THINGS TO DO IN INTERLAKEN
THINGS TO DO IN INTERLAKEN
Are you considering a trip to Interlaken, Switzerland? If so, we’ve put together some of the best things to do in Interlaken. Located between the crystal clear waters of Lake Thun & Lake Brienz, Interlaken is a breathtaking location to view the magnificent Swiss Alps. We hope this blog will help, as you plan a trip to this spectacular resort town. There are numerous activities that Interlaken offers. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or someone wanting a relaxing time by the lakes, Interlaken caters for everyone. Interlaken, Switzerland is nothing short of breathtaking and is a must for your bucket list!
CRUISE LAKE BRIENZ & LAKE THUN
A visit to Interlaken should include a cruise of the lakes. It’s a relaxing and picturesque way to admire the views of Interlaken. During our visit, we experienced an incredible hop on, hop off experience last summer as we sailed the calm waters of Lake Brienz. The surroundings are jaw dropping with magnificent natural features to behold. The boat cruise allows you to hop on and hop off as you desire, giving you time to explore some of the amazing towns/villages at your own leisure. A good afternoon was spent exploring the beautiful chalet villages, browsing through the local shops and cooling ourselves off by the lake side. We highly recommend this experience.
ADMIRE THE VIEWS FROM HARDER KULM
Take a short ten minute fenicular ride and ascend to Harder Kulm. With a viewpoint of 1321 metres, Harder Kulm is also known as the Top of Interlaken. Here, you can take advantage of the observation deck, providing magnificent panoramic views over Interlaken. Enjoy a bite to eat at the summit restaurant or sit back, relax and listen to the traditional swiss folk music performed by the locals. In addition, there are numerous walking tracks which can be enjoyed.
There’s a saying that if Interlaken had a King, then this is where he would reside. If you’re lucky enough to visit, you’ll understand why.
MAKE AND EAT SWISS CHOCOLATE
What’s a visit to Switzerland without making your own chocolate. The Funky Chocolate Club in the heart of Interlaken, offer fun, hands on workshops, allowing you to taste, create and decorate your own swiss chocolate. Their workshops run for about 1-1.5 hours, complete with funky chef hats, aprons and ingredients all provided.
Everything you make, you get to keep. As the chocolates need to cool down, you will need to return later to pick up your treats. They are usually ready one hour after your activity.
The workshop was presented in English so that was great too!
TAKE A HIKE
There’s no doubt in my mind that Interlaken/Switzerland offer some of the most beautiful walking tracks in the world. Many intrepid hikers can be seen at various points during a visit to Interlaken. With views of charming valleys, tall peaks and emerald blue waters, there’s no reason to say no to hiking in Interlaken.
ENJOY INTERLAKEN’S GREAT OUTDOORS
Interlaken offers so many outdoor activities. From thrill seeking adventures, such as paragliding, jet boating and sky diving just to name a few. Of course, there are more gentle options such as a leisurely kayak cruise on the lakes. A great way to get active and truly experience the heart of Interlaken.
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WHERE TO STAY IN INTERLAKEN
If you’re looking for a hotel, be sure to check out Hotel Hirschen. Filled with character and old charm, this stunning Swiss-Chalet like building dates back to the 16th century.
While there are no lifts to the upper floors, the Swiss Alps, picturesque exterior and charming interior will certainly win you over. A short walk or a quick bus ride to the town centre, this hotel ticks all the boxes. Complete with wifi and breakfast too!