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WilderswilSwitzerland

Although it is just minutes from Interlaken, this sleepy resort town is worth a separate visit. Enjoy close proximity to Bern’s famous mountains and lakes.

Visit Wilderswil, the quintessential Swiss resort town. Located south of Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, it offers fantastic scenery, outdoor recreation and convenient access to many of central Switzerland’s top attractions. Find plenty to see and do in this town sandwiched between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, with the Alps beckoning to the south.

Learn about Wilderswil’s history at the Old Mill Village Museum. For centuries, the mill was a meeting place for village residents. Now it offers visitors a glimpse into the area’s past.

The ruins of Unspunnen Castle are a dramatic sight. From its 12th-century battlements, enjoy spectacular views across the valley to Interlaken. Every 12 years, the castle hosts Unspunnenfest. This festival honors traditional Swiss activities like yodeling concerts and stone-throwing competitions.

Walk along the Castle Trail, which connects Upspunnen to the nearby ruins of Rothenfluh. Built into a rocky shelf, this unique cave castle dates back to the early 13th century.

Schynige Platte lies just beyond Wilderswil. From the comfort of an open-air railcar, ascend the 25 percent incline up to the top. From the viewing terrace, enjoy spectacular vistas of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks to the south and Lake Brienz to the north. Take the circular ridge hike to see views of Lake Brienz. Explore the alpine gardens, which are home to over 600 plant species.

Wilderswil’s charming sister village, Gsteigwiler, sits at the foot of Schynige Platte. Look for its sleepy village and 12th-century church.

In winter, ski at nearby mountains. In the Jungfrau Ski Region, snow is guaranteed at Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen and Mürren-Schilthorn. Farther north, Beatenberg-Niederhorn offers trails that appeal to skiers and hikers alike.

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are both about 5 minutes away by car. Explore the charming towns, historic sites and beautiful parks that dot their shores.

Part of Wilderswil’s main appeal is its proximity to Interlaken. Within a few minutes, access the city’s lively cultural scene and amenities.

Top Hotels in Wilderswil

Edelweiss Lodge
Edelweiss Lodge
2.5 out of 5
Kirchgasse 72, Wilderswil
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Wilderswil hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Skydive Interlaken and Mystery Rooms and close to winter sports such ...

4.4/5Excellent! (249 reviews)
Super!

"Amazing experience! Our room was upgraded at no cost due to hotels being a bit more empty nowadays. Super room and the free breakfast is also wonderful, regarding what one usually gets. Highly recommendable!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Edelweiss Lodge
Hotel Bären - The Bear Inn
Hotel Bären - The Bear Inn
3 out of 5
Oberdorfstrasse 1, Wilderswil, BE
The price is $103 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Wilderswil hotel is in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Skydive Interlaken and Mystery Rooms, and ...

4/5Very Good! (553 reviews)
Perfect location, perfect stay.

"Hotel Baeren is just the perfect base for discovering the beautiful area around. Will it become possible in future, Or will illuminate- darkness become buman future. Next Easter, we all will know."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Hotel Bären - The Bear Inn
Hostel Chalet Stöckli
Hostel Chalet Stöckli
3 out of 5
Oberdorfstrasse 5, Wilderswil
The price is $97 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Wilderswil chalet is within 2 mi (3 km) of Skydive Interlaken and Mystery Rooms and close to winter sports such ...

3.9/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
Good hotel with an outstanding breakfast

"The room is pretty good, however, there's no blackout on the windows. The breakfast was surreal and the staff very friendly. The wifi was not working in our room. Maybe because it was quite far from the lobby."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Hostel Chalet Stöckli
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Wilderswil

Hostel Chalet Stöckli
Hostel Chalet Stöckli
3 out of 5
Oberdorfstrasse 5, Wilderswil
The price is $97 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Wilderswil chalet is within 2 mi (3 km) of Skydive Interlaken and Mystery Rooms and close to winter sports such ...

3.9/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
Good hotel with an outstanding breakfast

"The room is pretty good, however, there's no blackout on the windows. The breakfast was surreal and the staff very friendly. The wifi was not working in our room. Maybe because it was quite far from the lobby."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Hostel Chalet Stöckli
Welcome to the Chalet Hagrösli apartment
Welcome to the Chalet Hagrösli apartment
Wilderswil, Bern

Situated in Wilderswil, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seilpark Interlaken and Mystery Rooms. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are also within 3 mi ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Urlaub in Wilderswil

"Sehr nette Vermieter, schöne gemütlich eingerichtete Wohnung mit einem Balkon mit einem traumhaften Blick auf die Berge. Nette Nachbarschaft."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Welcome to the Chalet Hagrösli apartment
In the heart of the Swiss Alps, Jungfrau Region. Lovely home for up to 8 guests.
In the heart of the Swiss Alps, Jungfrau Region. Lovely home for up to 8 guests.
Wilderswil, Bern

This family-friendly Wilderswil resort is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Skydive Interlaken and Seilpark Interlaken. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Charming holiday house

"The village of Wilderswil is quiet, charming, and with convenient access to recreation within the Berner Oberland area. We traveled with my family of 5 and with my parents and the bedroom bathroom accommodations were terrific. Two bedrooms with double beds was perfect for two couples and then the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

In the heart of the Swiss Alps, Jungfrau Region. Lovely home for up to 8 guests.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Wilderswil

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 6, 2019

Nice, clean village with great food and drink options in every direction!

4/5 - Good

Linh

Oct 10, 2019

I didn’t stay in Wilderswil much

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 15, 2019

It was a nice location. Easy bus ride to interlaken. I enjoyed being in a smaller, more peaceful serting that was close to everything .

5/5 - Excellent

Dean

Jun 5, 2019

Quiet, peaceful and convenient.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 29, 2018

Quiet suburb near Interlaken, with easy access

3/5 - Okay

Kerry

Sep 22, 2018

Next time we will stay at a hotel in any town on nearby Lake Thun.

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