Interlaken Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 67%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Luxury Travelers
- 66%Family Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (43)
- InterlakenCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersVegetarian+ 2Jan 22, 2014
It is entirely possible that this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The soaring green mountains, the crystal clear lakes, the quaint architecture, the laid-back vibe, and of course all of the adventure sports - all of this combines to make Interlaken one of the most ideal spots in the world to take a REAL vacation, the kind where you forget about the rest of the world and just soak in the beauty and excitement around you. If you are backpacking, you'll want to save some cash for all of the activities that this place has to offer - every one of them is worth skipping a few drinks in a pub somewhere else.
- InterlakenMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 20, 2013
This adorable town in the Bern area is a popular tourist destination because of its charming, intimate old-Switzerland feel and its proximity to other attractions like Jungfrau and Mystery Park. Backpackers, skydivers, and skiers especially love Interlaken, though my favorite part was walking through it and looking at the buildings.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- InterlakenMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 1Aug 15, 2013
If you're looking to explore Switzerland's natural wonders, there is no better home-base than Interlaken. Not just a fantastic springboard to some of the most beautiful towns in country (Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen among them), Interlaken itself is a modern swiss fairy tale.
Snuggled into the isthmus between two lakes (hence its name), Interlaken offers most of the amenities of a much larger swiss city (shopping, fine dining, a bit of night life) as well as all of the opportunities an adventurer could imagine for exploring the land, sea and skies of Switzerland: hike up (or take the train) Jungfrau-- a spectacular peak in the alps; take a cruise out on one of the lakes-- the water is spectacularly beautiful against the backdrop of the forests and mountains; if you're feeling very daring, you can even go on a paragliding adventure that lands you in the giant park right in the center of Interlaken.
Yes, the town is a rather popular European-tourist destination, and has grown in notoriety over the years due to its prime location and stunning beauty-- but that's all relative; the volume of tourists is, overall, pretty negligible.
- InterlakenAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jun 18, 2013
Located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, at the foot of the Alps, Interlaken is a posh mountain resort. It's also a famous adventure point for paragliding. Just look up for 10 minutes and you'll see countless landings. Beware of the prices though, it's not your average destination for backpacking on a budget.
- InterlakenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Apr 18, 2013
Interlaken is a classic stop on the European backpacker's circuit. Boasting a ton of outdoor action/adventure sports, as well as easy access to beautiful hikes in the Alps, you're guaranteed to meet some new friends and have a great time.
- InterlakenSep 14, 2012
Amazing place. Everyone is really friendly and the backpackers hotel we stayed at was down-to-earth and really comfortable. You can take public transit from here to Lauterbrunnen, the location of the Trümmelbach Falls. I highly recommend going to see this. There are 10 waterfalls inside the mountain that are accessible with this tunnel and elevator system that they've created. One of the most majestic and just awesome things I have ever seen. This is also the one and only place where the glaciers of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau drain to.
- InterlakenMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Aug 02, 2012
Interlaken is a well-known tourist destination for train connection, so do I. When you come here you'll impress a friendly town for backpackers or all visitors, many hostels and anythings for tourists.
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