Interlaken is proudly nestled in the heart of Swiss Alps and considered as one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland. This heavenly place lies between Thun and Brienz lakes, hence the name of the city originates.
The town of Interlaken makes a perfect home base for exploring the beautiful mountains all around the central region of Switzerland.
The magnificent city is highly rich with tourist attractions and offers a lot of sightseeing. The town itself is relatively flat, and from here, you can wander through the shopping areas up into the residential zones.
The main activity in the town is shopping – all sorts of souvenirs can be found inside the local fashionable boutiques. It's a great place to buy backpacks, boots, hats and all kinds of clothes.
The rest of the town is very pleasant for walking around as well. The sidewalks are wide and there are always things to look at and a variety of things to do in Interlaken.
The stroll along the residential neighbourhood is also worth taking a try and admiring the Swiss traditional chalet-style houses.
Thanks to its privileged position, Interlaken attracts many tourists, especially those, who are fond of outdoor activities. It is a preferred purpose for all those, who are engaged in sport activates during both winter and summer.
As it is a paradise for adventurous sports, like mountaineering, bungee jumping, paragliding, skydiving, and canoeing, among other interesting things. Otherwise, another option for something less adventurous is to just rent a bicycle and travel around
Tourism attractions in Interlaken change their scope when winter comes. As the city completely transforms into a winter resort.
Due to being beneficially located in the Swiss Alps, Interlaken offers plenty of experiences. These include ice-skating, sledging, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and much more fun activities.
Interlaken’s top travel destination is the Jungfrau Region, which is located between the world-known Mountains Moench and Jungfrau. Whenever you are on the top of the mountain, an altitude of 3454m, an admiring view will take your breath away and won't give you the chance to blink your eyes even once.
In order to get there, you should take the highest train station, which has been built inside the mountains, so that the trains can run throughout the year regardless of the weather conditions.
The city reveals its charm especially from April to May, when nature starts blossoming and you can admire the fascinating view of the gorgeous mountains.
You can also take a walk along the bank of the Aare River on a warm summer day with a marvellous view of the surrounding soaring peaks of the Swiss Alps. Other than that, you can take a serene boat trip or a paddle steamer on Lake Thun - the Interlaken’s west side, and Lake Brienz – the Interlaken’s east side through each part of the town.
There is an option of visiting the Museum of Tourism (Touristik Museum) existing since 1980, which is also on the list of must-see places in Interlaken. The three-floor exhibition is located in the Unterseen Old Town and represents the history of Alpine tourism in the whole Jungfrau Region.
Other best things to do in Interlaken are provided by AlpExcursion during a private transfer from Geneva to explore this great city.