Interlaken Travel Guide

Interlaken Travel Guide

Interlaken, Switzerland, is a scenic location to visit and is a good base to explore the surrounding area, with many outdoor activities to keep you entertained.

It is great to visit any time of year, with summer offering some spectacular views on a clear day, and winter providing a cold, snow-covered scene to last in the memory.

Some of the key aspects are considered below.

Getting There

Hiring a car (more on this here) is probably your best bet, enabling you to visit each area around Interlaken conveniently to you, particularly on your drive there. The roads themselves are easy to navigate and drive on.

An alternative would be to take the train from your arrival at either Zurich or Geneva airport, and this will take you around 2-hours.

Once in Interlaken, you can get by mostly with cable-cars, local buses, and trains. The Jungfrau tourist website offers a good number of money-saving passes, depending on what you want to do, so check this out when building your final itinerary.


A picturesque village located between two mountain chains, some of the buildings here date back to the 16th century.

Relax by Lake Brienz and discover some of the information about the Jungfrau region, before embarking upon any hiking adventures of your own.

Interlaken Travel Guide
Jungfrau Railway

A mountain railway taking passengers 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), from Kleine Scheidegg to the highest railway station in Europe, at Jungfraujoch.

Kleine Scheidegg

Located beneath the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau at 2,061 metres you can embark on the railway journey from here to the Jungfraujoch.

A mountain pass, from here you get a good view of the Eiger North Face. There is a railway station here, restaurants, and some hotels.



At 3,454 metres, the Jungfrau railway reaches Europe's highest altitude railway station. There are a number of activities at the top you can partake in, and if you go on a day with little cloud, be prepared for an outstanding view.

Lake Bachalpsee

The area around Lake Bachalpsee is incredible to look at. With the surrounding mountain peaks reflecting in the water, you will hold this view in your memory for a long time.

Interlaken Travel Guide

A small Swiss Alpine village, located 1,274 metres. This town can only be accessed by the railway. It is ideal to have a slow walk around and admire the presentation of the houses.

Trümmelbach Falls

An opportunity to venture into the mountains and see the waterfalls is one not to be missed. There are a series of ten glacier-waterfalls here, and as you climb and/or descend the steps, you will see each, in turn, all originating from the one water source. There is a lift to help with accessibility if required.

First Cliff Walk by Tissot

Built alongside the cliff, this narrow walkway is a great experience, especially as you look down to the valleys below, and gain some fantastic views of the Swiss Alps.

Where to Stay

Hotel comparison websites such as*,*, and Agoda* will show you the prices for hotels in and around Interlaken.


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Thomas Goddard

Thomas Goddard

Thomas is Expert with Points' travel writer, covering a variety of travel locations with handy guides on the must-see places on any trip.

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