Tips & Links

Tips & Links

Here we put a collections of useful links and recommendations around your stay in Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland, our Jungfrau Region and Interlaken.
You'll find some Mountain Peaks and Restaurant recommendations and some local Culinary treasures, where to get your Groceries. Also check out the information on Public Transport, interesting Excursions near and far and numerous Activities or even some Culture within Interlaken. There are some major Annual Events taking place in and around Interlaken throughout the year.

General Information

Interlaken Tourism

Find everything about Interlaken: Destinations, tips, experiences, planning and current information online.

Interlaken Guestcard

With your stay you will have our guest card offering attractive discounts and free travel by public transport (PDF).

Switzerland Tourism

Discover our small but so diverse beautiful country with this extensive collection of expert information.

Mountain Webcams

See how the weather is doing on the peak you want to visit today - live and direct from there.

Weather Forecast

Here you can check the weather forecast for the Holiday Region Interlaken for today, tomorrow and a couple days ahead.

Interlaken Municipality

Want to move here 🙂 ?
Here is everything about the political municipality of Interlaken.

Public Transport in Switzerland

Swiss Federal Railways

Find all information on public transport in Switzerland including timetable, travel cards and tickets - 100% accurate to the minute.

Lake Cruises

The local train company BLS operates the white boats on both Lake Brienz and Lake Thun - welcome on board.

PostAuto

The yellow coaches get you around town and offer great rides and daily tours on dramatic mountain roads and sceneries.

Jungfrau-Pass

Jungfrau Pass

Ideal for a carefree stay in the Jungfrau Region – whether for a long weekend, a whole week or even the whole summer.

Regional-Pass

Regional Pass

Regional-Pass Berner Oberland - Your travel ticket for the entire Bernese Oberland - 60 highlights in only one single ticket.

SBB GA

Swiss Pass

Find travel passes that give you peace of mind flat rate freedom all through Switzerland, every train, boat, bus and city included.

Mountain Peaks not to miss

Schilthorn Piz Gloria

Schilthorn - Piz Gloria

The Swiss Skyline peak - breathtaking panorama on Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau in your face at a James Bond filming location.

Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch

The legendary "Top of Europe", the most amazing mountain experience on 3454 meters above sea level - a different world.

Männlichen

Männlichen

The ultimate scenic ride from Wengen up to mount Männlichen open air on top of the cabin - it is the royal experience.

Grindelwald First

Grindelwald - First

Top of Adventure - get thrilled by First Glider or Flyer, First Cliff Walk or on the agile Mountain Carts or Trottibike scooters.

Schynige Platte

Schynige Platte

Top of Swiss Tradition - the heritage cogwheel train gets you to the botanical alpine garden with the most amazing mountain panorama.

Harder Kulm

Harder Kulm

Top of Interlaken - ascend Interlaken's own mountain and look down upon Lake Brienz and Lake Thun or up at Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn

Brienz Rothorn Bahn

It chugs, steams, screeches and smokes: Switzerland’s only daily steam rack railway has thrilled passengers since 1892.

Niederhorn

Niederhorn

Breathtaking views from above Beatenberg - hiking, observing wildlife, scooter bike, ridge trail, summit experience - it's all there.

Niesen

Niesen

The iconic mountain overseeing lake Thun, the historic cable funicular brings you up along the longest stairs in Switzerland.

Heimwehfluh

Heimwehfluh

Small but nice. The historic funicular at West station takes you up the hill - for a great panorama over Interlaken and Lake Thun.

Pfingsteggbahn

Pfingstegg

A short ride up from Grindelwald offering nature hikes, a toboggan run, a smooth flyer or even a sky dinner

Gelmerbahn

Gelmerbahn

With a gradient of 1065, the steepest passenger funicular railway in Europe in the middle of the archaic rough rocky world of Grimsel.

Activities in and around Interlaken

Hang Gliding Interlaken

Hang Gliding Interlaken

Get ready to fly with on a tandem flight with a friendly specialized pilot - very smoothly or go hardcore. It's up to you.

Twin Paragliding

Twin Paragliding

Discover why birds sing with a paragliding tandem flight over Interlaken - all safe with an experienced pilot.

Outdoor Interlaken

Outdoor Interlaken

Your adventure starts here - maybe it’s white water rafting, sliding down a canyon, a giant rope swing - get busy living.

Skydive Switzerland

Skydive Switzerland

That moment when you realise you’re high above the ground, surrounded by the Swiss Alps, and you’re next to exit the aircraft…

Jetboat Interlaken

Jetboat Interlaken

They will take you on an unforgettable boat trip filled with impressive scenery, unique driving experience & a bit of adrenaline.

Swiss Helicopter

Swiss Helicopter

A wide range of scenic passenger flights all around Switzerland to discover, tailored exactly to your needs and expectations.

Adventure Park Seilpark

Adventure Park Seilpark

A forest playground with wooden bridges, Tarzan swings and zip lines - an exciting day for both beginners and adrenaline seekers.

Swiss Alpine Guides

Swiss Alpine Guides

Safe mountaineering with the experts: Private ice or rock climbing, ski touring, helicopter skiing, glacier- or snowshoe trecks.

Eiger Sport Rental

Eiger Sport Rental

Bicycle rental for a nice ride in summer or snowboard, ski, boots and everything else for any winter activity.

BödeliBad

BödeliBad

The public in- and outdoor pool, just a 5 minute walk from CityChalet. Do a good swim, enjoy the wellness spa or play some miniature golf.

Lidos

Lidos & Open-Air Pools

Sparkling lakes and idyllic lidos invite you to take a refreshing dip in their cooling waters around our lakes Brienz and Thun.

MountainSurf

MountainSurf

Take it easy on a Pedalo, go cruise with a Stand Up Paddle Board, glide with a Kajak or make a trip on lake Thun with on a motor boat.

Golfclub Interlaken

Golfclub Interlaken

Indulge in the challenge of golf on the edge of the nature reserve near Lake Thun in balanced harmony with nature.

Interlaken Walking Tours

Interlaken Walking Tours

Explore traditional aspects of Swiss culture in authentic settings with chocolate and cheese tastings, farm visits and history tours.

Vögeli Horse Stables

Vögeli Horse Stables

Well-trained horses and a versatile park in well-preserved horse-drawn carriages from different eras and areas for riding and carriage rides.

Kletterhalle K44

Indoor Climbing Hall

Six different walls with new routes weekly. There is also a special beginner wall with top rope, a small children's wall, and a bouldering grotto.

Tenniscenter

Tenniscenter Interlaken

The tennis center and school in the nearby Victoria-Jungfrau Hotel & Spa offers indoor granulate and outdoor sand courts.

Racketsport Center

Racketsport Center

The racketsport center in nearby Wilderswil has everything you need for playing some Squash, Badminton or even Tennis.

Eissportzentrum Jungfrau

Ice Sports Center Jungfrau

Do some ice skating or hockey on the large super league sized ice rink or throw some relaxing stones on one of the four curling rinks.

JungfrauPark

JungfrauPark Mysty Land

The magical place gets a smile on children's faces and makes adults become kids again on the trampolin, bouncy castle or ball-pool.

Manor Farm Minigolf

Manor Farm Minigolf

Idyllic miniature golf with 36 tracks in a rustic natural environment near Lake Thun shoreline with a play time of approx. two hours.

Omega Indoor Minigolf

Omega Indoor Minigolf

17 unique courses surrounded by neon street art inspired by the landscapes and animals of the mountains are awaiting you.

SwitzerlandMobility

SwitzerlandMobility

The network for all non-motorized traffic with all maps for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, skating, canoeing and mountaineering.

Day Trips and Excursions

Trümmelbachfälle

TrĂĽmmelbach Falls

With its ten accessible glacial water falls inside the mountain, the TrĂĽmmelbach waterfalls are truly unique in Europe.

Beatushöhlen

St. Beatus Caves

Explore over a kilometer deep into the very heart of the mountain on well-lit walkways stalactites and stalagmites, formed over millions of years.

Giessbachfälle

Giessbach Falls

The Giessbach Falls tumble right past the Grand Hotel in 14 tiers, plunging 400 metres into the depths in thunderous cascades of white.

Aareschlucht

Aare Gorge

Safely experience geology and glaciology through quiet splashing, loud roaring, glacial water, glacial mills and limestone formations

Hängebrücke Sigriswil

Sigriswil Suspension Bridge

Take a walk 182 meters above the gorge and admire the magnificent view of Lake Thun and famous Bernese Oberland peaks.

Beatenberg

Beatenberg

The sunny terrace above lake Thun - even if it is a misty day down in Interlaken. It is notably the longest village in all Switzerland.

Grindelwald

Grindelwald

The rural village surrounded by majestic mountains like the world fames Eiger north face - and inspiring J. K. Rowling by the way.

MĂĽrren

MĂĽrren

The picturesque - car free - village on the sun terrace above Lauterbrunnen valley with the most breathtaking panorama on the Jungfrau.

Wengen Jungfrau

Wengen

The - also car free - village on the other side above Lauterbrunnen valley, a nice scenic stop on your Jungfrau roundtrip.

Brienz

Brienz

The scenic chalet village right on the shores of the turquoise-blue Lake Brienz, the home of Swiss wood carving traditions.

Thun

Thun

The gateway to the Bernese Oberland on the lower end of lake Thun, gorgeous historical buildings with modern urban life.

Bern

Bern

Switzerland's capital, UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the unique street long arcades of the sandstone building type.

Golden Pass Line

Golden Pass Line

Experience an unforgettable journey through Switzerland - from Lucerne through Interlaken to Gstaad and Montreux on lake Geneva.

Maison Cailler

Maison Cailler

Explore the story of our chocolate through a series of interactive, multi-sensorial experiences, and uncover a few secrets along the way.

Kambly Experience

Kambly Experience

Discover the origin of our traditional cookie brand at the Kambly Experience and go on a tour around the Emmental valley with Kambly.

Rheinfall

Rhine Falls

Huge volumes of River Rhine waters fall over the rocks across a width of 150 meters. Don’t miss the journey and climb to the central rock.

Blausee

Blausee

The Blausee, an adventure for all senses. Enjoy the interaction of silence and relaxation in a mystical landscape of the Blue Lake.

Zermatt Matterhorn

Zermatt Matterhorn

Take the chance of seeing the iconic Matterhorn - the mountain on your Toblerone chocolate bar - yourself in a great one day excursion.

Basel - Culture Unlimited

Basel

Cosmopolitan hustle & bustle blends with relaxed conviviality and urban style meets - history, culture and world class architecture.

ZĂĽrich

ZĂĽrich

Switzerland's largest city with its history back to the medieval, a global financial and cultural hub and our gateway to the world.

Luzern

Lucerne

Amongst the world's prettiest cities, rich in sights and attractions like the Chapel Bridge, Jesuit Church, the Lion Monument and the KKL

A Taste of Culture

Ballenberg

Ballenberg

The Swiss open air museum showing 100+ historic buildings from all regions of Switzerland, heritage craftmanship and 200 farm animals.

Thunersee Schloesser

Lake Thun Castles

Five castles, each with its own unique personality, connected by one of the most beautiful lakes of Switzerland.

Tellspiele

Tellspiele

The dramatic open air play of WIlliam Tell by Friedrich Schiller about the founding fathers of Helvetic Confederation (in German).​

Spycher

Spycher Folklore Show

Daily free folklore show that takes you on a journey through Swiss culture with like a dance, yodelling and Alpine horns

TourisMuseum

TourisMuseum

The exciting history of tourism in Switzerland, an enjoyable journey through 500 years of Alpine tourism history in the rectory from 1630.

Alpenwildpark

Alpine Wildlife Park

In the park situated at Harder funicular base station several paddocks are devoted to the majestic ibex and a colony of marmots.

Kunsthaus Interlaken

Kunsthaus Interlaken

The cultural center of Interlaken at the Höhematte with attractive events and changing exhibitions on different topics.

Ciné Rex + Piccolo

Ciné Rex + Piccolo

Since more than 100 years, family Corti passionately shows movies of all couleur in the cozy cinema on Centralstrasse.

Made in Bern

Made in Bern

Need more? Here is a great collection of cultural places, museums, castles, happenings and events in our state Canton of Bern.

Restaurants for Dining out

Restaurant Stadthaus

Restaurant Stadthaus

In the historic town center, renown and lively Swiss TV chef René Schudel serves alpine classics, Swiss wines and regional beers on tap.

Restaurant Bären

Restaurant Bären

In the rustic historic Chalet, the chef Bäre-Housi and his team is famous for his Swiss specialties menu, cheese Fondue and wines.

Restaurant Brasserie 17

Restaurant Brasserie 17

Interlakens No.1 for food & fun. Casual dining (try the ribs & wings) and 6 beers on tap. Free live concerts on Thursdays.

Ristorante Arcobaleno

Ristorante Arcobaleno

Enjoy a real Italian dish or pizza in this cozy place in one of the nicest buildings on main street of old town Unterseen.

Restaurant Top-o-Met

Restaurant Top-o-Met

Treat yourself with a great view on Interlaken and it's surroundings with a drink in the Café on top of the only highrise in town.

Ristorante West End

Ristorante West End

Authentic traditional Italian cuisine served by Paolo Feci and his team. Ask for the specialties with the porcini he harvests himself.

HĂĽsi Bierhaus

HĂĽsi Bierhaus

HĂĽsi is located just around the corner; 15 beers on tap, 70+ beers in bottles, 'cos no evening is complete without a tasty craft beer.

Restaurant LuegibrĂĽggli

Restaurant LuegibrĂĽggli

The breathtaking panorama sometimes make you forget the excellent traditional Swiss cuisine of the chef - or vice versa.

Du Lac Iseltwald

Du Lac Iseltwald

Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Iseltwald on lake Brienz shore, you enjoy the best Swiss fish cuisine.

Restaurant Lucky Ming

Restaurant Lucky Ming

Authentic Chinese food Cantonese Style, freshly cooked with lots of fresh vegetables, run by the same family for decades.

Spice India

Spice India

Great food rich in flavours and spices, great service and very tasteful decor, greeted with a lovely smell and soothing music.

Layali Beirut

Layali Beirut

The unique taste of Lebanese cuisine. Freshly cooked every day with halal meat only, also available vegetarian or vegan upon request.

Culinary and Delicatessen

Funky Chocolate Club

Funky Chocolate Club

Make a workshop to learn how to make your own delicious Swiss chocolate or enjoy chocolate even more with a tasting event.

Confiserie Rieder

Confiserie Rieder

Delicious hand-made pastries, cakes, pralines and fantastic croissants, you should definitely try the legendary "Truffes-Torte".

Café Gelateria Crêpino

Café Gelateria Crêpino

Try the traditional French crĂŞpe on a new level in creative sweet or salty compositions, freshly made right in front of you.

Jungfrau Bräu

Jungfrau Bräu

Small craft beer brewery from Hofstetten, available on tap in selected restaurants and bottled in various local grocery stores.

Rugenbräu

Rugenbräu

Rugenbräu stands for an over 150-year-old beer brewing tradition in the Bernese Oberland. Enjoy in any Restaurant.

Haarige Kuh

The Hairy Cow Brewery

Inspired by the craft beer scene in the US and UK, the cow brews a wide range of beers from IPA's to Sours, available in selected shops.

Groceries

Michel Beck

Michel Beck

Various delicious breads, croissants made daily with traditional bakery craft; as well as pralines, confectionery and celebratory cakes.

Bäckerei Reinle

Bäckerei Reinle

Freshly baked bread and rolls every day, original pastries, patisserie and chocolate specialties, various snacks and sandwiches.

Konditorei Mohler

Konditorei Mohler

With great craftsmanship, kneading, shaping and braiding is done in Mohler's bakery. Don't miss the homemade "Kirschstängeli".

Chäs Fritz

Chäs Fritz

Large selection of cheese, dairy products, meats, regional specialties, raclette and fondue accessories and various gift items.

Blaue Kuh

Blaue Kuh

Versatile meat specialties such as bone-aged beef, sausages from our own production, meat platters and catering services.

Andrea's Unverpackt Laden

Andrea's Unverpackt Laden

Andrea offers all unpackaged regional, plastic-free, organic, untreated, homemade products, delicatessen and goods.

..and all the big ones, of course:

Annual Events taking place in Interlaken

Touch the Mountains

Touch the Mountains

Interlaken starts the new year with a rock & pop music festival on January 1st followed by a pyro musical on Höheweg, all free of charge (Jan).

Lauberhornrennen

Lauberhorn Ski Race

Part of the FIS Ski Worldcup, the Lauberhorn is the longest downhill race in the circus, on its original steep slopes since 1930 (Jan).

Interlaken Classics

Interlaken Classics

Europe-wide one of most important classical music festivals for young talents with its own orchestra accompanied by master classes (May).

Greenfield Festival

Greenfield Festival

Legendary top names in metal, hard rock and punk are showing of three days in June on stage on the former military air field (Jun).

Swiss Economic Forum

Swiss Economic Forum

At Switzerland’s leading economic conference, 1000+ leading personalities from business, academia, politics and the media meet (Jun).

Trucker & Country

Trucker & Country

3 days in June, Europe's largest truck gathering lines up 1500+ heavy vehicles , surrounded with a festival village and lots of country music (Jun).

Swiss National Day

Swiss National Day

On August first, Interlaken is celebrating Swiss national day with a wonderful parade and huge public fireworks on Höhematte at night (Aug).

Brienzersee Rockfestival

Lake Brienz Rockfestival

Tree days of music on lake Brienz shoreline, since 1988 one of the coziest and classic rock music festivals in Switzerland (Aug).

Inferno Triathlon

Inferno Triathlon

From Thun you swim 3.1km, then road bike 97km, then mountain bike 30km and finally run 25km to Schilthorn peak (Aug).

Jungfrau Marathon

Jungfrau Marathon

42.195 km with 1'829 meters ascend from Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg - the most beautiful marathon in the world (Sep).

Ironman Thun

Iron Man Thun

The classic disciplines swimming, running and biking in pristine waters in view of majestic mountains at Lake Thun (Sep).

Brienzerseelauf

Lake Brienz Run

One of the oldest and most beautiful long-distance races in Switzerland 35 kilometers around Lake Brienz. (Oct).

Ice Magic

Ice Magic

Winter magic ice-skating experience on ice rinks linked by curving paths, with our snow-covered mountain panorama as a backdrop (Dec-Feb).

Unspunnenfest

Unspunnenfest

The largest festival on Swiss folklore traditions like flag throwing and stone putting. Ok, this one is only every 12 years, next time in 2029.