Top Attractions in Interlaken
Top Attractions in Interlaken
A base for exploring the mountains and skiing areas in the Bernese Highlands, Interlaken is an important tourist destination in Switzerland. While most tourists visit the city mainly as a place to start their adventures, Interlaken also has many attractions and thrilling experiences that fascinate the tourists from all over the world. Located in Bernese Highlands of the country, this alluring town spans the glacier-fed Lakes Thun and Brienz and gives you unmatchable views of the snow-capped peaks of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. People looking for an adrenaline rush indulge in outdoor escapades like swimming and sailing in nearby Thun and Brienz Lake, skydiving from 4000 metres from helicopter, skiing and snow-boarding on ice covered hills and valleys of Jungfrau region. So if you’re after a winter sports holiday, you won’t be able to find a place as gorgeous as Interlaken – the most renowned Swiss resort town!
Top things to do:
St. Beatus Caves:
Perched on the northeastern shore of Lake Thun, you can enter this stunning grotto world without risks and explore the small portion that is open to the public. Marvel at the alluring old-fashioned Swiss style edifice serving as the entrance along with a waterfall that seems to leak from beneath the structure. Hop on the cave tour to gaze at the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites coupled with numerous underground waterfalls and lakes, a museum adorned with artifacts discovered within Beatus, and the Fable House is full of displays on dragons throughout history.
Perched at the top of Europe, the Sphinx Observatory is built on a steep cliff and proffers unique conditions for successful research. Tagged as the highest altitude construction in the entire continent, this architectural edifice also equips visitors with vertigo-inducing, panoramic, and alluring views of the Alps, green valleys, and the Great Aletsch Glacier from the metal terrace that encircles the observatory. The mountain top has been vacant for an elevator that takes you to the observatory from the train station and the Ice Palace.
Rising up to 2,970 meters, Schilthorn invites visitors from all over the world to revel in its magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of the Swiss Skyline that comprises of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Renowned as the 'James Bond Mountain', you can fill in his footsteps by paying a visit to the adventure exhibition 'Bond World 007' or on the new '007 Walk of Fame'. Pump up your adrenaline at the 'Skyline Walk' and the 'Thrill Walk', and don't forget to indulge in a meal at the revolving restaurant with James Bond champagne, breakfast and 007 burgers, accompanied by beautiful views.
Running between Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost Railway Stations, Höheweg is the main street in Interlaken adorned with numerous hotels, restaurants, shops, boutiques and gardens. Hop on a horse-drawn carriage or explore the street on foot enjoying the beautiful views of the snow-covered Jungfrau mountain. Undoubtedly one of the best focal points in town, it is a renowned meeting place for guests and an ideal place to linger around.
Christian Indermühle started this brewing company in the year 1866, and today it is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Making a room for 70 people, this brewing company narrates intriguing stories about whiskey in a unique atmosphere between 300 barrels. The beers, whiskeys, and wines produced here are traded internationally and includes sweet fragrance of malt and sweet pale grains. Don't miss out on the clean beer that stands for the clear air and beautiful atmosphere of Alpine air and water.
Situated at a height of 1,322 meters above sea level, Harder Kulm offers amazing views of Interlaken from the top and the Two-Lake Footbridge is a gorgeous point of attraction. Enjoy nurturing Lake Thun and Lake Brienz or witness the enchanting views of Monch Jungfrau and Eiger. Trek right up to the top or hop on a funicular to reach this natural wonder from Interlaken which takes 10 minutes and will cost you around 16 CHF.
Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region:
Embark on an exciting journey that takes you through the 25 years of tourism that the city has excelled in at the Tourism Museum for the Jungfrau region. A well-known attraction, it spreads over 3 floors and describes the evolution of travel for pleasure and quick getaways in the Jungfrau region. Being the first and only museum of this kind exclusively dedicated to the history of tourism, it also proffers a range of old bicycles, vintage skis and sleds.
Adventure Park Interlaken:
A renowned adventure theme park of Switzerland, Seilpark Interlaken offers you various adventurous activities comprising of wooden bridges, Tarzan swings and zip lines. With 9 different and innovative types of rope courses, you can bring your adrenaline rush to the surface. The free fall, height, and speed are the most thrilling moments on the entire tour. Proffering over 100 challenges ranging from ground level up to 20 meters in height, you will be equipped with everything you need.