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  • Touch The Mountains

    Touch The Mountains

    Interlaken celebrates New Year with a spectacular display of fireworks. You can feel the festive spirit in the air as folklore groups, bell ringers and other festivities light up the promenade. Have fun at the open-air concert with ace performers.

    Festival Date: January 1
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  • Harder-Potschete


    New Year is ushered in with great enthusiasm in Interlaken as January 2 sees a procession of masked figures (also called Potschen) parading around the streets, screaming and shouting, creating an uproar amongst the spectators with (mock) fear. The festivities continue in the evening as everyone meets again to hang ...

  • International Lauberhorn Race

    International Lauberhorn Race

    Part of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, the International Lauberhorn Race Wengen near Interlaken is staged with a Super Combined, a Downhill and a Slalom at the Lauberhorn in Wengen. You can reach the Downhill site by rail from Interlaken Ost. The race usually takes place in January.

  • Interlaken Classics

    Interlaken Classics

    This is a great opportunity to enjoy classical music against a magnificent backdrop. The festival with its motto, “Meet tomorrow’s classic stars,” focuses on young talent. You can book your tickets for the festival online at

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  • Snowpenair


    Take part in one of Switzerland’s biggest winter music events, the Snowpenair, which has hosted acclaimed artists such as Bryan Adams, Kim Wilde, Polo Hofer and Daniel Kanderbauer in the past. With a venue at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the festival is sure to transport you ...

  • Greenfield Festival

    Greenfield Festival

    Yet another lively music festival that you must catch if you’re planning a trip in June is the Greenfield Festival. With music fans pouring in from all over, this is three days of absolute fun with local as well as international bands. You will get a taste of everything from ...

  • William Tell Open-Air Theatre

    William Tell Open-Air Theatre

    A beautiful dramatic experience, Interlaken has been witnessing a rendition of Friedrich Schiller’s play on the life of folk hero Wilhelm Tell since 1912. If you happen to visit any time between mid-June and September, don’t miss the memorable performance in this open-air setting at Rugenwald zu Matten.

  • Jungfrau Music Festival

    Jungfrau Music Festival

    With an impressive line-up of top wind orchestras, the Jungfrau Music Festival is the perfect opportunity to soak in a variety of national and international ensembles.

    The annual festival hosts competitions that display diverse and unique musical trends.

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  • International Street Artists Festival Interlaken

    International Street Artists Festival Interlaken

    This sees a vibrant mix of artists including acrobats, jugglers, magicians, comedians and musicians from across the world showcase their skills in performances held through the day. ...

  • August 1st – Swiss National Holiday

    August 1st – Swiss National Holiday

    Interlaken celebrates the Swiss National Holiday with fireworks and a parade. One of the most beautiful sights during the festival are the mountain bonfires lit on the surrounding mountain slopes, all visible from afar. The celebrations also see folklore performances, torchlight processions and firework displays. It’s also a day to ...

  • Lake Brienz Rock Festival

    Lake Brienz Rock Festival

    This is the time of the year when fans of rock music come together for three days at Lake Brienz to celebrate the spirit of music. A dynamic festival in a gorgeous setting, Lake Brienz Rock Festival also has camping opportunities for festival-goers who want to set up base at ...

  • International Jungfrau Marathon

    International Jungfrau Marathon

    One of the world’s most famous mountain marathons, the International Jungfrau Marathon usually held around September sees participants from around the world.

    This is for real adrenaline junkies who are ready to test their stamina over a distance of 42,195 kilometres, at a 1,800 metres difference in altitude, ...