This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Leissigen. To help you make friends with Leissigen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Leissigen, Switzerland, is a village in the canton of Bern in central Switzerland. The municipality belongs to the Interlaken-Oberhasli district and is located in a popular region for holidaymakers. Around a thousand people live in Leissigen, which boasts an attractive setting on Lake Thun, an Alpine lake in the Bernese Oberland. The lake is the biggest natural attraction in the region and covers an area of roughly two thousand five hundred square kilometres. The unspoilt nature, the mountainous panorama, and the numerous opportunities for outdoor activities are the main reasons for tourists to visit the lake. In addition to that, the world-renowned Jungfrau region and the cities of Thun and Interlaken are nearby and worthwhile to visit. Interlaken especially is very popular with backpackers, and offers a range of thrilling activities such as hang gliding, paragliding, and skydiving. The region in the Bernese Oberland is easily accessible by car or public transport such as buses or trains.
If you look for some relaxing, hiking, and biking, then Leissigen is the right place for you. In summer, you can also go for a swim in Lake Thun or try out some sailing on the lake. You can easily cross the lake by ferry and check out new places along the shores such as Interlaken, the city of Thun, or Merlingen. However, there is no ferry service in Leissigen. You have to take the public transport to Interlaken or Faulensee to get on a ferry. Morgenberhorn is a symbolic mountain right next to Leissigen. It is more than two thousand two hundred metres high and offers breathtaking views of the Bernese Alps. You can hike to the top, but you should be an experienced and concentrated hiker to do so.
If you want to stay in Leissigen, you can choose from several holiday apartments, hotels, and hostels in Leissigen, Switzerland. Most places, including your Leissigen, Switzerland hostel, offer an excellent view on the lake. Most accommodations have the traditional architecture of a wooden country house, which is common in the alpine region. Even your Leissigen, Switzerland hostel looks very traditional and give you the feeling of being right in the Alps. Free Wi-Fi and clean facilities are standard.
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