Winter Ski, Snowboard, Sledding & snowshoe
Logistically, Wilderswil is the best place to base yourself if you wish to access Grindelwald, Murren AND Wengen for skiing, snowboarding and sledging.
www.jungfrau.ch This is the perfect website!
Skiers and snowboarders in the Jungfrau Region have 213km of pistes to enjoy – all with the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau as a backdrop. The Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen, Mürren-Schilthorn and Grindelwald-First ski areas are all snow sure and all three have ideal pistes for beginners as well as skilled skiers and boarders. The Jungfrau Region also has some of the world’s most attractive sledge runs.
Beyond Skiing, ask us about snow shoeing, ice climbing, or just hiking in the winter wonderland.
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Return after a rigorous day to your private Sauna and 2 bathtubs with jets
winter activities in the Jungfrau region
The World Snow Festival
is one of the most popular winter events in the glacier village of Grindelwald. It would indeed be hard to imagine a month of January without it! This fascinating festival was launched in 1983, when a Japanese artist carved a giant Heidi into the snow. Today, a myriad of different snow sculptures takes shape on the natural ice rink in the centre of the village, bringing much fun and creativity to the village. Teams of artists from all over the world create surprising sculptures on a theme. courtesy of www.myswitzerland.com photo by Cindy
Learn to Ski with Pascal and Cindy!!
Our family from Singapore visited over the Christmas holidays. It is such a pleasure to meet guests from around the globe and show them around the area. This family successfully learned to ski in only one morning. Pascal has taught Skiing & Snowboarding 10 years in the Jungfrau region. Cindy has been skiing since childhood. Together we have the patience and passion to show others so they can return home with this adventurous experience.
Places to visit
Day Visit to Thun
Thun is a beautiful city we recommend to visit during your stay. A nice tour for the day during spring and summer months is to Walk to Interlaken from our house along the cat path , pictured below, past the Rugen beer brewery and ropes park to the Ship station at Interlaken Ost. Tack across the lake on a scenic cruise past Beatushölen caves, Spiez and Oberhofen Castle and ending up at Thun. While in Thun, a walk to the 12th century Castle and museum beautiful city we recommend to visit during your stay. A nice tour for the day during spring and summer months is to Walk to Interlaken from our house along the cat path , pictured below, past the Rugen beer brewery and ropes park to the Ship station at Interlaken Ost. Tack across the lake on a scenic cruise past Beatushölen caves, Spiez and Oberhofen Castle and ending up at Thun. While in Thun, a walk to the 12th century Castle and museum we recommend to visit during your stay. A nice tour for the day during spring and summer months is to Walk to Interlaken from our house along the cat path , pictured below, past the Rugen beer brewery and ropes park to the Ship station at Interlaken Ost. Tack across the lake on a scenic cruise past Beatushölen caves, Spiez and Oberhofen Castle and ending up at Thun. While in Thun, a walk to the 12th century Castle and museum
The Town of Interlaken was first inhabited by monks in the 12 century and was not known to tourists until the 1830`s when the steamboat on both Lake Thun and Brienz enabled people to reach this land. The railway system followed thereafter and kept exploring deeper into the valley til it reached the Jungfraujoch in 1912.
Spiez, Schloss Schadau and Schloss Oberhofen
photo courtesy of beatenbergbilder
Spiez Castle – the medieval castle
Experience history where it happened
On a guided tour of Schloss Spiez, you will experience the transformation from a medieval fortress to a patrician residence in which the noble Strättligen, Bubenberg and Erlach families made their home. Discover the unique 12th century graffiti and take a trip back in time to the 17th century in the ballroom with its splendid stucco work.
Schloss Oberhofen Eight hundred years of magic and mystery
Visit the romantic castle complex with its medieval keep, picturesque lake tower, Turkish smoking lounge and spacious park with playground right on the shores of Lake Thun. The castle museum with interiors from the 16th – 19th centuries conveys a good impression of Bernese upper class life style. text courtesy bls.
Built between 1847 and 1854, Schadau Castle is one of the most architecturally important and beautiful castles in Switzerland. Both its interior and exterior are listed with the heritage association.
2012 is the 100 year Celebration of the Jungfraujoch, Unesco World Natural Heritage Site
Travel to the Jungfraujoch via the “Jungfraubahn” train system, which was completed in 1912. At 3,454 Meters above sea level this is a ” most Do” on your list of excursions while in the ” Jungfrau region”. Opening in April 2012 will be a direct path between the Ice Palace and the Sphinx -astronomical dome!
If this is not enough excitement, check out this photo taken from the Schilthorn. Not only famous for the movie location of the James Bond ” on her majesties secret service”, if you are lucky you can see this bearded vulture.
It takes you just 32 minutes by Cable car to reach the summit of the 2970 m high Schilthorn. Enjoy the beautiful view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage) and on more than 200 other summits. Have a rich breakfast or a delicious meal at the world’s first revolving restaurant Piz Gloria and follow the tracks of James Bond: in the Touristorama we will show you extracts of the 007 Movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, which was filmed at the Schilthorn. Or simply enjoy the spectacular view from our big terrace!
text courtesy www.schilthorn.ch
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River rafting & Canyoning, Bungy Jumping, ropes park.
River rafting opens the challenges of whitewater to everybody. Teamwork and professional guides allow novices and veterans alike to enjoy the beauty and excitement of whitewater in the Swiss Alps.
The mighty Lütschine offers some of the best whitewater rafting in the Swiss Alps. Straight from the start below the Eiger North Face, continuous class III-IV rapids surge down from the mountains and out into the Interlaken valley and the Lake of Brienz.
Text and photos courtesy Outdoor Interlaken. http://www.outdoor-interlaken.ch
Rappel, slide, and jump down rocks and waterfalls into the white water filled Saxeten canyon. Our local canyon covers every aspect of the sport and makes a great introduction to canyoning. The tall and majestic canyon walls give a real feeling of being back in nature as you travel through the narrow gorges. Short and sweet this half day canyon is all you will need to get thirsty for more! This canyon is only a short five minute drive from our base.
Alpin Raft Canyoning and Rafting, Bungy Jumping, text and photos courtesy http://www.alpinraft.ch/
With over 24 years of experience in adventure tourism, Alpin Raft is the outdoor specialist in the Interlaken region. Our backyard and adventure playground is the Bernese Oberland, renowned for it’s stunning mountains, lakes and rivers. Here you can do everything from a relaxing sea kayak trip on a glacial-fed lake to an adrenaline-buzzing bungy-jump out of a mountain gondola.
With Alpin Raft you are in good hands: Your safety is of utmost importance and our qualified and experienced guides will ensure you also have a lot of fun. In fact they’ll probably leave you wanting to come back for some more! Check out our adventure programs for individuals or groups.
Tandem Hang Gliding
text and photos courtesy :http://www.hangglidinginterlaken.com/
We are a friendly, professional Hang Gliding company specialising in tandem flights above Interlaken in the Swiss Alps.
text and photos courtesy : http://www.twinparagliding.com
text and photos courtesy : www.swissalpineguides.ch
Ice Climb in the Swiss Alps!
Learn to rappel and ice climb a glacier using ice axes, ropes and crampons. Full instruction will be given
by our qualified Swiss UIAGM mountain guides.
You do not need to be a body builder to climb ice, only a great sense of adventure and an appreciation of the spectacular alpine scenery!