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The flag of the Bernese Oberland

The Bernese Oberland (Bernese Highlands) is the higher part of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, in the southern end of the canton: The area around Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and the valleys of the Bernese Alps (thus, the inhabitable parts from approximately the level of Lake Thun at 558 m).

The Flag of the Bernese Oberland consists of a black eagle in a gold field (in reference to the region's old status as reichsfrei) over two fields in the cantonal colours of red and black.

The Swiss German dialects spoken in the Bernese Oberland are Highest Alemannic German, contrasting with the High Alemannic Bernese German spoken in Berne and the northern parts of the canton.

The Oberland is one of five regions or administrative subdivisions of the canton. In the short-lived Helvetic Republic (1798-1803), the Bernese Oberland had been a separate canton, (Canton of Oberland).


Administrative division

Since 2010, the Oberland has been one of five regions of the canton of Berne, divided into four subregions

Before 2010, the Oberland had consisted of the following districts:


View of Thun and Lake Thun from the Niederhorn
View of the Bernese Alps from Grindelwald
View of the Lauterbrunnen Valley

The Bernese Oberland is well known for touristic reasons.

There are 9 destinations:

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Coordinates: 46°40′13″N 7°50′5″E / 46.67028°N 7.83472°E / 46.67028; 7.83472



Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Bernese Oberland

  1. An Alpine area of Switzerland in the Berne canton


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