Why this hotel? A traditional hotel with a warm welcome
Open all year
This rustic style hotel is run by Bernard Müller who ensures that Swiss tradition is maintained at the same time as meeting the demands of today’s visitors. The hotel is fitted out in historic style with wood panelling and individually decorated bedrooms, to offer a most charming stay in this delightful village. You are sure to enjoy the elegant buffet breakfast, with an extensive choice which will set you up for the day. Indeed, the hotel's cuisine is renowned in the area and we can highly recommend the half board option of a three course dinner in the renovated Bärenstube restaurant. The half board menu offers a variety of options at exceptional value. For those wishing to try à la carte dining, there is the hotel's charming Arvenstübli restaurant which is decorated in the traditional 'Oberland' style and features hand-painted murals and intimate candle-lit dining. In good weather, nothing beats dining on the large garden terrace. The Bären also boasts an atmospheric wine cellar where you can enjoy a drink, and a fantastic cheese cellar featuring cheeses from around the region, including some produced on the local mountain from the hotel's very own cows! You may also wish to relax in the Bären's sauna after a day's sightseeing, and plan tomorrow's activities. This hotel has been known to us for over 20 years and is perfectly placed for a stay close to both the mountains and the town of Interlaken.
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From the Hotel Bären...
May I introduce myself, I am RITA, one of 5 cows from the Hotel Bären in Wilderswil.
In June, when the snow has melted, it is 'Alp-Aufzug', time for us to go up to the mountains just below the Schynige Platte. We cows are decorated with flowers and a big bell, called 'Trychle'. We are so happy that we can go to the Alp 'Ausser-Iselten' ... there we eat fresh mountain grass and alpine herbs all summer long. We stay about 110 days on the alp at 1,500m altitude. The cheese is made over an open fire, in a copper kettle. The 'Mutschli' herdsman's cheese you can eat right away but the alpine cheese is brought down the valley at the end of summer, to the 'Rugenkeller'. There the cheese will mature; it is turned and salted again and again. We cows give milk for about 700kg of cheese a year. After a year of storage, you will find the alpine cheese on the breakfast buffet and on the 'Bären Plätlli' served with fig mustard, which you can enjoy with a glass of wine in our historical wine cellar. The Sunday bread for the brunch buffet is served with the alpine butter. At the end of September we leave the Alps and we move back to the valley, with our floral decorations and the 'Trychle', to our winter quarters in Frütigen in the beautiful Bernese Oberland region. Where we wait for the snow to melt so we can go up to the mountain again.
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