Autumn in the Swiss Alps: an irredeemably beautiful walk

Autumn in the Swiss Alps: an irredeemably beautiful walk

Autumn is the perfect season to enjoy the wonders of nature without being too cold or too hot. The reddish colors of the falling leaves, the green meadows and the white mountains form the perfect postcard of one of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland, Jungfrau. A place to enjoy Interlaken, European Capital of Adventure, located between two iconic lakes and an impressive glacier, a wonder worth visiting. In addition, the region has all kinds of charms that we will discover in this tour of the key sites of the Jungfrau Region.

1. Go up to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the highest train station in Europe

Going up to the authentic roof of Europe is not something that is done every day, even less so in just one hour and comfortably thanks to the Eiger Express, the most modern gondola lift in the world. Once at the station, the icy air of the Alps caresses the visitors’ faces and the snow crunches under their feet, all this before an unforgettable view: on one side the Swiss plateau on its way to the Vosges, on the other the glacier Aletsch, bordered by some of the highest peaks in Europe. An experience at more than 3,400 meters above sea level that is worth experiencing.

2. Cross Lakes Brienz and Thun by kayak

Kayaking through the lakes of the Bernese Oberland is one of the most impressive sports experiences that can be experienced. Paddling hardly requires any effort in this natural mountain environment, which in autumn has a very particular beauty. Lake Thun has an intense turquoise color that is colored by the yellowish leaves that float on its surface at the end of the summer season. On the other hand, Lake Brienz attracts visitors with its crystal clear waters and the impressive mountains that surround it, as if it were a wall.

Seen from the water, the five castles on the shores of the lake can be seen from a totally different perspective. There is the possibility of enjoying a half-day or full-day guided excursion in the company of an experienced kayak instructor.

3. The best views “between the lakes”

One of the most impressive sights in the region is on the Harder Kulm mountain, which is easily accessible via funicular from Interlaken. The views feature the lakes of Thun on the right and Brienz on the left, with beautiful Interlaken in between just in front of the Alpine triumvirate of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.

At the base of the mountain, the Jungfrau Railways funicular lifts visitors from Interlaken to a viewing platform with a walkway that offers dizzying views. The viewpoint also has a panoramic restaurant where you can enjoy one of the best fondues in the area.

4. Cross the Grindelwald Glacier Canyon

The 300-meter-high rock walls of the gorge bear witness to the majesty that Grindelwald’s lower glacier once boasted. Unfortunately, this glacier no longer exists, but the gorge serves as a reminder and is no less spectacular, offering a unique sensation with an imposing walkway that goes into its interior. The water running down into the Lütschine river, the light and constant wind, and the impressive light conditions make this place a delight for the senses.

One of the highlights is the 170 m2 spider web that weaves through the canyon: a walkable web that stretches over the gorge providing views and thrills at the same time.

5. Visit Lauterbrunnen, the valley of the 72 waterfalls

Lauterbrunnen is located 796 meters above sea level in an impressive valley between gigantic cliffs and mountain peaks. Here the highest and most spectacular waterfalls in Switzerland plunge into the valley. The Staubbach waterfall, one of the highest in free fall in Europe, inspired Goethe to write his poem “Song of the Spirits over the waters”. The village of Lauterbrunnen is the starting point of the cable car with one of the most beautiful landscapes on the continent. Autumn is the perfect season to discover the many trails and mountain bike routes that surround this commune.

6. Explore the caves of San Beatus

An exploration excursion to a magical world of stone and water. The San Beatus Caves leave visitors mesmerized by the incredible shapes and colors of its caves. The cave paths are safe and easily accessible thanks to modern electric lighting. You can explore the powerful calcareous formations to discover unique shapes and shades along the way. The mountain is full of stalagmites and stalactites that have taken millions of years to form. Today, the grottoes of San Beato, with their inner gorges, their imposing halls and their thunderous waterfalls, continue to radiate a particular force.

7. Recharge your batteries in a spa with views of the Alps

Interlaken is a reference destination for wellness tourism in Switzerland: relaxation with the best panoramic views is guaranteed. Whether in a swimming pool by the waters of Lake Thun or in a wooden Jacuzzi by Lake Brienz, the Bernese Oberland offers an unparalleled range of offers that invite you to unwind.

Relaxing in a sauna with views of the snowy mountains, enjoying an exfoliating massage or strengthening the immune system in a steam bath with herbal essences, are some of the options to balance body, mind and soul. To this end, there are numerous spa and wellness facilities around the two lakes and in Interlaken itself.

Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson is the lead reporter for Globe Live Media on things related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Music. Being a fitness enthusiast, her background involves growing up in Beverly Hills, where She often interacts with famous Artists and also talks about their ways for a Healthy Lifestyle. She is in fact a profound Yoga student. You can be well assured about the authenticity and quality of Lifestyle, Health, and Music reports published by her. She is a part-time gamer too, so she will also cover the gaming section of Globe Live Media every now then.