The must-do day trip from Interlaken is Schynige Platte, a 1967m plateau where the Alpengarten nurtures 600 types of Alpine blooms, including snowbells, arnica, gentian and edelweiss. The biggest draw up here, however, is the hiking. The Panoramaweg is an easy two-hour circuit, while the high-level 15km Faulhornweg trail is one of Switzerland’s star treks.
If the Bernese Oberland is Switzerland’s Alpine heart, the Jungfrau Region is where yours will skip a beat. Presided over by glacier-encrusted monoliths Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (Ogre, Monk and Virgin), the scenery is positively uplifting. Hundreds of kilometres of walking trails allow you to capture the landscape from many angles, but it never looks less than astonishing.