The Susten Pass in the Alps is located on the border between the cantons of Bern and Uri. The road over the pass was originally built from a strategic point of view during World War II, and opened in 1945, but has now become a tourist road offering spectacular views of the Alps. During the summer, public buses come and go, and tourists on a road trip stop their cars at the parking lot near the summit to enjoy the magnificent view of rocky mountains beyond the forest limit and lingering snow.
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.