Interlaken Pocket Guide

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Buried deep in the Swiss Alps, and nestled neatly in between two lakes, Interlaken is a tale of two cities. First there's Interlaken in the winter, quieter than the summer months but one of the best places in Europe to engage in adrenalin-pumping outdoor winter sports. Then there's Interlaken in the summer, a livelier city with even more outdoor sports and some great hiking. If you're not the outdoorsy type, don't fret. Thanks to the surrounding mountains and lakes, it's worth visiting for the scenery alone.

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  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Interlaken.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Interlaken... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Interlaken.

Interlaken City Reviews

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    Really beautiful place and it's a good starting point for some hikes and such. So many action adventures to be had in Interlaken!!

    Insider Tip:Buy a Swiss rail pass because you will definitely use it

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    There are so many outdoor activities to partake in. I wish the weather was better because Interlaken is breathtakingly gorgeous.

    Insider Tip:To go to Jungfrau, the Swiss pass covers to Grindelwald. The discount for Jungfrau is NOT 50% like the other mountain railroads. Only go up to the top on a very clear day. Otherwise, the day is much better spent hiking the valley below.

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    Interlaken, Switzerland

    Interlaken is a tourist town if I've seen one. When walking the streets, you'll hear English, Korean, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, basically every language out there! So if you are looking for a quiet town in the alps, this place is not for you. It is the adventure capital of central Europe: you can hangglide, paraglide, skydive, canyon, kayak, white water raft, bike. And close-by (two train stops away) is the UNESCO-sponsored Jungfraujoch peak (the highest point in Europe!)

    Insider Tip:To get to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken OST or Lautrobrunnen, it costs about 150 euros on top of an interrail or eurail pass so be prepared to spend a lot of money!

  • 40%


    Lots of outdoor activties available. Lots of hiking trails, and a tram to the highest point of Interlaken.

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    In Love!

    Interlaken is an amazing place to visit. The town is small and takes you away from the commotion of the city. It is only of the most beautiful places I have ever been. There are tons of activities that are perfect for someone who loves the outdoors. You can hike up to other small towns and enjoy the fantastic views. There are also great outdoor sports to experience. I was visiting before many places opened up for the tourist season which made many places very quiet.

    Insider Tip:The Avocado Bar in Grindelwald is a great place to stop in for a drink and hang out with some music. The Happy Inn Lodge is a great place to stay with a fantastic bar as well. Alpin Raft is an amazing place to book for white water rafting. The staff is so fun and nice.

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