Meiringen is a town at the foot of the Alps, located halfway between Lucerne and Interlaken on the railroad connecting the two cities. Surrounded by several mountain passes, such as the Susten Pass and the Grimsel Pass, Meiringen has prospered as a trading center since ancient times. Today, it is a bustling place to stay as a base for visiting the scenic passes, waterfalls that collect melting snow, and Alpine villages with their meadows.
The Bernese Oberland, which occupies the southern highlands of the Bernese canton, is known as a scenic area of forests, lakes, and meadows at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks and other alpine peaks. It is a major resort area that attracts visitors all year round, with a full range of cable cars and ropeways that make it easy to enjoy the 4,000-meter mountains, hiking in the summer, and skiing in the winter.