Interlaken Tourist Information and Tourism

(Interlaken, Berne, Switzerland)

Aerial city viewPackage tourists have continued to arrive in Interlaken from as long ago as the 19th century and the romantic mountain views that they once enjoyed have really changed very little, apart that is from the occasional paraglider flying by. The Interlaken of today has become famous for its endless recreational activities and winter sports, with the town and surrounding Jungfrau region attracting everyone from backpackers to families.

Interlaken sits between two large lakes and is surrounded by exceptional mountain resorts, a number of which are linked by cable car rides, funicular railways and even scenic cog-wheel railways. Within the town centre, the main shopping street is named the Hoheweg and it is here that the tourist information office resides, offering tourism advice and up-to-date information about any available accommodation.

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Interlaken Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights

By summer, Interlaken is home to an almost endless supply of recreational activities, with this summer playground suiting all ages and sporting abilities. There are scene lakeside pathways for walkers, hiking trails through the mountains, sailing and swimming in the lakes, and some very exciting adventure sports, such as white-water rafting and even skydiving. The landscaped is quickly transformed when the winter snow arrives and with more than 150 km / 93 miles of ski runs close by, Interlaken rightly becomes one of Switzerland's leading winter resorts. More information about Interlaken Tourist Attractions.

Lakefront imageThe main landmarks around Interlaken are quite natural and quite breathtaking. Jungfrau mountain is one such structure and provides an appealing backdrop to the town, along with the adjacent mountains of Eiger and Mönch. Located either side of the town, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun offer a variety of cruises, with everything from sailing boats to paddle steamers being on offer. Head to the very heart of Interlaken at the Hohematte demonstrates everything that is good about a public park, being filled with flowers and seating, and offering superb mountain views. More information about Interlaken Landmarks and Monuments.

Picture of surrounding sceneryAlthough the town of Interlaken is actually be known for its scenery and mountain-related attraction, there are several good museums here. The Tourist Museum is amongst the most popular of these and documents the history of the Jungfrau's booming tourism industry, with information about its rise to fame. For families, both the miniature trains at the Model Railway Exhibition and the thousands of Teddy bears at Teddyland will be of interest. Close to Interlaken, further museums are to be found in Thun, where the Thun Art Museum is a particular highlight. More information about Interlaken Museums.

Picture of central shopsMany wonderful excursions are available around Interlaken, ranging from major Swiss cities to pretty mountain villages. Tourists regularly enjoy day trips to tourists cities such asBasel, Lucerne and Berne, the bustling Swiss capital. If you are prepared for an early start, day trips to Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich are even possible, while closer to hand are countless mountain villages, such as Brienz, Gimmelwald, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Also near to Interlaken, the St. Beatus Caves feature underground lakes, waterfalls and many ancient rock formations. More information about Interlaken Attractions Nearby.

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