Visit Interlaken: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Interlaken

Boat Trip on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz
When it comes to having a lovely day out, there’s nothing lacking in Interlaken. The mountain resort town enjoys a picturesque location between lakes Thun and Brienz. Take a ride on an old-time steamboat to capture fairytale views of fishing villages, farmhouses and hilltop fortresses.
Harder Kulm
Mountains – the harder they come… the easier it is to choose the lift. Teetering on a mountainside 1,300 metres above Interlacken, this observation deck can be reached in just eight minutes by funicular. If you want to earn the heavenly alpine vistas on offer the hard way, there are hiking paths that go all the way up.
Outdoor Sports
If you fancy taking in the majestic scenery of Interlaken along with a rush of adrenaline, head to the town’s tourist office to book an activity. You can zip down the Jungfrau Mountains on skis, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Lütschine river or parasail over the valley for a bird’s eye view. What’s it going to be?

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
I highly recommend Interlaken to tourists. It's a beautiful place with many options for activities. It shows you the beauty of Switzerland.
Gabriel
Switzerland
November 14, 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful place with lots to do Especially for children Expensive though
Lana
United Kingdom
November 8, 2017
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Very Good
There isn't a lot to do in Interlaken itself, however, it's a great place to use as a base for day trips in the Bernese Oberland and even to Zermatt.
Sean
United States of America
November 17, 2017
10
Exceptional
Connections easy to travel to different lacations. Lots to do at Interlaken itself.
Flazel
India
November 8, 2017
10
Exceptional
Nice sceneries. Efficient public transport. The staff at tourist info centre very helpful. Very clean.
Enal
Malaysia
November 13, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Interlaken

Hotel Beatus

7.4 Good

Score from 185 reviews

$80

Average price per night
Hirschen

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,261 reviews

$60

Average price per night
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Hotel Beausite

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,843 reviews

$97

Average price per night
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Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

8.7 Excellent

Score from 832 reviews

$391

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “great pool area”
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Post Hardermannli

8.1 Very Good

Score from 719 reviews

$96

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Hotel Alphorn

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,028 reviews

$101

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  • “very clean”
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Hotel Interlaken

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,156 reviews

$113

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Hotel Tell

8.2 Very Good

Score from 773 reviews

$50

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Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken Mgallery by Sofitel

8.1 Very Good

Score from 810 reviews

$141

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
    45 related reviews
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Recommended in Interlaken

Although language is a barrier but this won't stop them for being friendly. I have ever meet a girl stop all her work in pastry department and brought me to the vegetarian food corner, explain to me one by one in detail when I approach them for help.

If you want to visit the lake in Interlaken I suggest you take a boat near the Interlaken West train station. It's really beautiful and great experience.

get a good hiking map of the area- make sure you have all necessary equipment- have a good head for heights.

Investigate the various passes for the trains and cableways for large savings

Most of the spot is good, also on the mountain Harder Kulm.

20-30mins train to grindlewald or lauterbrunnen

Relaxing and restorative

take a bike on rent

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