Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken
The Seehotel Bönigen is a family-run, chalet-style hotel offering comfortable accommodation in a quiet waterside location on Lake Brienz and enjoying wonderful views. The ferry landing stage is just a couple of minutes’ walk away and the free bus to Interlaken stops just outside.
Board basis options available
This property caters for the following special dietary requirements
Interlaken is set between the sparkling waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and enjoys a magnificent setting on the banks of the River Aare with the snow-capped peaks of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger forming the perfect backdrop. The main promenade, the ‘Höheweg’, is lined with flowers and fronted by a huge open meadow from where you can enjoy one of the most famous views in the world. The FREE use of local buses, included for all guests, allows quick and easy travel to surrounding villages including Bönigen and Iseltwald (see below). Excursions are plentiful, with lake steamers calling in regularly to take you to other villages along the shores. Top of everyone’s list should be a trip on the historic Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’. Our hotels in Interlaken offer you a great choice of accommodation. There are many attractive shops, boutiques, and cafés such as Café Schuh -a great place to enjoy some delicious afternoon cake or Swiss chocolate!
Lake steamers call in regularly to offer leisurely trips to other lovely villages along the shores, such as Merligen and Hilterfingen. In July and August there are open-air performances of Schiller's William Tell, with horses, cows and goats among the cast! Numerous excursions are available to those on holidays in Interlaken, and the top of everyone's list should be a trip on the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch. There are many attractive shops and boutiques, and cafés such as Café Schuh are a great place in which to enjoy some delicious afternoon cake or Swiss chocolate!
For more information on travel and transport visit our Interlaken page
Schynige Platte, plus Alpine garden*
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.
'James Bond's' Schilthorn*
A fantastic cable-car journey up to the famous Schilthorn, set for the film ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service), for stunning views.
Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe*
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’.
Day on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz*
£23 (2nd class), £35 (1st class), daily
Spend a day cruising with this ticket, valid for 1 day on your choice of either of the lakes. Upgrade to 1st class for seats on the top deck!
Harder Kulm funicular*
15-minute funicular to new viewing platform for views of Interlaken and its lakes.
All pre-bookable train excursions commence from Interlaken Ost. Guests of Merligen must pay locally for bus or boat to Interlaken, where applicable.
Many more options available locally through your Representative.
GREAT VALUE TRAVEL PASSES
Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips:
Prices shown include Travel Card discount.
£145 (6 days)
Enjoy 6 consecutive days Free travel on trains, cable-cars, gondolas and boats within the Jungfrau region including:
Supplement applies for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn.
£137 (4 days), £163 (6 days), £185 (8 days), £208 (10 days)
For those wanting to travel further afield within the region, this good value pass gives you 4, 6, 8 or 10 consecutive days FREE travel on regional trains, buses and boats, including:
*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.