Traveling to Interlaken
Traveling to Interlaken, Switzerland is a beautiful place centered in the middle of the country. This is a landscape dominated by lakes Thun and Brienz as well the majestic peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Perhaps you come for adventure or relaxation, you have a preference for urban charms or the wilds of nature, you want to get active or would rather take it easy on a boat or train … whatever the case, Interlaken and its sights are easily accessible by bus, train and ship – and much of what makes Switzerland so attractive is right here.
Although Interlaken is in the heart of nature, the holiday region and its attractions are easily accessible. By train, the region is an hour from Bern, two hours from Lucerne, Basel and Zurich, and three hours from Geneva and Milan. Situated in the middle of the country, Interlaken is directly linked to the busy network of punctual Swiss trains as well as the national road network. There are direct links from all of Switzerland’s major cities and airports as well as numerous European centres.
Where to Stay in Interlaken, Switzerland
Water is a big part of the Interlaken holiday region. Without a doubt, one of the most memorable watery experiences comes in the shape of the Giessbach Falls at Lake Brienz, where a roaring brook tumbles 14 levels and 500 metres as it thunders into Lake Brienz. There is even a straightforward walking path behind one of the waterfalls. Back here, the view opens onto the quite surreal sight of the Grandhotel Giessbach and the forests and waters of hotel’s own nature park.
Excursions in Interlaken
Traveling to Interlaken, known as the wellness destination, is also leisurely and relaxing. Creative, unique, and classic wellness offers are available from numerous providers throughout the holiday region. Interlaken has been the proud holder of the «Wellness Destination» seal of quality since summer 2019 thanks to the sheer variety and quality on offer.
Numerous unforgettable outdoor activities are available in every season. From leisurely, soft adventures, such as paragliding and kayak tours, to those in the «sheer adrenaline» category, such as canyoning or parachuting, those seeking adventure are sure to find what they’re looking for.
The special magic of Interlaken during winter will warm any heart, despite the low winter temperatures. The snow gently dusts the mountains in a soft, white wintry blanket. The alpine landscapes, the dense forests and the more elevated idyllic villages are transformed into an exhilarating winter landscape. Winter enthusiasts can choose amongst a variety of activities such as: winter hikes, snowshoe tours, heliskiing, winter kayaking, skydiving or days spent sledging or skiing.
Written By: Christopher Norton