Travel & Nature The Beauty of Nature: The Bernese Oberland, Switzerland Admin January 28, 2020 The Bernese Oberland is a popular and attractive region south of the Swiss capital of Bern. In a small area, you’ll find a very diversified landscape with lakes, snow capped mountains, little mountain villages, cogwheel trains, hiking trails and much, much more. Interlaken is the central town in the region, and the right choice if you prefer to explore the entire region. It’s not a pretty town though, so be sure to look at other options too. To name a few: Grindelwald, in the Jungfrau region, is a true paradise for hikers. Brienz is situated on Lake Brienz, and well known for the wood carving industry. Thun is a very charming town with a great central location on Lake Thun. In the west of the Bernese Oberland, there’s Gstaad, a classy resort with luxurious hotels.