Interlaken is a fantastic base for seeing the best of central Switzerland’s magnificent scenery while enjoying the comforts of a chic lakeside resort.
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.
The cities Bern (Capital of Switzerland) and Thun are also accessible within the hour. In Winter there are multiple Ski Resorts in the region. Interlaken is the starting point of the Jungfrau Railway to go up to Top of Europe Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn.