Interlaken is the essence of Switzerland, combining clear blue lakes and the majestic mountain scenery for which the country is famous. Warm hospitality greets every traveler who comes to this town tucked cozily between the sparkling Lakes Brienz and Thun. From dazzling waterfalls to exquisite wild flowers, Interlaken offers visitors a breathtaking slice of Switzerland.

Things to do and see:

  •  Stroll by the Stadthaus, located on a picturesque cobblestone square.
  •  Explore the Tourist Museum.
  •  Take a breathtaking cogwheel excursion to the Top of Europe -   Jungfraujoch.
  •  Hike the flowering mountain trails.
  •  Enjoy the numerous water sports like swimming, boating   and fishing.
  •  Travel to the top of Schilthorn Mountain, featured in the 
     James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."
  •  Visit nearby Grindelwald, a typical, charming Swiss village.

Visiting surrounding areas:

Located in the heart of Switzerland, Interlaken is just a short train ride away from other popular Swiss cities like Berne, Lucerne, Montreux, Zermatt and more.

Suggested  Excursions:

  • Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe: Travel to Kleine Scheidegg (6801 ft) at the famous Eiger North Wall, changing to the Jungfrau railway for the trip to the top. Stop at Eiger Glacier Station, then on through the Eiger tunnel viewing sites through windows hewn out of alpine rock. Finally reach the summit (11,333 ft), home to the Ice Palace and the Sphinx Observation center.
  • Schilthorn - The 007 View: Travel by train to Lauterbrunnen. Visit Trümmelbach Falls, the only interior glacier waterfall in Europe. Continue to Stechelberg and then to the top of Schilthorn (9,742 ft) the setting for James Bond's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Return by train via Mürren. (12/3 - 11/15)
  • Ballenberg - Switzerland as it used to be:
  • Tour this unique 33-acre open-air museum for a peek into historical Switzerland. Containing over 80 century-old buildings, 250 Swiss barnyard animals, and traditional craft and skill demonstrations, Ballenberg gives you insight into Swiss culture.
  • Cruise on Lake Brienz: Enjoy a cruise by motorboat or steam on wildly beautiful Lake Brienz, stopping first in Iseltwald then in Brienz. While there, explore the mighty Giessbach Falls or stroll through the picturesque, 1,000 year old town, pausing to observe skilled wood carvers working on intricate figures and instruments.
  • Thun - Gateway to the Bernese Mountains: Enjoy a magical roundtrip boat ride to the city of Thun. Stroll through the old town, a long, narrow island in the Aare River, home to a 12th century castle. Visit Thun's main shopping district, where flower-terraced thoroughfares are sidewalks built onto the roofs of the first floor - shoppers climb down stairs to visit the "sunken" shops.