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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

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

Central Interlaken

4.5/5Wonderful!(185 area reviews)

Central Interlaken is known for its picture-perfect mountain views, and you can plan a trip to Interlaken Casino and Mystery Rooms while you're in town.

Central Interlaken

Top Hotels in Interlaken

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Höheweg 41, Interlaken, BE
The price is NT$10,695 per night

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! (224 reviews)

"This hotel is the perfect blend of charm and modern finery. Beautiful building, wonderful food, gorgeous rooms. An ig dream but so relaxing! Beautiful views all around! We were sad to leave !"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/27

VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
The Hey Hotel
The Hey Hotel
3 out of 5
Höheweg 7, Interlaken
The price is NT$5,166 per night

Located in Central Interlaken, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hoeheweg, Lake Brienz, and Lake Thun. Kletterhalle Interlaken and Kunsthaus Interlaken are ...

The Hey Hotel
 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
The price is NT$7,249 per night

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (459 reviews)

"We had the most wonderful stay in this beautiful and historic hotel. It was walking distance of the train station and accessible to all shops in town. Breakfast was great as was the service. The employees were kind and helpful. Only complaint was the room temperature. It was very hot and we had our ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/7

Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken MGallery Hotel Collection

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Reviews of Interlaken

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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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