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Merligen Holidays

Experience the serenity of Lake Thun

Merligen lies on the serene Lake Thun, with the old town of Thun and its proud castle at one end, and Interlaken, with its glorious views of the Jungfrau, at the other. Lake steamers stopping close to the Hotel Beatus regularly visit all the charming lakeside villages, and provide a delightful way of exploring the area. Alternatively, a regular bus service links the lake resorts with Thun and Interlaken in just 30 minutes. Merligen is a peaceful village, with just a few shops and cafés. Gentle lakeside walks are well signposted, and further well-trodden paths take in sights such as the vineyards and castle at Oberhofen, and the picturesque villages of Faulensee and Beatenberg. Guests will be overwhelmed by the choice of day excursions: there is plenty to explore. See Interlaken for full details and for multi-centre options.

 

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Useful Information

Resort Code: CHMG

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT +1

Currency: CHF

  • from£869pp
  • 71 rooms
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Enjoying a fabulous location, directly on the lakeside and with a spacious lake-facing garden for relaxing.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from

Monday 

Wednesday 

Friday

Saturday

3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 Zurich Gatwick
Heathrow,
Luton,
London City,
Manchester

Transfer Approx. 2hrs 30mins by rail/boat or postbus.

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from

Monday 

Wednesday 

Friday

Saturday

3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 Geneva Gatwick
Heathrow,
Luton,
London City,
Bristol
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Manchester

Transfer Approx. 3hrs by rail/boat or postbus.

Flight supplements may apply and are based on 7 nights midweek/weekend departures. Other UK regional airports are available on indirect flights.

Luggage Services

‘Fly-rail Luggage’ - send your luggage directly from your UK airport to your hotel for only £18 per item per way. See our transfers page for details.

‘Direct Luggage Service’ - If you would like to have your luggage collected direct from your home, we recommend the Direct Luggage Service. To get a quote or book visit www.directluggageservices.com/inghams/get-a-quote or call them on 03300 243 330.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Discount Travel Card – worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday
  • Free travel on the Swiss Transport Network for children up to 15yrs incl.
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels Discount has been included in the prices shown
  • Swiss Food and Culture Tour - from only Sfr20 per person - Exclusive to Inghams (book locally)
  • Inghams Rep telephone service

Special Offers

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

Day on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

From £28 (2nd class), £41 (1st class), daily
Spend a day cruising on the Lake Brienz, hopping on and off as you wish. Train to Brienz approx. Sfr5 return (pay locally).

 

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'.

Many more options available locally through your Representative including

Swiss Food and Culture Tour - from only Sfr20 per person - Exclusive to Inghams (book locally)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Do

 

  • Walking
  • Lake cruises
  • Sightseeing
  • Excursions by boat and rail from nearby Interlaken
  • Sailing
  • Tennis

Lake steamers stopping close to the Hotel Beatus regularly visit all the charming lakeside villages, and provide a delightful way of exploring whilst on holidays in Merligen. Alternatively, a regular bus service links the lake resorts with Thun and Interlaken. Gentle lakeside walks are well sign-posted, and further well-trodden paths take in sights such as the vineyards and castle at Oberhofen, and picturesque villages of Faulensee and Beatenberg. Guests will be overwhelmed by the choice of day excursions available on Merligen holidays - most of those available from Interlaken are also available from Merligen.

Activity Information

In & Around Merligen - Lake Thun

  • Excellent shopping in Interlaken, Thun and Berne
  • Wine tour of Spiez vineyards including short hike and information about winegrowing
  • Regular markets selling local produce and crafts
  • Horse-carriage rides, casino, golf course and public lido in resort
  • Boat rides on Lake Thun to visit the various castles, or the St. Beatus caves
  • Cog railway from Wilderswil for Schynige Platte alpine garden
  • Ballenberg open-air museum near Brienz
  • Excellent transport links to Wengen, Grindelwald and Mürren
  • Cruises on Lake Brienz to see the Giessbach waterfalls and Brienz, capital of wood-carving
  • Heimwehfluh vintage funicular with toboggan run and model railway exhibition at summit

'Lake Thun Panorama Card' - Free to All Guests

The free ‘Lake Thun Panorama Card’ is provided by your hotel upon arrival and gives you:

  • Free use of local buses - with resort card
  • Free use of the little blue train ‘Spiezer Zügli’ - with resort card
  • Free Guided public tour of Thun - with resort card
  • 50% reduction on selected mountain transfers including Stockhorn and Niederhorn cable-cars and Niesen funicular

Subject to change.

Discount Travel Card included for all Inghams guests

Save up to 50% with your discount card on trips of your choice across the Swiss transport network. Included in the price of your holiday, and worth over £100!

Travel card sent to you before departure with your rail transfer tickets.

Exploring on the Swiss Transport Network

Switzerland's excellent public transport network of mountain railways, cable-cars, steam boats and buses makes it a pleasure to explore the sights, at your own pace.

 

Great Value Travel Passes

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips:

(Prices shown include Travel Card discount)

Jungfraubahn Pass (pre-bookable) - 3 days from £97, 6 days from £141, 7 days from £161, 8 days from £180

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

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

Supplement applies for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn.

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass (pre-bookable): 4 days from £144, 6 days from £183

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

 

 

Walking

There is an excellent selection of walking for all abilities in and around Interlaken and its lakes. Options include the roundtrip from Interlaken West to Neuhaus on Lake Thun and back (approx. 3 hrs) or the pleasant 1 hr walk from Brienz to Ballenberg. From Brinez, you can also hike to the Giessbach waterfalls in just over an hour. The themed trail at the summit of the Harder Kulm funicular, accessible from Interlaken centre, explains the history, flora, fauna and geology of the Harder mountain. More adventurous walks are also within easy reach. trails can be found in the surrounding mountains. With the Jungfrau resorts of Grindelwald, Mürren and Wengen a short train journey away, a multitude of more adventurous walks are also within easy reach.

 

Resort Combinations

Multi-Centres | You can combine your stay in Interlaken with any one or more resort (s) of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Lucerne or Montreux. Flexible durations available. Transfers between resorts via the Swiss transport network are included. Interlaken is also featured on our recommended independent rail holidays: ‘Glacier Express’ and the ’Golden Pass’.

 

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