Interlaken is situated 'between the lakes' and offers the most beautiful views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz as well as the surounding mountains. This is a lively resort, with visitors enjoying the lake cruises which cast off from here and taking rail journeys into the mountains, including the famous Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe.
Interlaken offers a different experience from the villages we feature; it has a buzz about it with plenty of shops offering everything from luxury watches, jewellery and designer clothes to the infamous cow bells. The Höhematte Park is a great place to relax and cast your gaze up to the mountains and during late December-February the park transforms to ICE MAGIC - an exciting winter wonderland. In the evenings you will find a wide variety of restaurants and bars to enjoy; CLICK HERE to discover more about Interlaken's cuisine.
Interlaken really has a charm all of its own, with its sparkling lakes and glorious views up to the snow-capped trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Many visitors return year after year, as there is always more to enjoy
Please click here for an 'Explore the lakes and mountains of Interlaken' holiday itinerary suggestion or call us on 0800 619 1200 for our tailor made service.
2017 Unspunnenfest - click here for details of this colourful, traditional festival which takes place only once every 12 years!
Interlaken Visitor's Card - use public transport FREE of charge
This personal card gives free travel on all of Interlaken's local trains and buses as well as discounts on entry to museums, castles and other attractions in the area.
The Visitor's Card is given to each guest staying in one of our hotels in Interlaken and is issued by the hotel on your arrival. It is valid for the duration of your stay, including the arrival and departure days.
Interlaken Walking Tours
All Interlaken visitors can enjoy a FREE guided walking tour around the town with local guides to show you Interlaken's hidden secrets.
Swiss Holiday Company guests also receive a 10% discount voucher for two other pre-bookable guided walking tours: 'The Swiss Food and Culture Tour' and 'The Story of Switzerland'.
Your choice of Interlaken hotels
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Your time in Interlaken - things to see and do
Interlaken lies at the centre of the Bernese Oberland transport network so you can easily embark on any of the lakes and mountains excursions; please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.
Lake cruises are a must while you are in Interlaken. The ships proceed at a leisurely pace, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery of mountains and lakeside villages - where you may like to alight for lunch before continuing your journey. Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh are local mountains close to Interlaken and offer lovely views, restaurants and walking opportunities. Higher walking trails and alpine views can be enjoyed at Männlichen or Schynige Platte, or you can head straight to the 'Top of Europe' on the Jungfraujoch at 3,454m.
Your journeys into the mountains are a joy in themselves, travelling on a variety of cable cars, funiculars and mountain railways.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Interlaken: The Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier or the Old Town of Bern