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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“One of Europe's finest living history museums, Ballenberg spreads across 124 acres of alpine countryside in a series of village and farmstead groups representing different Swiss regions and their traditional ways of life. Historic houses, barns, shops, and other buildings were brought here from their original sites, with their furniture, decorations, utensils, and implements. Old crafts and traditional customs are revived here, and in the course of a visit, you may see everything from woodcarving and cooperage to lace- and cheese-making demonstrations. The homes represent all styles from the most modest cabins and rustic farmhouses to elegant homes of the well-to-do, but the focus is on how people lived, how they produced their own goods, and how they traded and shared within their communities. Special exhibits may examine one facet of life in detail, such as child labor on farms or a particular craft and its evolution. You could easily spend an entire day seeing all the buildings and exhibits in this fascinating look back in time. Ask at the Interlaken Tourist Office for information on packages that include boat and bus travel from Interlaken to Ballenberg. Address: Museumsstrasse 131, Hofstetten bei Brienz Official site: www.ballenberg.ch ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Amazing walk through the gorge: witness the power of water first-hand. Closed in the winter months.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“In the summer, rent bikes or e-bikes and ride up to the Grosse Scheidegg for great views and a real sense of accomplishment. Enjoy your well-earned meal at the restaurant at the top. Ride back the same way, or for more of a challenge, ride down to Interlaken, then back to Meiringen along Lake Brienz.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“In den über 100 historischen Gebäuden dürfen sich die kleinen und grossen Ballenberg-Gäste nach Lust und Laune umsehen und sich ein Bild machen vom Leben anno dazumal. Die Gärten zeigen alte Nutzpflanzen, Gemüsesorten und Heilkräuter. ------------ In more than one hundred historic buildings visitors to Ballenberg can look around as the fancy takes them, and get an idea of what life was like in years gone by. Traditionally useful plants, vegetables and medicinal herbs are exhibited in the gardens.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Summer excursion A spectacular river gorge carved out of the rock by the water from the Rosenlaui Glacier”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Even more impressive than the Aare gorge and in our favorite valley near our favorite hotel/restaurant”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“This tiny gem is in the heart of Meiringen. A must for Sherlock Holmes fans. Be sure to check out the opening times before you go: it's open daily in the afternoon from May-end of October, but only Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from November-April.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great venue for live music with shuttle bus from Lungern (CHF 10 /person - must be booked in advance through Taxi Toni in Lungern). Nice Terrace out the back for a drink after skiing or a Summer's day/evening. Great food and try the Hay Schnapps (Heuschnapps)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large grocery store in the centre of Meiringen. Their Frey chocolate is simply some of the best!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Colloquial Area
“Ein kleiner See und eine Brätelstelle, idyllisch gelegen mit Blick auf die Berner Alpen... Einfach schön”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Rent e-bikes at the train station in Meiringen and zoom up and down the mountains! A fun ride is up to the Grosse Scheidegg.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Sie geben Auskunft über alle Regionalen Aktivitäten, wie Museen, Musikfestwoche, Velorennen u.s.w.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Summer location The Waterfall where in the Sherlock Holmes novel "The adventure of the final problem" Sherlock Holmes is thrown to his death by his arch-rival Moriarty”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Muggenstutz Wanderweg für Kinder und der Alpentower mit einer fantastischen Aussicht. Oben gibt es auch ein Frühstücksbuffet im Restaurant Alpentower. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“A large grocery store on the way into Meiringen, if you're driving from Hasliberg. The place to buy wine and beer.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Great venue for live music with shuttle bus from Lungern (CHF 10 /person - must be booked in advance through Taxi Toni in Lungern). Nice Terrace out the back for a drink after skiing or a Summer's day/evening. Great food and try the Hay Schnapps (Heuschnapps)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Post is a nice small family-run restaurant with traditional Swiss fare. It's possible to walk there (and we do), but there isn't a sidewalk the whole way.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“While there are a lot of pizza options in town, this is the best Italian restaurant. If you like porcini mushrooms, there are some good options. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Health
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Only Asian restaurant in town, has Chinese and Japanese food. Reservations not required. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good for families and large groups, standard pizza and Italian fare. Reservations not required. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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