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Interlaken
Travel Guide

From skiing and tubing to hiking, climbing and sailing, the wild mountainous scenery of this alpine resort town offers a variety of summer and winter pursuits.

Interlaken is an alpine resort sandwiched between two lakes and surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Ski, hike, sail and bike through the Swiss wilderness. Thrill-seekers come to try canyon jumping, paragliding, whitewater rafting and skydiving. In the town, find bars, restaurants, museums and shops.

Ski and snowboard down the pistes of Interlaken’s multiple ski areas. There are four winter resorts within easy reach of the town. Jungfrau Skiing Region is one of the most popular in Switzerland and has more than 125 miles (200 kilometers) of runs. Children and beginners can enjoy the 9 miles (15 kilometers) of slopes at the Brienz-Axalp Family-Friendly Ski Resort. Go cross-country skiing, glacier trekking and snow tubing. Try night sledding on Niederhorn’s peak.

Interlaken is a year-round resort and so there are also plenty of outdoor adventures during the summer. Hike along mountain trails that pass by waterfalls, lakes and through alpine villages. Enjoy a walk along the shores of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. Cruise across either body of water on a half-day or full-day steamer excursion. Go for a swim and then picnic by the water’s edge. Rent a mountain bike or electric bike for a ride through the mountainous scenery. There are paved footpaths suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

Head into town to try fondue in a gourmet restaurant, shop for souvenirs and visit the 12th-century monastery. For evening entertainment, watch a live band, go to the cinema or see if your luck’s in at the Interlaken Casino.

Reach Interlaken by flying into Bern-Belp Airport, about 33 miles (54 kilometers) away. From there you can travel by bus, rental car or taxi into Interlaken. The town is small enough to be navigated on foot. Local bus services connect to nearby towns and villages.

Interlaken is about an hour’s drive away from Bern, the Swiss capital, and within easy reach of Jungfrau Park, a theme park that opens during the summer.

Where to stay in Interlaken

Top Hotels in Interlaken

VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Höheweg 41, Interlaken, BE
The price is NT$12,792 per night from Mar 27 to Mar 28

Located near the slopes, this Central Interlaken hotel is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Hoeheweg and Mystery Rooms, and close to winter sports ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (283 reviews)

"it was an amazing stay and staff were very helpful. will definitely come back again"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/6

VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
The Hey Hotel
The Hey Hotel
3 out of 5
Höheweg 7, Interlaken
The price is NT$4,023 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23

Located in Central Interlaken, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hoeheweg and Mystery Rooms. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are also within 2 mi (3 km). Interlaken ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)
Friendly staff - Basic Hotel

"Compared to how it was before it looks very fresh now. Very central, greatly located to walk to many places. Staff very kind. The room was very basic though (no amenities) and the bed was unfortunately very uncomfortable for our liking (hard). All in one for a short stay, ok."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/20

The Hey Hotel
Hotel Toscana
Hotel Toscana
3 out of 5
Jungfraustrasse 19, Interlaken
The price is NT$2,855 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Central Interlaken, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kletterhalle Interlaken and Mystery Rooms. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (304 reviews)

"View over parking lot not lovely but keep looking up for mountains, then ok. Breakfast was just below average with stale bread and no hot items."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/3

Hotel Toscana
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Interlaken

Hapimag Resort Interlaken
Hapimag Resort Interlaken
3.5 out of 5
Höheweg 95, Interlaken
The price is NT$5,099 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

Located in Central Interlaken, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Interlaken Casino and Mystery Rooms. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are also within 3 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (97 reviews)
Not for families

"Hotel is not very family friendly. Most of the patrons are in the 65+ age group and are intolerant of families. My children were just talking in the hotel restaurant and a couple were giving us horrible looks. My daughter was scared of the "nasty old lady staring at her". They also did not like our ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/7

Hapimag Resort Interlaken
Interlaken Marco Guest House
Interlaken Marco Guest House
3 out of 5
Aarmühlestrasse 16, Interlaken
The price is NT$1,766 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Central Interlaken, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Hoeheweg and Mystery Rooms. Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are also within 2 ...

2.3/5 (4 reviews)
Mobiliar

"Türdichtungen fehlen. Dadurch sehr viel Lärm. Bei einem Bett waren die Halterugendes Rostes kabutt.rest ok"…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/11

Interlaken Marco Guest House
DownTown Apartments Rugenparkstrasse 4
DownTown Apartments Rugenparkstrasse 4
3 out of 5
4 Rugenparkstrasse, Interlaken, Schweiz
The price is NT$3,977 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Central Interlaken, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hoeheweg and Mystery Rooms. Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are also within 3 mi (5 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Enjoyable

"Communication with the manager was good. Good location and clean apartment. Owner was very kind and professional."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/21

DownTown Apartments Rugenparkstrasse 4
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Interlaken

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

GVC

Feb 24, 2020

Wonderful town and a must visit for anyone visiting Switzerland. It’s a great base for nearby attractions like Grindelwald, Jungfrau, etc.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 28, 2019

Jungfrau eegion and first mountain were fantastic if you get a sunny day. Watch the cams because the activities are above the low cloud level.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 10, 2019

Very cool town with alot of different things to see and do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 22, 2019

We love it!! We will be back.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 17, 2019

Next trip, I would probably stay in Lauterbrunnen, Wengen or Grindelwald. More convenient for the sites to visit in the area

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 14, 2019

Nice town. Lots of dining and hiking options. We didn't have good weather, but I'm sure it's even better when the mountains are in view.

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