Interlaken holiday region

By land, water or even air – it never gets boring in and around Interlaken. The region offers a variety of activities.

If you are looking for adrenaline-fuelled activities, look no further. Interlaken offers thrilling activities, such as paragliding, white water rafting, canyoning, bungee jumping or heli-skiing. But relaxation, indulgence and shopping also play an important role at this holiday destination. Do you want to escape the stress of everyday life and find moments of pure relaxation? A trip with the Lake Thun or Brienz cruises will help you to achieve this. A very special experience is a trip with the paddle wheel steamships “Blümlisalp” and “Lötschberg” or a shopping tour in the picturesque Old Town of Thun.


Enjoy nature and immerse yourself in the olden days

The Niesen, Harder, Brienzer Rothorn or Niederhorn are among the destinations where you can breathe in fresh mountain air and enjoy the views across the Lake Thun or Brienz. The Ballenberg allows visitors to travel back in time. The open-air museum portrays how our ancestors lived 100 years ago. Customs and culture are part of Interlaken’s everyday life. Alpine cheese, for example, is made by hand and Brienz has a long-standing tradition in wood processing. To this day, the picturesque village is still home to a school for woodcarving and violin-making.

Botanischer Alpengarten, Schynige Platte
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Flower power with panorama

The Schynige Platte offers inspiring panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The secret star is the Botanical Alpine Garden, which contains more than 720 Swiss alpine plants just waiting to be admired. Paul Brunner and the team at the Alpine Garden care for the plants with great devotion – and are happy to answer the questions of curious visitors.

Winterkajak-Tour am Brienzersee mit Dave Storey von der Kajakschule Hightide
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Kayaking in winter

Kayaking in winter is everything except cold. Warming drysuits guarantee an experience of next-level comfort on the wintry Lake Brienz. Something that Dave Storey discovered for himself. He shows his guests steep rock faces, mystical and moody views and the power of nature.


Contact and information

Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
CH-3800 Interlaken