Suggestions of Excursions

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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
The panorama from the viewing plateau on the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe is unique, grandiose, breathtaking - almost indescribable! To the north, on a clear day you can see as far as the French Vosges and the Black Forest in Germany. To the south lies the awe-inspiring Aletsch Glacier, at 22 km the longest ice stream in the Alps. Its glacier melt flows into the Mediterranean. Mighty ice masses lie under the plateau, the watershed of Europe. These move slowly northwards, with their melt flowing into the North Sea. They provide the space for the unique Ice Palace.

Schilthorn - Piz Gloria
Be bewitched by a magical high-Alpine winter wonderworld of more than 200 magnificent mountain peaks and 40 glistening glaciers. The panorama extends from the Titlis, along the Bernese Alps, including the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, to distant Mont Blanc and far across the central lowlands to the Jura and Germany's Black Forest. Relax in the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant and fall under the spell of the unforgettable "Magic Mountain" - the Schilthorn!

The Männlichen soars up between the Lauterbrunnen and Lütschental Valleys with their respective Weisse and Schwarze Lütschine Rivers. The summit (2345 m) can be easily reached in about 20 minutes by a good footpath from the Männlichen plateau. The slight effort is well rewarded by amazing all-round views, from the peaks of the surrounding mountain world down into lush green valleys. Discover the abundance of high-Alpine flora and fauna on Männlichen.

Kleine Scheidegg
The impressions of Kleine Scheidegg are dominated by the spectacular views of the 4000 metre high peaks of the Jungfrau and Mönch and the proximity of the awe-inspiring Eiger North Wall. The Wengernalp Railway, opened in 1893, has made Kleine Scheidegg easily accessible to visitors. Since 1912, it has been possible to board the trains of the Jungfrau Railway at Kleine Scheidegg, to travel up to the unique high-Alpine wonderworld of the Jungfraujoch. Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m) is the watershed between the catchment areas of the Weisse (White) Lütschine River in the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the Schwarze (Black) Lütschine flowing through the Grindelwald Valley. The rivers are so-called because the different sediment from each valley gives the waters their different colours. Lying on the saddle between the Lauberhorn (2472 m) and the Jungfrau (4158 m), the Kleine Scheidegg Pass has been a popular and well-known hiking route since the 18th century.

On the road between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg lies the entrance to the famous Trümmelbach Falls, which alone carry the glacier melt from the west wall of the Eiger and the north walls of the Mönch and Jungfrau. The Trümmelbach Falls were first made accessible in1886 and have ever since been regarded as a unique attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world.

Schynige Platte
For hiking fans and bear lovers - Schynige Platte, altitude 1967 metres, is surrounded by an incredibly impressive mountain world. An excellent excursion destination and starting point for a host of>
The natural paradise is also famous for its unique Botanical Alpine Garden and as Teddyland has become a firm favourite with adults and children alike.

Beatus Caves
Discover the prehistoric settlement und the cell of Saint Beatus. 1 km of lighted stalactite caves with impressive underground gorges, awe-in-spiring halls and waterfalls. Site included park with a waterfall and a wonderful playground with a dragon slide. Visit the fable house with a special exhibit and the unique cave museum in Switzerland.

More than 90 century-old buildings from all over Switzerland, 250 farmyard animals, "historical" gardens and fields, demonstrations of typical crafts and many special events all create a vivid impression of rural life in bygone days. Ballenberg is in fact absolutely unique.

Mystery Park

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