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Walking in Berne Canton

Berne is a large Canton that contains the capital city, Bern, the Bernese Oberland and parts of the Jura. With many well-known mountains it is not surprising that parts of this Canton are familiar to many visitors. Although some areas are quite busy there are large sectors of the Canton that see few walkers so it is possible to escape the crowds. The walking opportunities are many and varied. With terrain varying from serious mountains to less demanding low level pastures there are routes to suit all tastes and abilities.

map of Canton Berne

The following regions within the Canton are used to subdivide site content.

Jungfau Region - includes Grindelwald, Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Wengen and Wilderswil. This compact area includes much to attract the walker. Key mountains include the Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger, Wetterhorn and Gspaltenhorn. In addition Bällehöchst, Männlichen and Schynige Platte provide wonderful high points from which to enjoy the view.

Kandertal - the principal village of Kandersteg lies towards the head of this valley that occupies a strategic position linking the Bernese Oberland with Upper Wallis. Surrounded by mountainous terrain, the village of Kandersteg is dominated by the Blümlisalp massif which rises to 3657 metres at the summit of the Blümlisalphorn.