Faulensee chalets, Lake Thun Holiday rentals - chalets & holiday home to rent in Faulensee

Faulensee is one of five hamlets surrounding Spiez sitting on the shores of Lake Thun in Bernese Oberland - the gateway to the mountains of the Jungfrau region famed for hiking trails and mountain climbing.

During the winter, Faulensee is no more than 30 minutes away from the international ski resorts of Grindelwald and Wengen where you can take the cog and pin railway up to Europe's highest station on top of the Jungfraujoch at 3454m.

Key facts...
Restaurants 20+
Nearby ski resorts
Car recommended
Ferry terminal
Nearest airport Berne (73km)
Nearest train station 2 stations in Brienz

Featured holiday rentals in Faulensee

Faulensee and the whole area around Lake Thun is a very popular holiday destination throughout the year but especially during the summer with hikers and mountain climbers visiting from all over Europe. There is a very good selection of self-catering holiday rentals including lakeside villas and apartments to rent to suit all budgets.

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Things to see and do around Faulensee

Lake Thun is full of historic villages, splendid castles and provides easy access to over 500kms of hiking trails. Staying in Faulensee is also the gateway to the Jungfrau area - home to some of the best ski resorts in the Bernese Oberland.

  • Visit the dramatic castle at Spiez
  • Lunch at the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria that featured in the James Bond movie - On her Majesty's secret service
  • Waterfall tour on Lake Brienz including the spectacular Giebach falls
  • Visit the Jungfrau ski areas

A must-do trip is to take the train to Europe's highest railway station on the Jungfraujoch at 3454m and experience the panoramic views of the Alps. Another very popular day out is to take the longest cable car in the Alps to the top of the Schilthorn. This is home to the famous Piz Gloria revolving restaurant which featured in the 007 Bond movie - On Her Majesty's Secret Service

grindelwald sphinx glacier


If you are visiting Faulensee during the winter, you can always go skiing in one of the many nearby ski resorts such as:

Resort Distance Time
Grindelwald2030 mins
Wengen1320 mins
Mürren1825 mins
Lauterbrunnen1320 mins
grindelwald sphinx glacier

Our view on Faulensee

Faulensee is a very pretty village and has everything you need for your lakes & mountains holiday - great lidos for watersports, several shops and restaurants and is the ideal base for exploring this stunning part of Switzerland any time of year...