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Things to do in Beatenberg

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“If you want to go up on a mountain and not spend to much. We can recomend Niederhorn. It's close and easy to acsess with public transport.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“Right in the heart of town, this bright, modern cafe rustles up inexpensive snacks and mains, from wraps, club sandwiches and salads through to numerous takes on rösti. It's also a good place for an apéro (aperitif). Snag a spot on the terrace if the sun's out.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“More than one kilometer of walkways lead through the chambers and passageways of these hillside caves, where legend holds that a dragon took shelter when hunted by the monk, Beatus, whose hermitage was nearby. But the geology is no legend, and you can tour these underground caverns to see mirror lakes, underground waterfalls, stalactites, and stalagmites accompanied by a guide or at your own speed using a descriptive app. The entire area is quite beautiful, with a series of waterfalls cascading down the cliffs. You can get here by bus from Interlaken (it's about a 10-minute walk from the bus stop) or by boat from Interlaken West station, but it's quite a steep climb from the lake to the caves. Address: Sundlauenen, Interlaken”
  • 20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Weil es günstig und gut erreichbar ist und auch die Auswahl von Waschmittel gross ist.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Swiss Restaurant
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“This wonderful restaurant is owned by a sweet local family. They cook fantastic traditional food. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The St. Beatus Caves are a very impressive site to visit on those rainy days. You can walk about 900 meters into the mountain and get to see many great rock formations. Make sure you take a jacket with you, even in summer. it is always around 8 degrees in the caves. Best is to take the ship from Oberhofen Pier to Sundlauene and then hike about 25 minutes to the caves. Alternatively you may take the bus (free of charge with your Panorama Card) or the car to Beatushöhlen. There is as well a small museum where you get to see some mountain crystals. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The views over Interlaken and both lakes from the Harder are spectacular. Beyond the bridge over the Aare River, next to the Harder Alpine Wildlife Park, the Harder-Kulm funicular climbs at a 64-degree gradient up the Harder to an altitude of 1,322 meters. From the Art Nouveau-style Panorama Restaurant at its top are magnificent views of the Jungfrau area, Interlaken, and the lakes. You can return along forest paths via the Hardermannli lookout pavilion at 1,116 meters and the Hohbühl pavilion, where there is a memorial to the composers Mendelssohn, Wagner, and Weber. Stop at the Harder Alpine Wildlife Park to see marmots and ibexes. The latter, once a common denizen of the Alps, had become extinct in Switzerland by the early 1900s. This park was created to re-introduce the ibex, and the breeding was so successful that within a few years they were able to begin reintroducing these beautiful creatures into the wild.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Lovely 'beach' area by lake Thun. Can be reached by local bus or 10-min bike ride”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“From the town of Beatenberg, a short bus ride from Interlaken, you can reach one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Bernese Oberland (which has plenty of them to offer). A cable car takes you up to a halfway station, where a funicular continues up the Niederhorn to a restaurant and view across Lake Thun and the Alps. Along with its scenery, the Niederhorn is known especially for its nature and wildlife. It's home to ibex, marmots, mountain goats, golden eagles, deer, and even the rare cuckoo. Weekly wildlife tours guided by a local wild animal specialist include visiting wild ibex colonies. You can rent unique stand-up scooter-type bicycles for the descent, and the Niederhorn is a favorite place for hang gliding, as well. Official site: www.niederhorn.ch/en”
  • 12 locals recommend
Establishment
“Mountain top restaurant/panorama platform reachable by cable train. Stunning views.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great place to eat and if you are lucky you will have great concerts in there...”
  • 4 locals recommend
Diner
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“A nice setting in an historic building. Easy, casual dining experience, reasonably priced and a good variety of items on the menu including some typical Swiss specialities. This is another place that mostly locals go to.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Einer der schönsten Ausflüge, die man von Spiez aus machen kann. Mit dem Schiff über den See, dann mit Standseil- und Seilbahn aufs Niederhorn. Einzigartige Sicht auf Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“The history of tourism in the Jungfrau Region is shown here in three floors of exhibits that cover everything from early transport and hotels to travel clothing and skiing. Housed in a lovely restored 17th-century timbered house, the museum includes models of early postal coaches, rack railway locomotives, bicycles and lake steamers, as well as actual historical carriages and vehicles. Exhibits also use historic photos and art to show how tiny, often remote villages were able to develop and thrive by attracting tourists to experience their landscapes, folk traditions, geological wonders, and even local flora and fauna. Many of the exhibits are labeled in English. Address: Obere Gasse 28, Unterseen, Interlaken ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Right in the heart of town, this bright, modern cafe rustles up inexpensive snacks and mains, from wraps, club sandwiches and salads through to numerous takes on rösti. It's also a good place for an apéro (aperitif). Snag a spot on the terrace if the sun's out.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Swiss Restaurant
“This wonderful restaurant is owned by a sweet local family. They cook fantastic traditional food. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great place to eat and if you are lucky you will have great concerts in there...”
  • 4 locals recommend
Diner
“A nice setting in an historic building. Easy, casual dining experience, reasonably priced and a good variety of items on the menu including some typical Swiss specialities. This is another place that mostly locals go to.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian Restaurant. good Food and reasonable prices! Monday-Friday 3 different 3 course Lunch Menu with Fix Prices. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cosy, Italian restaurant with good food and good vibe, it's where the locals go. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Very good Restaurant in a Modern and Antique Location. More nouvelle Cusine”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can hike up or take the furnicular. There are fantastic views of both lakes, Interlaken and the mountains. It is not expensive at all and worth the walking on the viewing platform. The restaurant up top serves drinks and food. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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