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Switzerland’s liveliest tourist hub is a staging area for the nearby Alpine resorts of the Jungfrau Region and for hiking and summer sports around the region's mountains and waterways. Located between two beautiful lakes, with soaring mountains all around, the scenic beauty is intense. This is the center of the extreme sports scene, with local outfitters offering mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, rafting, windsurfing and much more. Schynigge Platte is one of several scenic overlooks accessible by quaint mountain railways. Lodging options range from backpackers’ hostels to five-star resort hotels, so the visitors are quite diverse. This ...

Switzerland’s liveliest tourist hub is a staging area for the nearby Alpine resorts of the Jungfrau Region and for hiking and summer sports around the region's mountains and waterways. Located between two beautiful lakes, with soaring mountains all around, the scenic beauty is intense. This is the center of the extreme sports scene, with local outfitters offering mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, rafting, windsurfing and much more. Schynigge Platte is one of several scenic overlooks accessible by quaint mountain railways. Lodging options range from backpackers’ hostels to five-star resort hotels, so the visitors are quite diverse. This is no place to get away from it all, but if you want to party with the sporty set, you’ll love it here. In the summer season, there’s a lively party scene, with plenty of restaurants, discos and live music. Nearby are many attractions, including the Ballenberg Museum, a showcase of Swiss architecture and culture, and the Reichenbach Falls of Sherlock Holmes fame.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Interlaken is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern in Switzerland
  • Language: German, French, Italian, Romansh
  • Currency: Swiss Franc
  • Research: Wikitravel | Wikipedia
  • Weather: Daylight | Rainfall
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  • Best Time to Visit:

    May-September