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…
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…
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.
The highlight in Wengen’s calendar is the world-famous Lauberhorn downhill ski race, where pros reach speeds of up to 160km/h.
Top-drawer classical-music festival with 50 concerts over seven weeks.
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 …
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.
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.
Spiez uncorks its finest wines at the Läset-Sunntig wine festival in mid-September. Traditional parades and markets accompany much drinking and merrymaking.
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.