SpiezSpiez is a picture postcard town in the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland.
The tourist office is located on platform 1 of the station (May–Sept M–F 08:00–18:30, Sa 09:00–12:00 and 14:00–16:00; Oct–April M–F 08:00–12:00 and 14:00–18:00).
By trainSpiez is a major junction and so is served by trains from all over Switzerland. Trains go to Berne and Interlaken, as well as further destinations such as Brig, Basel and Zürich.
There are direct connections to Milano (Italy) and Berlin (Germany) too. Visit sbb.ch for further information.
By boatRegular boat service to Thun and Interlaken
Spiez itself is easy to discover just by "getting around". So you can catch this special "holiday feeling", which made Spiez a famous wellness and wellbeing location. Discover the "Spirit of Spiez" while walking - from the train station - towards the lakeshore and the castle. In 1954 Germany's football national team found this spirit too and won the world cup.
Don't forget to take a tour through the vineyards: There you'll get a great view all over the city, the lake and the whole panorama of the always snow-covered Alps.
Don't be shy: ask the people, where to go. Almost everyone speaks English, most speak French and some speak Italian. So ask them, where to go, where to get a drink or beer and where to spend the night or to enjoy the nightlife.
If you travel by car you'll be able to park in one of the many parking lots. For your first visit, you can park at the train station next to the tourist information office.
You will find more parking in the city centre (Coop, Lötschbergzentrum, Spiez-Park) and at the lake near the castle.
Spiez CastleThe first castle at this site was built yet in 933. Nowadays castle houses museum and a cafe. It's also possible to climb the castle tower.
Mountain NiesenMountain with the near-perfect pyramid shape, the highest point of which is 2362m. To get there first take a train to , and funiculair from there, 57 CHF for a return ticket (as of Oct 2018). Or do a hike, available trails can be checked at this page.
There's a cinema and a bowling centre, too.
There are many activities to do around the lake, as sailing, wind-surfing, river-rafting, bungee-jumping, biking, swimming, canyoning, climbing, paragliding - ask at the tourist office for reservation, rates and further details.
The local beer, called Rugenbräu, is brewed in the suburb "Interlaken". Great taste with the typical alpine freshness.
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Eden Swiss Quality Hoteladdress: Seestrasse 58Four star superior hotel situated 0.5km away from the railway station, 100 m from the city center.