Best Things To Do in Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken is the tourist capital of the Bernese Oberland. region. Also, knows as The town between the lakes, it has been a vacation resort for more than 300 years. The town is a major tourist destination acting as a gateway to the various mountains, lakes and other treasures of the Swiss Alps. The town acts as a base camp for all the adventure enthusiasts who have come to explore, hike and conquer the treasures and mountains of the Swiss Alps.

The best way to make the most of your experience of this paradise amidst the hills is by taking part in some of the best things to do in Interlaken which include taking a tour of places like Hoheweg, Harder, Schynige Platte, Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, St. Beatus Caves, Alpine Garden, The Eiger Trail, Bachalpsee and the Maennlichen Romantikweg. When in the town one has to catch a glimpse of the history of Interlaken in the various museums and castles in and around the town like Touristik Museum, Unspunnen Castle, Rothenfluh Ruins, Heimat museum and the Interlaken Monastery and Castle. One of the top things to do when in Interlaken is to make the most of your surroundings and take part in some adrenaline pumping adventure and outdoor sports like hiking, trekking, canoeing, sailing, rafting, canyoning, hang-gliding, base-jumping, para-sailing, cycling, trekking, skiing and much more. The pristine beauty of Interlaken gives you a pleasant, delightful and memorable experience to take back home.

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Must see places in Interlaken ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Interlaken and point of interests to visit.

  1. # 1 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 6515 times in trip plans
    Harder Kulm

    Tags: Mountain, Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail

    Address: Harderkulm, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    They call this mountain 'Intelaken's Local Mountain'. Of all the huge massifs rising all around the Bern Canton, this one is probably the easiest to get to the top. It is only 1322 metres tall, and yo...Read more

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    Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland Image

    Tags: Entertainment, Workshop

    Address: Jungfraustrasse 35, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details

    People don't immediately associate Interlaken with chocolates but this delightful and friendly workshop and chocolate making will soon fix that for you. Tatiana and Michaela offer hour long workshops....Read more

  3. # 3 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 1136 times in trip plans

    Tags: Tour, Food And Drinks, Brewery

    Address: Wagnerenstrasse 40, 3800 Matten b. Interlaken, Switzerland

    Timings: 07:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This historic brewery, formed in 1892, is now a winery and distillery too. With seven home brews, wines from all over Europe (including their own Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) and six different whiskeys,...Read more

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    Unspunnen Castle

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Unspunnen Castle (Ruin), 3812 Wilderswil, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Continuing the castle trail of Interlaken is this 12th century ruin. It changed hands multiple times during its history and played a prominent role in local conflicts. Abandoned in the 18th century th...Read more

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    Rothenfluh Ruins

    Tags: Trail, Hiking Trail, Ancient Ruin, Castle

    Address: Kirchgasse 43 3812 Wilderswil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The second and more remote of the ruins of Wilderswil, this 13th century castle was abandoned in the 16th century, after which it fell into ruins. The ruins are not easy to get to, but there are two p...Read more

  6. # 6 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 1988 times in trip plans
    Ruine Weissenau

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Ruine Weissenau, 3800 Unterseen, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Cross the River Aare into Unterseen from Interlaken. Follow the boat canal to the mouth of the river. There, you'll find the ruins of an ancient castle from the 13th century. Its origins are unclear, ...Read more

  7. # 7 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 1165 times in trip plans
    The Eiger Trail

    Tags: Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Address: Eigergletscher, 3823 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Of all the trails in the Grindelwald region, none come closer to the north face of the Eiger than this one. Barely a short walk from the station later you'll find yourself right under the incredible m...Read more

  8. # 8 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 918 times in trip plans

    Tags: Mountain, Waterfront, Hiking Trail, Lake

    Address: Bachalpsee, Grindelwald, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    In a region known for its hiking trails this one has become famous for being perhaps the most postcard-perfect. At the end of the hike is a mirror lake, popular for the crystal clear reflection the mo...Read more

  9. # 9 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 1263 times in trip plans
    Bergrestaurant Bussalp

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Bussalpstr, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    So there are several ways to get to this restaurant hamlet 1800 metres above sea level. The easiest would be to take the yellow bus from Grindelwald up to here, a 40 minute ride. But you should also k...Read more

  10. # 10 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 928 times in trip plans

    Tags: Mountain, View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Address: 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Rising 2,681 metre high between Lake Brienz and Grindelwald, this featureless summit is the popular end point of several hiking trails. The mountain's location gives it an unparalleled dominant view o...Read more

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    Maennlichen Romantikweg

    Tags: Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Address: Maennlichen, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Romantic trail is well named. Consider your scenery. To the south, you always in sight of Eiger's forbidding north wall. A gentle breeze brushes through beautiful meadows of cotton grass and flowe...Read more

  12. # 12 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 347 times in trip plans
    Mannlichen Royal Walk

    Tags: View Point, Walking Area

    Address: Maennlichen, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    You read that right. This is a walk, not a hike. It's a stroll of about 700 metres from the cableway station Wengen Männlichen to Mannlichen peak. The walk itself does not look like anything spec...Read more

  13. # 13 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 637 times in trip plans

    Tags: Mountain, Hiking Trail, Nature

    Address: Restaurant Aellfluh, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a popular mid-point stop for various hikes leading down to Grindelwald, notably hikes starting from Bort or Oberhaus. Most hikes are best when sunny. This one is best when it's lightly raining...Read more

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    Paragliding Interlaken

    Tags: Outdoors, Adventure, Sky Diving

    Address: Hoheweg 115, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

    Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Ever dreamt of flying? Why not go paragliding?! Paragliding Interlaken Ltd. is one of Switzerland’s leading experts in tandem paragliding flights. Having highly qualified and professional pilots...Read more

  15. # 15 of 148 Things To Do in Interlaken | Added 1093 times in trip plans

    Tags: View Point, Restaurant

    Address: Heimwehfluh, 3800 Matten bei Interlaken, Switzerland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This 1906 funicular, the Heimwehfluhbahn, climbs a short way up the hill to Heimwehfluh, where a restaurant terrace and a historic lookout tower await you. There is more to do here than to just eat an...Read more

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  • St Beatus Caves

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Rogglischeune

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Burgruine Weissenau

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Kirche Amsoldingen

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Meiringen Burgruine Resti

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Brunngasse

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Oeschinensee

  • Lake Brienz

  • Lake Brienz

  • Lungernsee

  • Bachalpsee

  • Eisee

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  • Schloss Spiez

    Schlossstrasse 16

  • Ed. Jobin AG

    Hauptstrasse 111

  • Schloss Thun

    Schlossberg 1

  • Ballenberg Open-Air Museum

    Museumsstrasse 131

  • Sherlock Holmes Museum

    Bahnhofstrasse 26

  • Schloss Oberhofen


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  • Jungfrau Park

    Obere Bönigstrasse 100

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Kinderspielplatz Funland

    Tempelstrasse 18

    Amusement Parks
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  • Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken AG

    Strandbadstrasse 44

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  • Bistro Bar Ratsstübli

    Rathausplatz 6

    Bars Restaurants
  • Restaurant Neuhaus

    Allmendstrasse 32

    Restaurants Bars Night Clubs
  • Eden Beach

    Seestrasse 12

    Fast Food Bars
  • Avocado Bar

    Dorfstrasse 158

    Bars Restaurants
  • Appaloosa Saloon

    Thunstrasse 45

    Mexican Bars
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  • Casino Interlaken

    Strandbadstrasse 44

    Casinos and Gaming
  • City Park

    Postgasse 10

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Interlaken Classics

    Höheweg 72

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Phönix Spiele

    Obere Hauptgasse 60

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Thun / GOLDEN GAMES Peter Schorno

    Hofstettenstrasse 35

    Casinos and Gaming Bars
  • Casino Thun Betriebs AG

    Hofstettenstrasse 35

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Strandbad Bönigen

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  • Alpiglen

  • North face Trail

  • Schilthorn

  • Sunnighorn

  • Dossenhütte SAC

  • Gschwandtenmad

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  • Brünig Indoor - Schiess-Sport-Zentrum

    Walchistrasse 30

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Waffenhaus Schneider

    Dorfplatz 12a

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Kurt Klopfenstein

    Interlakenstrasse 80

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Hans Brunner


    Hunting and Fishing
  • Rudolf Thomann

    Dorfgässli 1

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Maeders Gastronomie Betriebe AG


    Hunting and Fishing
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  • Arena Thun

    Weststrasse 12

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Rollhockeyhalle Wimmis

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  • Sporthalle Lachen

    Gwattstrasse 25

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  • Ilfisstadion

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  • Ilfis Stadium

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  • Lachen Stadion

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