Jungfraujoch and the Sphinx Observatory - (c) Jungfrau Region / Jungfrau Railways
Being the 2nd largest canton in Switzerland by both population and size, Bern has plenty to offer, with a wide variety of places to visit, from the beautiful architecture of the historic city from which the canton takes it's name, to the incredible mountain areas of the Bernese Oberland, particularly the Jungfrau region.
From the Victorian-era, when wealthy British travellers first started to explore the area and sow the seeds for a really strong tourist industry, right through to it's present day position as one of the main hubs and 'must-see areas' for hordes of foreign visitors, there are some great places to visit and some fantastic attractions, many of which obviously relate to the jaw-dropping scenery and natural wonders that the area is best known for. And quite rightly too - it's no exaggeration to say that Bern genuinely has some of the best landscapes on the planet.
A list of attractions and excursions in and around the Bern (Canton) region. Click on a photo for further details...
The official tourism website for the canton of Bern (Canton) is: www.bern.com