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The Berner Oberland and the Jungfrau region

The Berner Oberland and the Jungfrau

The Berner Oberland in Switzerland is an area of the Alps located in Canton Bern on the border of Canton Wallis. Its highest and most renowned peak is the Jungfrau, with an elevation of 4158m.

The Oberland includes a total of 12 peaks above 4000m. The tallest is the Finsteraarhorn, at 4273m, which can be accessed from Grindewald and Wengen.

This region also harbors the largest glacier in the Alps, the Aletsch Glacier, which can reach depths of 900 meters. It can be accessed from the Jungfraujoch at the end of a train ride which takes you across the north face of a well-renowned and particularly respected mountain, the Eiger (3970m).


The Berner Oberland's charm lies specifically within its typical architecture and its unique ancestral character, which has remained unaffected by years of tourism, even in popular spots such as Gstaad, Grindewald, Wengen and Mürren. They are amongst the many mountain villages of the area where agriculture still represents a key activity.


  • 12 peaks above 4000m
  • The largest glacier in the Alps
  • Quaint little hamlets


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