Cultural in Interlaken


An Olympics of sorts, the Unspunnenfest is Switzerland's biggest Alpine shindig, with yodelling, alpenhorn playing, flag-tossing, folk music, costumes and dance, Schwingen wrestling and stone throwing – notably of t…
Sports in Mürren

Inferno Run

Mürren is famous for its hell-for-leather Inferno Run down from Schilthorn in mid- to late January. Daredevils have been competing in the 16km race since 1928 and today the course attracts 1800 intrepid amateur skie…
Cultural in Interlaken

Harder Potschete

Cackling, clanging bells and causing mischief, the ogre-like Potschen dash through Interlaken on 2 January. The revelry spills into the night with upbeat folk music and fiendish merrymaking.
Sports in Wengen


The highlight in Wengen’s calendar is the world-famous Lauberhorn downhill ski race, where pros reach speeds of up to 160km/h.
Music in Gstaad

Menuhin Festival

Top-drawer classical-music festival with 50 concerts over seven weeks.
Sports in Interlaken

Jungfrau Marathon

Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are always breathtaking, but never more so than for runners competing in September’s Jungfrau Marathon to Kleine Scheidegg. Even if you're not quite up to the challenge, it's impressive to …
Music in Interlaken

Jungfrau Music Festival

Wind orchestras take centre stage at the Jungfrau Music Festival in January. There's also a summer concert in July where established and emerging brass bands come to the fore.
Performing Arts in Interlaken

Street Arts Festival

Acrobats, clowns, jugglers, magicians, buskers, flame throwers and comedians take to Interlaken's streets at this free three-day festival held on the last weekend in July.
Wine in Spiez


Spiez uncorks its finest wines at the Läset-Sunntig wine festival in mid-September. Traditional parades and markets accompany much drinking and merrymaking.
Theatre in Thun

Thuner Seespiele

The lake creates a dramatic backdrop for the musicals staged at the Thuner Seespiele. Visit the website for ticket details and the full line-up.