History, nature and culture await you on this route. See the over 800 year old castles of Spiez and Oberhofen. Drive on lonesome ways high above the Lake of Thun. Have your lunch in an original Bernese Oberland Inn. Visit lovely villages at the Lake of Brienz. Walk along the lake promenade at Brienz.

Lake Thun

The deep blue Lake Thun is the largest lake in the Bernese Oberland, which is entirely located in the canton of Bern. Spanning 47.69 km2, Lake Thun affords views of green meadows, forests and an endless backdrop of Alpine peaks that include the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Spiez Castle

Nestled in the picturesque bay on the deep blue Lake Thun, with the historical castle, the vineyards and with an impressive mountain backdrop, you will discover the castle and its surroundings.

Oberhofen Castle

The historical Oberhofen Castle also stands majestically on the shores of Lake Thun. The impressive estate tells the story of Bernese residential culture over the centuries. Walk through the castle grounds, marvel at the garden.


In Brienz, you will find alleys and chalets that look as if they are straight from a picture book: once voted Europe’s most beautiful alley, the Brunngasse is lined by houses from the 18th century. You are bound to get the perfect snapshot here. Brienz is also affectionately called the woodcarving village. The long tradition of wood-working is still visible today.

Giessbach Falls

Waterfalls are awe-inspiring, colourful, powerful—and romantic. The thunder and shimmer of this unforgettable natural spectacle has been an irresistible fascination for humanity since time memorial. At various locations across the Holiday Region Interlaken, litres of effervescent water thunder into the depths from cliffs hundreds of metres in height. Discover the impressive Giessbach Falls.

Start: 9:00 am
Duration: appx. 6.5h
Route: 120km
Avaible: whole year
Included: coffee at the coffee-stop, lunch with non-alcoholic drink, afternoon tea
Road Nr.: R1

Road map:
Interlaken – Spiez – Thun – Oberhofen – Justistal – Brienz – Giessbach – Iseltwald – Interlaken