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City Guide Interlaken, Switzerland

Visiting Interlaken

Nestled between Lakes Brienz and Thun at the base of the largest mountains in Switzerland, Interlaken is one of the country's prime tourist locations.

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Interlaken Podcasts

Tips for the Slopes

Colm speaks to Jon Fauver of Outdoor Interlaken, Interlaken's leading ski school, to find out which is harder to pick up - skiing or snowboarding? In this podcast Colm also learns when the ski season starts and ends and more

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Interlaken City Reviews

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    Anonymous

    Exploring Interlaken

    Its a small town in a very pristine part of the world. It caters almost exclusively to tourists though so don't be suprised at the thin number of locals. The locals are friendly and helpful and English is widely spoken. There are a ton of things to do here in the outdoors. Lots of adrenaline seeking activities especially. The whole place is particularly expensive though. More so than the rest of Switzerland. Hope you get good weather and enjoy.

    Insider Tip:If your regularly fit than the hiking trails are plenty and also free. They offer amazingly good views and it is quite a sense of achievement when you reach the top of the trail. If your not so active then take a cable cars. I would recommend catching the train from Interlaken Ost down South to Lauterbrunnen and exploring the myriad of hiking and biking trails here. If you catch the cable car, there a few trails which are mostly flat whilst offering breathtaking views.

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    Anonymous

    Nice and beautiful little town!

    The town is not a big one but has an amazing view of the mountains. Also it is easy to get to any shops you want and is convenient to some degree. Paragliding here is not cheap but is an AMAZING experience!

    Insider Tip:Bring your own Go Pro when paragliding to save money and get good pictures of the AWESOME view up in the air~~ Just don't let it go when flying~ : ) Also, some small restaurants do not accept cards so bring some cash with you if you want to eat in one~

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    Anonymous

    Best City Ever

    If you are wanting to have some adventure on your trip, do not miss out on Interlaken! It's my favorite city in all of Switzerland. It's gorgeous, the people are friendly, and there is so much to do. Make sure to spend all of your time OUTSIDE! There's tons of hiking, biking, water sports, extreme adventure, etc.

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    Anonymous

    In the Heart of the Swiss Alps

    If you are looking for outdoor adventures, extreme sports, and some of the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen, go to Interlaken! It is a great home base to explore the amazing mountains that surround you!

    Insider Tip:While in Interlaken, I went paragliding with Alpine Air and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life!!! It was one and only splurge of the trip and it was worth it 10xs over! A must do for anyone not afraid of heights

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    Anonymous

    My thoughts on Interlaken, Switzerland after a 2-day stay

    Interlaken is a very cool place to visit for people who are more relaxed about their activities and like outdoors-y type things. My only regret was that I did not pack my boots so I had to miss out on all the hiking in the area but I will definitely remember them for next time.

    Insider Tip:There are a LOT of Indian and Korean places to eat, if you want something a little more local for lunch the Happy Inn usually has a reasonably priced (12-14 Franks) 3-course lunch special.

Switzerland: Itinerary

Home to some of the highest mountains, deepest lakes, and greenest pastures on the continent, Switzerland is one of the most picturesque destinations you will ever visit. For the purpose of this trip, however, we have homed in on four of its major cities which serve as gateways to all this remarkable country has to offer.

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