Hotel Bären

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Wilderswil

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Situated in the heart of Wilderswil just off the village square, the characterful Hotel Bären is a traditional Bernese inn which dates back to 1706. Run by the loveable Bernard Mueller, there is always a friendly and relaxed atmosphere here. The train station is 10 minutes’ walk away, and bus stop is 100m away for easy access to the most desired excursions.

Bären translates to bears in English and it is a nice touch to find bear themed décor dotted around the hotel. There is a front of house terrace and upstairs balcony with seating for enjoying full views of the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger mountains. Visit the well-stocked underground wine cellar for some cheese and wine tasting or unwind in the sauna. Enjoy hearty Swiss cuisine served in the rustic restaurant. There is a weekly barbecue (weather permitting) and a special Swiss brunch on Sundays including salmon, rösti, poached eggs and champagne.

Rooms are furnished in a traditional rustic style with connecting bathrooms.

Added value

Free daily packed lunch

Special barbecue with fireworks for Swiss National Day (1 Aug)

Free excursion up the Schynige Platte including tea and cake (for stays of 7 nights or longer) (Summer 2019)

Free return ticket up the Schynige Platte (for stays of 7 nights or longer) (Summer 2020)

  • No. of rooms: 50
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3



  • Official rating: 3


  • Small twin or double rooms sleep 2 guests can be used for sole occupancy at a supplement
  • 'Standard' twin rooms has balcony on request
  • 'Superior' twin rooms are larger with sitting corner, south-facing balcony and can be used for sole occupancy at a supplement
  • Single rooms are available at a supplement
  • All rooms are cosy and pleasantly-decorated, and have bath or shower, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, radio and cable TV, and tea/coffee making facilities

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

The hotel does not have a lift


Wilderswil is a charming, traditional Bernese village with a peaceful, rural ambience. Set amidst flower-strewn meadows at the foot of the Bernese Alps, this is a friendly village with wooden chalets dating back to the 17th century and lovely old ‘Stübli’ restaurants serving traditional Swiss dishes. Wilderswil is perfectly placed for an amazing choice of excursions using the local trains, boats and cable-cars and is an excellent starting point for many of the region’s varied walks, from easy to difficult. Take the rack railway into the mountains to visit Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren, with connections to the Jungfraujoch or the Schilthorn, or the cog railway to Schynige Platte to explore the fabulous alpine garden and some of the best views of the Jungfrau massif. FREE travel on local buses and some nearby trains included for all guests, allowing you to explore the neighbouring villages, the town of Interlaken and lake shores of Thun and Brienz. Our hotels in Wilderswil offer a great choice of accommodation.

In Wilderswill you'll have a visiting rep service - if you want to know more about the area or have any queries give us a call.



Jungfraujoch - ‘Top of Europe’

From £85, daily
A ‘must-see’ for all visitors is the ultimate rail journey through the Eiger, and up to Europe’s highest railway station at 3,454m, for breathtaking views including the 14km-long Aletsch glacier and the ‘Ice Palace’.

Schynige Platte, plus alpine garden*

From £24, daily
Take the charming cogwheel railway up to Schynige Platte at 2000m, and visit the wonderful Alpine garden with some 600 different Swiss alpine plants including Edelweiss, Enzian.

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass*

From £144 4 days or £183 6 days

For those wanting to travel further afield within the region, this good value pass gives you 4 or 6 consecutive days travel on regional trains, buses and boats, including:

  • Trains to Gstaad, Thun, Meiringen and Adelboden
  • Brienzer Rothorn and Niesen mountain railways
  • Unlimited cruising on Lakes Thun and Brienz
  • Mountain transport within the Jungfrau Region

Jungfraubahn Pass*

From £97 3 days, £141 6 days, £161 7 days, £180 8 days

Enjoy consecutive days Free travel on trains, cable-cars, gondolas and boats within the Jungfrau region including:

  • Train travel to Wengen, Mürren, Interlaken, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen
  • Travel on ‘First’ gondola, Männlichen and Pfingstegg cable-cars and Harder Kulm funicular
  • Travel on Schynige Platte cog railway for alpine garden
  • 6 days onward includes boats on Lakes Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Breinz

N.B. Supplement applies for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn.


Many more options available locally through your Representative including:

Fun Package: First Flyer / Glider & Trottibike / Mountain Cart from Sfr64 

Swiss Food and Culture Tour - from only Sfr20 per person - Exclusive to Inghams

*Prices shown include Travel Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

  • À la carte restaurant, serving typical Alpine dishes
  • 'Bärenstübe' bar/lounge
  • Historical lounge on 1st floor with balcony and fabulous views of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch mountains
  • Sauna in adjacent building (Free)
  • Garden
  • 2 lovely terraces
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • No Lift
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • Garden
  • WiFi
  • Excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 4-course evening meal as set menu salad buffet
  • Weekly barbecue (usually Wednesdays)
  • Special Sunday 'Champagne' brunch with salmon, poached eggs and rosti included
  • Free daily packed lunch
  • Special diets catered for, please advise at time of booking
  • Manager's Welcome Drink
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:


  • Lunch service:

    Free daily packed lunch

  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.867370
  • Latitude: 46.665128
  • Location Description:
    • In the heart of Wilderswil
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 300 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Wilderswil 700m away 

  • Distance to Station: 700

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Hotel Baren
Wilderswil, Bernese Oberland,Half Board
18/06/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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