Things to Do in Interlaken

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  • Mt. Jungfraujoch

    Mt. Jungfraujoch

    Undoubtedly, Interlaken’s top traveller experience is a journey to Jungfraujoch. At 11,000 feet, a train ride up the mountain offers a thrill of a lifetime. Along the way, don’t be surprised if you see signboards in Hindi!

    If that isn’t surprising enough, eating hot Indian food at the ...

  • Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

    Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

    Interlaken was the chosen refuge of royalty, writers and musicians alike and not without reason. Its natural splendor is apt inspiration for any traveller. Interlaken, geographically situated between two crystal lakes, offers multiple scenic spots to explore.

    Since 1839, a regular boat service began on the two lakes ...

  • St. Beatus Caves

    St. Beatus Caves

    Legend has it that when St. Beatus chose the cave for hermitage, he discovered a fire-breathing dragon already living there. An epic battle ensued with St. Beatus driving the dragon into Lake Thun.

    The place is as fascinating as the Bernese Oberland legend surrounding the name. The cave ...

  • Trümmelbach Falls

    Trümmelbach Falls

    The world’s only glacier waterfalls, Trümmelbach Falls, are located near the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Emerging from a mountain face, this well illuminated waterfall drains the water of Mt. Jungfraujoch and is accessible by a tunnel lift. Experience the stupendous power of nature firsthand at Trümmelbach Falls. ...

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  • Schlosskirche


    The castle church in Interlaken called Schlosskirche has an interesting history. It was actually a monastery built in 1133 but what remains now is the convent converted into a private castle. A must visit for the beautiful stained glass work and architectural simplicity. ...

    Religious Monument
  • Rugen Forest

    Rugen Forest

    What better way to enjoy the crisp sun than by taking a fun-filled toboggan run through the dense Rugen forest. It’s a perfect vantage point for Interlaken and the ride is entertaining for kids and adults alike. Afterwards, enjoy a warm meal at the open-air café here. ...

  • Schynige Platte

    Schynige Platte

    To get away from the crowds, pack your picnic basket and take a train ride to Schynige Platte. Amazing views of the Swiss Alps and over 500 varieties of blossoming flowers will delight you here. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the gorgeous Edelweiss flower in full bloom. ...

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  • Alpine Garden

    Alpine Garden

    With more than 600 species of plants from the Swiss Alps, this garden of scientific research and nature conservation is a beautiful attraction. Situated at a height of 1,967 metres above sea level, you have to take a cog-wheel train trip from Wilderswil to get here. The ride itself ...

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  • Mount Titlis

    Mount Titlis

    Famous for the world's first revolving cable car, Mt Titlis in the Urner Alps of Switzerland, is found between the cantons of Engelberg (Obwalden) and Berne.

    The cable car connects Engelberg to the summit of Klein Titlis (3,028 metres) through three stages beginning with the ascent to Gerschnialp ...

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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

    Festival Webste: ...

  • 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, ...

  • Bussalp


    One of the most breathtaking destinations in the Grindelwald-First area, Bussalp offers stunning views of peaks such as Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. It is easy to reach Bussalp and you can do so by bus or even on foot. Bussalp remains a popular hiking destination and is also ...

  • Harder Kulm

    Harder Kulm

    Harder Kulm is a mountain in the Bernese Alps. Located in the Canton of Bern, the Harder Kulm is very close to Interlaken and is the starting place for mountain hikes. The mountain is a great place to enjoy beautiful views of peaks such as Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger and ...

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