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Interlaken is your starting point for unforgettable excursions to the Bernese Oberland and a world leader in adventure sports. Lakes, mountain villages and the Bernese Alps with their glaciers await you here – all accessible all year round by rail, road and mountain railway.

This is Interlaken

Interlaken can be found in the west of Switzerland, in the Bernese Oberland between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. It is known worldwide for the range of adventure sports available here and for its many top excursion destinations. 

Discover Interlaken

Start your city tour at Bahnhofstrasse, then cross the  River Aare and head into the old town and on toward Höheweg, the shopping promenade with plenty of Swiss charm. Set up a picnic on the Höhematte and watch the paragliders with the Jungfrau massif in the background. Local mountain Harder, on the other hand, gives you a bird’s-eye view of Interlaken and the unparalleled surrounding mountain landscape.

Lakes Thun and Brienz

The location between two of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland is what makes Interlaken so special. Explore the lakes on a boat trip against a magnificent backdrop. Stop off at the Giessbach Falls, the St. Beatus Caves or in Iseltwald, Brienz or Thun. Book a guided kayak tour or a high-speed Jetboat ride and treat yourself to a picnic by the water at sunset. Or make yourself comfortable in the Hot Tug, a floating hot water pool. 

Adventure sports in the Interlaken region

Interlaken is a paradise for aviation enthusiasts, winter sports fans and fans of the water. Are you ready for an extra dose of thrills? Then try white water rafting, paragliding, skydiving from a helicopter or the Canyon Swing in Grindelwald. In winter, you can experience breathtaking tours with skis, snowshoes or sled dogs. The pros even dare to go ice climbing or to tackle the Bernese Oberland’s legendary via ferratas.  

Around Interlaken

Take a nostalgic trip to the natural paradise that can be found on the Schynige Platte. Or travel to the Lauterbrunnen Valley with its waterfalls and the traffic-free mountain villages of Mürren and Wengen. You can experience an action-packed day in the Eiger village of Grindelwald with a shopping spree and the First fun park. In addition to the Jungfrau massif, other excursion destinations include the Brienzer Rothorn, the Niederhorn and the Schilthorn.

Experience Interlaken for less

The Interlaken Guest Card gives you free travel by public transport to Iseltwald and Beatenbucht, plus discounts on mountain railways. In this top excursion region, it is well worth taking out a Half Fare Card or Swiss Travel Pass. The inexpensive Interlaken youth hostel can be found right by the Interlaken Ost train station.

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From 13 to 16 overcast, showers. From 16 to 23 strong rain or thunderstorms. Temperatures between 17 and 21 degrees.21°



From 13 to 16 overcast, showers. From 16 to 23 strong rain or thunderstorms. Temperatures between 17 and 21 degrees.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What types of activities are available in Interlaken?

In Interlaken, you can engage in the following types of activities: Culinary, Paragliding, Gourmet tour, Camping, Rope park, Canyoning, Climb, Hike, Riverrafting and Toboggan.

What places are located near Interlaken?

Near Interlaken, you can find Brienz, Spiez, Aeschi BE, Ringgenberg and Bönigen.

Which season is recommended to visit Interlaken?

Interlaken is suitable for visits in winter and summer.

What leisure activities is Interlaken particularly known for?

Interlaken is known for skiing and snowboarding

Which public transport options are available to reach Interlaken?

Interlaken is accessible by boat, by train, by local bus, by car and by bus.