Brienz, Switzerland

Brienz is a small village on the east side of Lake Brienz, in Bern canton, Switzerland. The village covers 48 sq km (18.5 sq mi) and has a population of 3,000 (2011 estimate). More on Brienz The local industries in Brienz are wood carving and violin making. There are shops in the village that sells […]

Emmental, Switzerland

Emmental is the valley in west-central Switzerland formed by the basins of the River Emme and River Ilfis. The name Emmental means “Emme Valley” in German. This predominantly farming part of Switzerland is renowned for its beautiful landscape. More on Emmental The Emmental encompasses the districts of Burgdorf, Trachselwald and Signau, all within the canton […]

Le Locle, Switzerland

Le Locle is a small city in Neuch√Ętel canton, on the northwestern part of Switzerland, near the border with France. Despite having a population of just 10,100 people (2011 estimate), Le Locle has city status, making it the third smallest city in Switzerland. More on Le Locle Le Locle is widely regarded as the birthplace […]

Thun, Switzerland

Thun is a historic market town in Bern canton, Switzerland. It covers 21.6 sq km (8.3 sq mi) and has a population of 42,000 (2011 estimate). The city is located 560 m (1,837 ft) above sea level. It is on the River Aare where it exits Lake Thun (Thunersee), about 30 km from Bern. More […]

Kandersteg, Switzerland

Kandersteg is a picturesque Swiss village along the valley of the River Kander, in Bern Canton, Switzerland. The village sits to the west of the Jungfrau massif, on the northern side of the Bernese Alps, at an altitude of 1,174 m (3,852 ft) above set level, at the foot of the 2,690 m (8,825 ft) […]