Jungfrau region Map

Last Updated on 14/05/2023

In this post you find the Jungfrau region map with Brienz and Thun lakes and the valleys on the right and left of the Jungfrau, but without going over to the southern side of the mountains.

To be able to more clearly see the names, the map is further split into pieces. More detailed maps are also available in separate topics.

Lucerne old town
Jungfrau region Where to stay
Lake Lucerne. 4. Pilatus mountain
Lake Lucerne map of attractions
Bern – fontains, cathedral and clock tower
Canton Valais. Sion – castles and bisse canals

Jungfrau region map
Enlarge the Jungfrau region map Map data ©OpenTopoMap, ©OpenStreetMap

Everything important that you can see in the Jungfrau region – with notes and links.

  • 1 – top
  • 2 – very good, although not so well known
  • 3 – good for a short vacation or a layover. Several medium-level interesting places
  • 4 – local or specific, not for everyone

Marks without brackets – I was there. With brackets – I wasn’t there. Of course, the notes are subjective.

1. Lauterbrunnen

The Valley of Waterfalls: one near Lauterbrunnen, you can approach from below, one inside the cliff – with a paid visit, several along the steep walls of the gorge – for admiring and one at the end of the gorge for those who have time for hiking. This is accompanied by an ascent by cable cars to Mürren and further to Schilthorn (Bond, of course, actively advertised), by train to Wengen and further to Jungfrau or by cable car to Männlichen.

Lauterbrunnen in details and photos with the map

lauterbrunnen mürren

2. Grindelwald

Cable car to Männlichen, cable car to First, train to Jungfrau and another small cable car for entertainment park.

Grindelwald in details and photos with the map

Grindelwald Eiger

3. Schynige Platte

Great views – for those who are ready to go for a walk on the rocks, good views – for those with limited mobility. And a very nice alpine botanical garden.

About Interlaken and Schynige Platte

Interlaken Schynige Platte train

4. Interlaken

A city between two lakes, as the name clearly hints at. Good for a base for those who want to visit not only the Jungfrau, but also around. The city itself is interesting for the blue Aare stream and the funicular to Harder Kulm (view of the two lakes and the Jungfrau). There is another funicular to the small hill Heimwehfluh (coaster, rodelbahn, model railroad, rope park).

Interlaken Aare
Jungfrau region map
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5. Waterfall Giessbach, Axalp

The most interesting point on Lake Breinz is the Giessbach waterfall. You can climb to the waterfall not only on foot, but also using the funicular. Above – walking trails around Axalp.

Waterfall Giessbach

Lake Brienz Giessbach waterfall hike / Brienzersee Giessbach Wasserfall Wanderung

6. Brienz

A specialty of Brienz: it is the city of woodcarvers. Accordingly, there is a museum of carvers. Also, Wildpark, a steam train to Mount Rothorn.

Brienz and Brienzersee

Lake Brienz / Brienzersee

7. Ballenberg

An open-air museum of this level for me has a score of 1. For someone not interested in history, it will be 4, many will be in the interval of 2 and 3, depending on what they have time to see. A huge and detailed museum of the history of everyday life, agricultural technology and rural culture throughout Switzerland.

About Ballenberg.

Brienz Museum Ballenberg

8. Oltschibachfall

A very noticeable waterfall for travelers on the way to Meiringen.

Meiringen Ballenberg

9. Meiringen

Interesting as a base for exploring the surroundings: Reichenbach Falls, the extensive Haslital valley for active recreation (above the city), mountainous regions around the gorges that go to Meiringen. City attractions include the Sherlock Holmes Museum (it would be surprising if it were not there).

More details – About Reichenbach Falls and Aare Gorge.

10. Aareschlucht

Not the very exciting, but a deep and very narrow gorge, with a thin blue stream of the Aare River at the bottom.

More details – About Reichenbach Falls and Aare Gorge.

Meiringen Aare gorge

11. Reichenbachfall

Advertised by Conan Doyle, but overall not the most outstanding waterfall. After the rains and in the melting season, of course, it will make a bigger impression. But after Lauterbrunnen and Giessbachfall, you can also skip it.

More details – About Reichenbach Falls and Aare Gorge.

12. Rosenlaui

A small village in the mountains with a glacial gorge.

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13. Grimsel, Oberwald

High-angle funicular Gelmerbahn. There is also a suspension bridge over a deep gorge.
Alpine reservoir lakes Grimselseе and Gelmersee. There is information about the possibility of excursions related to obtaining electricity – inquire at the tourist centers. Aare originates here.
Going down, you find yourself in Oberwald – from it to the other side of the Furkapass and the Rhone glacier, from where, respectively, the Rhone originates. From the Gletsch stop, a newly built “learning” trail to the glacier and ice grotto (link).

Two cable cars at the pass: Sidelhornbahn, Hospizbahn (www.grimselwelt.ch).

A little lower, in Ulrichen the road to another pass- Nufenenpass.

The main attractions in the region are mountain hikes, alpine lakes, glaciers. In winter – the longest cross-country skiing track and a guaranteed meter of snow. Steam train from Realp (https://www.dfb.ch)

Prospekt Grimselwelt
Prospekt Grimselwelt

15. Cable car Triftbahn

A small cable car for 8 people takes you up, from where in an hour and a half you can walk to the lake and the suspension bridge above it. Tickets can be bought online in advance, at the Tourist Center Grimseltor in Innertkirchen or by the cable car, if there is space. Ticket times are fixed.

Opposite to Gadmen is the Tällibahn cable car. Walking trails including a trail to the other side of the slope at Engstlenalp.

Further from Gadman – Sustenpass, which will lead to Andermatt.

16. Lungern

Emerald Lungern lake and Turrenbahn cable car.

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17. Beatushöhlen

Cave and small waterfall (https://www.beatushoehlen.swiss/de/)

18. Niederhorn

Funicular and then cable car to Mount Niederhorn.

19. Oberhofen

Castle (from the 13th century donjon) with a small park.

More details – Oberhofen.

Oberhofen castle / Oberhofen Schloss

20. Schloss Hünegg

Art Nouveau palace.

21. Thun

Small old town, Schloss Thun (history museum of the region), Schloss Schadau (gastronomy museum), Scherzlingen church (tower – 9th century, the rest – 10-12th century, rebuilt in the 14th century in the Gothic style)

More details – about Thun.

Thunersee / Lake Thun

22. Stockhorn

Cable car from Erlenbach (https://stockhorn.ch). At the top of a pair of lakes, Jumping.

23. Spiez

Castle Schloss Spiez. Early Romanesque church with paintings from the 12th century.

Thunersee Schifffahrt / Lake Thun

24. Niesen

Funicular (https://www.niesen.ch) to Mount Niesen, which has a characteristic pyramidal shape. You can see the whole of Lake Thun, about a third of Lake Brinz and mountains.

Thunersee Schifffahrt / Lake Thun
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25. Frutigen

Tropical house. Hostalde suspension bridge. Green-blue lake Blausee.

26. Kandersteg

Blue lake with vertical rocky walls Oeschinensee – ascend by cable car. At the top station of the cable car there is also Sommerrodelbahn. Loetschbergexpress – This railway makes 360 degrees loops. In Kandersteg, you can load your car onto a train.

27. Adelboden

Several cable cars and numerous routes. The main attraction is one of the highest waterfalls in Switzerland Engstligen Wasserfälle.

All posts about Jungfrau region – #Interlaken.

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