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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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Interlaken

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  1. #1 of 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 6519 itineraries
    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

  2. #2 of 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 2130 itineraries
    Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland Image
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    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 1137 itineraries
    Rugenbrau

    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

  4. #4 of 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 2169 itineraries
    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

  5. #5 of 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 2146 itineraries
    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 1992 itineraries
    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 1167 itineraries
    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 921 itineraries
    Bachalpsee

    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 1266 itineraries
    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 928 itineraries
    Faulhorn

    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

  11. #11 of 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 391 itineraries
    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 347 itineraries
    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 640 itineraries
    Aellfluh

    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

  14. #14 of 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 4706 itineraries
    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 151 Things To Do in Interlaken
    - Used in 1095 itineraries
    Heimwehfluhbann

    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

Activities And Tours

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  • Save 4% Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Interlaken
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    Duration: 7 Hrs

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    Duration: 8 Hrs

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    Duration: 6 Hrs

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  • Save 1% Helicopter Skydive in Interlaken
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    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Breathtaking view into the Swiss Alps while riding a Helicopter to 14'000 feet. Open the door, take a deep breath and skydive...

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