

Fondueland Gstaad

Destination Gstaad
Fondueland Gstaad
© Destination Gstaad - Melanie Uhkoetter

Sporting a nostalgic-look fondue backpack, hike through fragrant Alpine meadows to a self-chosen place of sheer enjoyment in Fondueland Gstaad. You can enjoy your fondue in the midst of mountain scenery and with panoramic views.

Fondueland Gstaad
Aare, Bern

The Aare river, Bern’s flowing lifeline, has always fascinated and perfectly reflects the Bernese lifestyle with its freedom and closeness to nature. Take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil banks of the Aare and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. Enjoy unique pleasure, unique nature and unique views.

Enjoy the Aare river