Majestic mountain peaks, crystal-clear lakes, wonderful waterfalls and picturesque pastures – Switzerland is renowned for its many scenic splendours. And some of the most spectacular are to be found right here in the heart of the country, in the beautiful Bernese Oberland.
The beautiful Bernese Oberland
Snow-capped summits, some rising to more than 4000 metres, resemble a row of pearls as they sparkle in the Alpine sunlight. From the tongue-twisting Tschingelhorn, Gspaltenhorn and Wetterhorn to the Schreckhorn, Schwarzhorn and Breithorn, the panoramic peaks are indeed a spectacular sight. Most impressive of all is the towering trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, which forms a breathtaking backdrop to the holiday resort of Interlaken.
This village (population 57,000) lies nestled between the lovely lakes of Thun and Brienz, deriving its name from the Latin inter lacus. Interlaken has long enjoyed international acclaim as one of Switzerland’s most attractive year-round resorts.
Poets and painters have been inspired by its beauty. Composer Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy, one of many famous visitors, wrote to his mother in 1842:
“The region between the lakes of Thun and Brienz is the most wonderful of all in this unbelievably beautiful country.”
Legendary hospitality & exceptional 5-star luxury
Interlaken can be considered one of the cradles of Switzerland’s legendary hospitality – not least because of the prestige enjoyed by the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa for more than 140 years. This exceptional 5-star luxury establishment opened its distinguished doors in 1865. Today it offers discerning guests the most modern comforts combined with old world charm, refined elegance with relaxed informality.
The remarkable Tower Suite
If we may tip one of the 212 remarkable rooms of the Victoria-Jungfrau, it definately is the 246-square metre Tower Suite high in the hotel’s distinctive dome is the jewel of the Victoria-Jungfrau.
This suite is the ultimate in elegance, comprising a spacious salon (with gallery), dining room with bar, small kitchen and two bedrooms, each with an adjoining bathroom. Large floor-to-ceiling windows and two terraces – the shaded north terrace and the more private and protective sun terrace facing south – open up panoramic vistas over the lakes of Thun and Brienz. The views extend from the scenic Susten region to the Jungfrau massif and snow-covered Stockhorn chain.
The Tower Suite reflects the ambience of a luxury penthouse with classic-contemporary furnishings and elements of art deco.
Warm yellow tones, bold black and cool white are the dominant colours. Selected types of timber and the finest fabrics lend the whole interior an air of elegance and harmony. Advanced high-tech features include a built-in TV monitor in the bathroom and full air conditioning in all rooms. And, of course, Tower Suite guests are assured maximum privacy and security.