Wilderswil

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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.

Edelweiss Lodge
Edelweiss Lodge
2.5 out of 5
Kirchgasse 72, Wilderswil, 3812
The price is $109 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this ski hotel in Wilderswil. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (272 reviews)
"The hotel is in an older Chalet. It has kind of an eclectic feel to it. That being said it has great character, as do the owner and staff. Close to everything you want to see without being crowded. Beautiful garden and views."

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2022

Edelweiss Lodge
Jungfrau Hotel
Jungfrau Hotel
3 out of 5
Schulgässli 51, Wilderswil, BE, 3812
The price is $192 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Wilderswil. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a conference center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (471 reviews)
"Great place to stay, friendly staff, convenient location and amazing views."

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Jungfrau Hotel
Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens
Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens
2 out of 5
72a Kirchgasse, Wilderswil, BE, 3812
The price is $154 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this hotel in Wilderswil. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (139 reviews)
"The hotel was great and a fair price for a tourist’s area. The staff are the best part. Sofia was so helpful and services oriented. The gardens were also amazing. Breakfast was very good and the bed was comfortable also. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again."

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens
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.
Hostel Chalet Stöckli
Hostel Chalet Stöckli
3 out of 5
Oberdorfstrasse 5, Wilderswil, 3812
The price is $130 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star ski chalet in Wilderswil. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (41 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
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, Canton of Bern
Stay at this family-friendly chalet in Wilderswil. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and a spa tub. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (10 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.
Apartment von Allmen in Wilderswil - 4 persons, 2 bedrooms
Apartment von Allmen in Wilderswil - 4 persons, 2 bedrooms
Wilderswil, Canton of Bern
Stay at this apartment in Wilderswil. Enjoy onsite parking, a garden, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Mystery Rooms and Skydive Interlaken are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Perfect location to explore Jungfrau Region
"Property had everything we needed and nice garden with view of mountains. It stayed cool in the hot weather, so we had a good night's sleep. It was exceptionally well situated - a few steps from the small supermarket and just across the road from the station with trains to the mountains."

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Apartment von Allmen in Wilderswil - 4 persons, 2 bedrooms
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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