Tourist attractions are located within and around Interlaken, from boat tours on Lakes Thun and Brienz at either side of the town to thrilling train and funicular rides up the sides of the valley to visit the surrounding mountain peaks.
Interlaken is one of the oldest, best known, and most popular holiday destinations in Switzerland. The first visitors arrived in the 17th century, and as transport facilities improved with the coming of the railroad, boat services on the lakes, and most recently the expressway – Interlaken became the major tourist center of the Bernese Oberland.

Day or night, you’ll find plenty of things to do in and around Interlaken. Along with the almost endless variety of walks, climbs, and outdoor excursions, there are many other sports available for active travelers such as canyoning, paragliding, and skydiving. The famous ski and hiking resorts Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, and Mürren are accessible within the hour. Interlaken and its position in the center of Switzerland and the Swiss Alps are perfectly located to explore the Region.

 

What is the best time to visit Interlaken?

All seasons have their advantages of course, but we prefer winter! Winter is pure magic here in the Alps and in our opinion – you really can’t beat this time of year. Interlaken is surrounded by many ski resorts, cable cars, ice rinks, Christmas markets and other entertainment so it’s a fantastic time of year to visit.

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Where should I stay when visiting Interlaken?

The Interlaken town centre is only a 6 minute drive from us and is a great base to discover the whole Bernese oberland! But the whole Jungfrau Region (Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Mürren) has many Hotels, Hostels and camping grounds where public transport is easily accessible.

 

What airport is closest to Interlaken Switzerland?

  • The biggest international Airport of Switzerland is in Zürich (2h by car and train from Interlaken).
  • The Airport in Geneva is 2.5h by car and train away.
  • The Airport Basel is also 2h by car and train away.
  • The Airport Bern is the closest (45 minutes by car) but it is a very small airport with not many connections

 

 

What do they speak in Interlaken?

Our language is Swiss german. Most people can speak german, english and french.

 

 

What are the most popular things to do in Interlaken with kids?

There are two lakes on either side of Interlaken, both are great for kids who like to be out on the lake. You can hire boats and paddleboards.

Interlaken is surrounded by ski resorts, so if you are here in the winter you can book them into ski lessons for the day.

Activities such as; climbing, kayaking, family rafting, rope parks.

There are countless beautiful hikes in the area, many outdoor playgrounds.

The Jungfrau park in the centre of Interlaken, is a huge indoor and outdoor play area for kids.

 

What is the best month to go to Switzerland?

It totally depends on your interests! If you love the magical winter atmosphere, the skiing season is from mid of December till mid April. If you’re more of a summer lover, the best time to BBQ and swim in the lakes is from June till September. Spring and Autumn are also very beautiful times of the year and are the least busy with tourists.


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