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 Zweisimmen. To help you make friends with Zweisimmen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Zweisimmen, Switzerland, is a picturesque city lying in the state of Bern in Switzerland that uses more than half of its total land area for agriculture and pasturage. One-third of the land is heavily forested and a part of this is covered with orchards. Understandably then, Zweisimmen is a paradise for nature lovers, and hiking and biking enthusiasts. If you are one of these, you can stay at one of the many hostels in Zweisimmen, Switzerland, that offers you a mountain-walking area in summer, and converts to a snow-skiing paradise in winter.
While in the city, visit the Swiss Heritage Sites of National Importance -- the village church and its rectory, and the ruins of Unterer Mannenberg Castle and Oberer Mannenberg Castle. You must plan on taking the Golden Pass, a panoramic rail journey from Zweisimmen to Montreux on Lake Geneva or to Lucerne in Central Switzerland during your stay here.
Take the Rinderberg cableway to Gstaad, a holiday destination nearby to enjoy skiing alongside vacationing celebrities. The exciting, seven-kilometer-long toboggan run on the high plateau of Sparenmoos is a fantastic winter fun activity for the family. Ski enthusiasts can experience the thrill of thirty-eight kilometers of cross-country ski trails. In summers, you can walk, bike, or ride special scooters down from the mountain into the valley. The magnificent farmhouses with their carvings and murals on the Obersimmental home trail are worth seeing, and the classic trail to the idyllic, clear mountain lake Seebergsee is also worth taking.
Make sure you select a hostel in Zweisimmen, Switzerland, that is centrally located, so you can enjoy all these activities conveniently. To enjoy the ultimate Swiss hospitality and to get good prices and confirmed accommodation, book your hostel in Zweisimmen, Switzerland, well in advance especially during the peak season from June to September. June and July are the wettest months in Zweisimmen, so plan your stay accordingly.
Written by local enthusiast for Zweisimmen hostelsAaron Barboza