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Switzerland’s liveliest tourist hub is a staging area for the nearby winter sport resorts of the Jungfrau Region. 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 ski touring, snowshoe trekking, climbing, paragliding and much more. 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. Lodging options range from backpackers’ hostels to five-star resort hotels, so the visitors are quite diverse, and there are plenty of restaurants, discos and live music ...

Switzerland’s liveliest tourist hub is a staging area for the nearby winter sport resorts of the Jungfrau Region. 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 ski touring, snowshoe trekking, climbing, paragliding and much more. 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. Lodging options range from backpackers’ hostels to five-star resort hotels, so the visitors are quite diverse, and there are plenty of restaurants, discos and live music scenes. Schynigge Platte is one of several scenic overlooks accessible by quaint mountain railways. Attractions near Interlaken include the Ballenberg Museum, a showcase of Swiss architecture and culture, and the Reichenbach Falls, of Sherlock Holmes fame. While many make Interlaken their base for winter sports, more serious skiers and boarders should sleep closer to the slopes, up in Grindelwald, Wengen or Mürren.

Charlie Morris
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Charlie Morris is the author of the Open Road guidebooks Best of Honduras, Best of Costa Rica, Best of Belize, and Switzerland Guide.

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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: Wikipedia | Wikitravel
  • Weather: Daylight | Rainfall

Climate

  • Best Time to Visit:

    December-March