Between two lakesInterlaken in the Bernese Oberland stands for hassle-free holidays in a place of outstanding natural charm – inclusive of stunning views of the breathtaking Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau mountains. As the Latin name (“interlakus”) suggests, the town is in a picturesque location between two lakes: Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Those who love sports and relaxation or want to spend a family vacation will find all the facilities and infrastructure to make a holiday worthwhile. Enjoy walking and hiking, rafting, paragliding and swimming in summer, and explore the region’s fantastic ski areas and cleared winter walking trails in winter. The traditional “Harder-Potschete” carnival parade is an absolute must-see taking place in January every year.
Exploring the fabulous world of mountainsIn summer Interlaken has a lot to offer for mountain enthusiasts of all ages and ambitions. Thanks to its privileged location it is an ideal base for both leisurely walks and high Alpine hikes in the mountains of the Bernese Oberland. For a first impression of the breathtaking mountain scenery visitors are recommended to climb Harder Kulm (1,322 m) in Interlaken. Thanks to the funicular even families with children can get there effortlessly and within no time at all to enjoy views of Eiger, Moench, Jungfrau and charming mountain lakes glistening in the sun. Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are just perfect for a refreshing soak on a hot summer’s day.
Having spent the day out walking and hiking on Harder Kulm, there is nothing to beat a hearty meal of Roesti or cheese fondue at the fantastic Art Nouveau-style Panorama Restaurant. The St. Beatus stalactite caves high above Lake Thun make a prime destination for families. Legend has it that a dragon was expelled from the area by Saint Beatus back in the sixth century. Today, the Dragon Slide set up on the playground is the children’s favorite.