Interlaken Travel Guide - Visit Top Attractions of The Town Hassle-free With Private Airport Taxiby Alexander Fischer Founder & CEO
Nestled in the beautiful alps of Bernese Oberland region of central Switzerland, Interlaken is one of the most famous spots known for mountain-related sports where the Lake Thun and Lake Brienz spread on the narrow stretch of a valley welcome while the stunning picture-perfect location and plenty of pubs make it a popular place to visit during the summer. The place does not lack its features in winters, rather it is full of snowy roads, snow-capped mountains, and lots of fondue cafes with outdoor seating bring you the amazing experience. The beautiful natural surroundings of the place maintain the old charm of the city and create a perfect holiday destination for everyone.
What Is The Best Time To Visit Interlaken?
The best time to visit Interlaken is during the summer from June to August when the weather is warm to enjoy summer activities like hiking, rock climbing, sailing or cycling, etc. During this time, the temperature can hit 20-degree Celsius and all the cable cars and trails are open. You can also enjoy the Greenfield festival in June to witness the performances by rock bands across the world.
But if you love skiing and snowboarding, you can visit the place in winter. It can be cold, freezing and fewer clouds but the views are breathtaking to enjoy winter sports.
What To Expect In Interlaken?
If you are planning to visit Switzerland this year, you might be aware of the fact that it is one of the most expensive countries to visit but that does not mean you can’t visit it on a budget. All you need to book activities in advance like transportation or hotels etc and cook your own meal to stay under budget. Talking about the languages, French, German and Italian are the official languages but the most commonly spoken language is the Swiss dialect of German. Swiss Franc is the currency.
How To Get To Interlaken?
As Interlaken is situated in the center of Switzerland, it is close to a few major airports which make traveling to Interlaken by plane or train easier.
By Air - -Bern, Switzerland's capital city has the closest airport to Interlaken situated 51.3 km from the city. You can book a private transfer from Bern Airport to Interlaken to reach the town hassle-free and comfortable. As Bern Airport only serves a couple of European destinations, booking a flight from Zurich airport to Interlaken is also a great idea as it flies all over the world from Korea to Philadelphia as well as well-connected to train.
By Train/Bus - Interlaken has an excellent public rail system that covers the entire country of Switzerland with well-maintained trains. You can take a train from Zurich or any other major Swiss city. It takes 2 hours to travel from Zurich to Interlaken by rail. It has two terminals - west and east. You can also take the buses from Rome, Paris, Florence, and Munich to Interlaken.
Private Airport Transfer - To make your journey easier, hassle-free and comfortable, booking private airport transfer services is also a great idea. The professional chauffeurs pick you up at the airport and take you wherever you want in the city in the latest fleet of luxury cars.
Things To Do And See In Interlaken
Interlaken is the perfect place to observe the magnificent scenery while enjoying the cool lakeside resort. Whether it is boat tours on Lakes Thun and Brienz or thrilling train and funicular rides. The jaw-dropping construction alongside the cliff known as First Cliff Walk gives you the experience of narrow walking thousands of meters above the valley while the colors of the glacier water at Lake Bachalpsee is the iconic place for photography.
Harder Kulm - One of the iconic viewpoints to visit, Harder Kulm is situated next to the Harder Alpine Wildlife Park - a funicular ride at a 64-degree gradient up the Harder to an altitude of 1322 meters to witness the magnificent views of the Jungfrau area, Interlaken and the lakes.
St. Beatus Caves and Waterfalls - Next to the banks of Lake Thun, St. Beatus Caves are the caves in the heart of Swiss mountains that take around an hour to walk around. They are lit and spacious enough to walk around freely.
Höhematte Park - If you love photography and nature, this is the perfect place for you which offers beautiful views to Jungfrau mountain. Spread over 14 hectares in the heart of the town, it is surrounded by hotels and flower-beds.
Museum of Tourism -Do you want to know the history of tourism in the Jungfrau region? This is the place that covers everything from early transport and hotels to skiing in the 3-floors of exhibits.
Grindelwald - A town in the Interlaken region, it is full of the best sports and activities in the Swiss mountains. You can ski down the Kleine Scheidegg mountain.
Niederhorn - If you want to explore one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Bernese Oberland, take a short bus ride from Interlaken and then a cable car will take you up to the halfway station and will continue by the funiculars to the Niederhorn, restaurant, and views across Lake Thun and the Alps.
Monastery and Castle - The former Augustinian monastery of Interlaken dates to the 12th century where you can see the 14th-century bell tower along with a Gothic cloister and chapel dating from 1452. Don’t forget to explore the variety of window designs in the castle church.
Where To Stay In Interlaken?
Deciding where to stay in Interlaken can be a difficult task due to the variety of exceptional hotels and resorts. To help you out here, we have collected a list of hotels according to your budget requirements. Let’s have a look:
Budget Hotels - If you have a decided budget for your accommodation, we would recommend you Walters Hostel Interlaken with a garden and barbeque facilities where you can enjoy continental food and plenty of winter activities around Interlaken. Or just 500 meters from Interlaken West Port, Apartment Tony is also a good option with a single bedroom and close proximity to Bern-Belp airport.
Mid-Range Hotels - Situated 200 meters from the Interlaken West station, Hotel Alphorn is a great choice to start the day with Swiss buffet breakfast and enjoy skiing and hiking experiences while Post Hardermannli is located only a 5-minute walk from the center of Jungfrau Massive.
Luxury Hotels -Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage is just a 5-minute walk from the Interlaken Ost train station with ultimate views of Swiss alps, indoor pool, and a restaurant while Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa gives you the privilege location in Interlaken between two beautiful lakes.
What To Eat In Interlaken?
Interlaken is relatively a small town with only 5000 residents but there are plenty of restaurants and cafes to taste the delicious local and international cuisine. Wine Art is a stylish and decent ambiance with dark wood floors to enjoy over 600 wines with delicious Mediterranean food like buffalo mozzarella, rocket salad or honey glazed vegetables. The Little Thai is one of the best restaurants that serve red and green curries, coconuts and local fish. Goldener Anker is also a fantastic restaurant serving Swiss traditional food including Swiss Cheese in a fondue. Husi Bierhaus, La Terrasse, and Top O’ Met are also good options.
Essential Travel Tips Before Visiting Interlaken
Always carry a hotel card with you when you go outside to avail of free travel in any type of public transport and discounts on cultural events.
Interlaken is considered one of the quickest and safest in Europe. You should follow the basic traffic rules and do not leave your bags and luggage unattended.
For winter holidays, mid-January to late February is the best time if you book the hotels in advance as the number of tourists is high.
Almost all the restaurants and bars include service charges in their total bill.
Saturday is considered a short working day and Sunday is closed.
What do We Want To Say?
Interlaken is considered as the door to the Swiss alps and with the help of this travel guide, you can make your journey much easier, organized and hassle-free. Around Lake Thun, you can enjoy the fabulous mountain views, ancient churches, and beautiful sunset. If you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience, it has a wide range of activities from hiking, to cannoning and boating on the mountain floods of the town. Follow this travel guide and make your journey a lifetime memorable experience.
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