InterlakenSwitzerland

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

Central Interlaken
Thun featuring a lake or waterhole, street scenes and outdoor eating

Central Interlaken

Known for Tours, Mountains, Excursions

4.5/5(170 reviews)

Travelers come to Central Interlaken for its picture-perfect mountain views, and you can see top attractions like Interlaken Casino and Mystery Rooms while you're in town.

Top Hotels in Interlaken

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
 Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken MGallery Hotel Collection
Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken MGallery Hotel Collection
4.5 out of 5
Hoeheweg 139, Interlaken, BE
NT$5,409
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17

Located in Central Interlaken, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Interlaken Casino and Lake Brienz. Lake Thun is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Interlaken Ost ...

4.2/5Very Good! (436 reviews)

"The service was excellent the rooms were very clean"…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/4

Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken MGallery Hotel Collection
Hotel Interlaken
Hotel Interlaken
4 out of 5
Höheweg 74, Interlaken, BE
NT$4,588
per night
Nov 29 - Nov 30

Located in Central Interlaken, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Interlaken Casino and Lake Brienz. Lake Thun is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Interlaken Ost Station ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (621 reviews)

"Location was close to the Ost station. Breakfast was very good and had some changes every day to keep things fresh. The bathroom's shower design was awful. Our room used one of those European floating shower doors that swings back and forth which means it is terrible at keeping water in the tub, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/4

Hotel Interlaken
VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Höheweg 41, Interlaken, BE
NT$11,293
per night
Nov 26 - Nov 27

This family-friendly Interlaken hotel is located on the boardwalk, just steps from Hoeheweg and Kunsthaus Interlaken. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (192 reviews)

"Excellent service and room was amazing. Everything about the hotel was excellent. Good location"…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/4

VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa

Popular things to do in Interlaken

Eiger
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Eiger

5/5(141 reviews)

Whether you hike along it, take the railway to its villages or just enjoy the view from Grindelwald below, this famous peak in the Bernese Alps is not to be missed.

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch

5/5(176 reviews)

Go to the highest railway station in Europe, visit an ice palace and view a colossal glacier when you take a picturesque train ride to this mountain pass.

Trummelbach Falls
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Trummelbach Falls

4.5/5(90 reviews)

Venture inside a mountain to be captivated by the fascinating sights and sounds of 10 glacial waterfalls. See how the water has created unusual rock formations.

Schloss Schadau
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Schloss Schadau

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Schloss Schadau, a well-known historical site in Thun. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.

Lake Brienz
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Lake Brienz

4.5/5(145 reviews)

Learn about the history of Lake Brienz, a well-known monument in Brienz. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Lake Thun
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Lake Thun

4.5/5(130 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Thun, a popular spot to commune with nature in Spiez. Discover the mountain views while you're in the area.

Reviews of Interlaken

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5/5 - Excellent

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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

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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

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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.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 10, 2019

Close to everything you want to be close to, with overnight accommodations, transportation, a variety of restaurants, and shopping at your fingertips.