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Things to do in Interlaken

A place that dreams are made of, Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries of the world. From large smooth mountainous ranges to low quaint valleys, it has everything that a nature lover and enthusiast could ask for. What’s more, there are many activities that tourists can indulge in from snowboarding to skiing, ice skating to playing golf in the valleys and having the most delicious European food found in the world. Any wonder why Switzerland has become one of the most sought after vacation spot for people the world over.

Interlaken Switzerland

The pearly white snow toped mountains and lush green grasses of the valleys are what captivate tourists when visiting Interlaken. It is a town in Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the Swiss canton of Bern. Occupied since the Neolithic age, Interlaken is said to be properly populated during the Middle Ages. It was in 1133 that the Interlaken Abbey was formed and only when it came under the control of the Holy Roman Emperor were women brought to this abbey. But it wasn’t until the 1800’s that Interlaken became the hub of tourists. It was with the start of a Swiss culture festival that attracted many tourists from all over the world. After that, many mountain air spa treatment centers were created to give rise to tourism. Interlaken is one of the most visited cities of Switzerland because of the huge number of adrenaline rush trips it offers visitors and because of the serenely deceptive beauty of the place. There are many things to do in Interlake that appease to people of all ages, including families. This is the reason why tourism is the main source of income for the city of Interlaken. Whether someone wants to enjoy a quiet cup of tea in the freezing cold mountains, or want to yell their head off while gliding down the mountain, people can participate in all kinds of activities. From snowboarding, to sky diving, parasailing to paragliding, kayaking to boating, there are hundreds of things to do in Interlaken. The best part is that all the packages are available in affordable packages.

Interlaken Tourism

Some of the things to do in Interlaken include; visiting the Harder Kulm, paying a visit to the Funky Chocolate Club, taking canoeing and Rappelling tours, parasailing and paragliding, kayaking, skydiving and taking helicopter trips, river rafting and tubing, boat tours, walking tours, historical and heritage tours and so much more. There are certain places that you simply cannot miss when you are in Interlaken. These are, Hohematte Park, Piz Gloria, Heimwehfluh, Jet Boat Interlaken, Swissraft activity, Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, Alpin Raft, Day Tours Outdoor Interlaken. There are also dozens of restaurants and eateries that tourists can visit to enjoy local and European foods.


Opened as a ‘Mystery Park’ in 2003, Jungfrau Park was closed in 2006 due to the financial crunch. The park is designed by Eric Von Daniken (A Swiss Novelist) with seven pavilions, each for one of the seven different mysteries of the world. Since 2009, the park in Interlaken is serving as a place to interpret the writer’s elucidation of extraterrestrial beings.

Jungfrau Park gives you an opportunity to visit and experience all the seven mysteries of the world under one roof. The Swiss architecture is rather impressive and has some breathtaking beauty attached to it. It seems to complete the panoramic beauty of Interlaken just being there. The first thing to do in Jungfrau Park is to at least spend an entire day at the place; otherwise, the whole point of the park would be lost on you.

Apart from that, some great things that you can do in Jungfrau Park include being an active participant in the activities that are happening in different pavilions of the park. Moreover, the park speaks out for the Swedish culture and tradition with a mysterious and intriguing touch.

The Casino Kursaal Interlaken is the embodiment of the new and old in Switzerland. The locality is open for locals and tourists and it offers a cultural hub and a stunning building to house guests, while making sure they are able to enjoy the casino which is present. Guests can try their hand at one of the games in the Casino, take a look through the vibrant history of the country presented in the house or they could take a walk through the lush green localities.

Grindewald area is famous for its picturesque location and its lush green terrains which are beautifully heralded by high mountain peaks and hills that can be used for trekking, walking and climbing. The Bachalpsee area is further enhanced by the Grindelwald to Bachalpsee lake which creates a natural dam and divides the lake into two with one part even featured in famous photos. Tourists can take a look through the Grindewald area and take a boat trip in the lake to enjoy the workings.


Interlaken hiking trails

Interlaken hiking trails

The Interlaken area is a beautiful creation. It offers a variety of different facilities and activities for people, one of the standout of which is the Interlaken hiking trails. These trails have been created after years of activity and anybody wishing to scale the high European ranges located in this area can do so using trails. The trails are one of the primary attractions in the area. The hiking activities can be undertaken with or without a guide.

Lake Lungren runs through a stunning area locality and the most sought after of these locations is the Lake Lungren valley. This valley is cut in half by a stunning lake which runs through the center of the valley with lush green terrains on either side of the hill and a river in between. The peaks can be hiked on to and the river provides an ideal place to camp and enjoy the beauty of nature.