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Interlaken Swiss Travel Guide - Tourist Information

Destination Travel Guide - Tourist Information

Interlaken name comes from ‘In between lakes’ – namely Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.
They call it Thunersee – See being lake in German. So Lake Brienz becomes Brienzersee.

Interlaken switzerland Photos

Interlaken switzerland Photo

In my opinion, it is THE place to make a base location to explore key visitor attractions in Switzerland. Key being its location – almost in the center of all key swiss destinations like Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Jungfraugh, Muren, Wengen, Bernese Oberland, Lausanne, Zermatt, Shilthorn, Berne, Zurich, Lucerne and so on.

Keep at least 3 days to explore this fantastic landscape which includes snow mountains, Lakes, boats, scenic railways, waterfalls. It is a very picturesque place so have your camera handy. You can take the typical ‘holiday postcard’ like photos in this region. It is at the foot the famous trio of peaks, the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau.

You can explore various attractions near Interlaken like Jungfraujoch Top of Europe-The highest railway station in Europe, Schilthorn-Piz Gloria, Beatenberg-Niederhorn for fine panoramic views extend from the Lakes of Thun and Brienz to the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, The St. Beatus Caves, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

One more interesting place id Harder Kulm which offers fine views of the Bernese Oberland "capital" (between the Lakes of Brienz and Thun) as well as the entire Jungfrau Region. Particularly popular with children are the trip to the top by funicular and the Alpine wildlife park at the valley station, near Interlaken Ost railway station.

The dock from where you can catch ferries is just behind the Interlaken West Rail station. It would be worth buying the swiss pass since it’s valid on most modes of transport including rail, bus and boats.

During my first visit to Interlaken, we stayed at a YHA hostel which was pretty good and cheap. During my second visit, I opted for a self catering apartment which is about 5 to 10 minutes walk from the rail station. There are good hotels as well if you prefer.

Interlaken Tourism Information Office:
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
Phone Information +41 (0)33 826 53 00
Phone Reservation +41 (0)33 826 53 01
Fax +41 (0)33 826 53 75

How to go there - Train, Rail, Air/Flights

Nearest airports are Zurich, Bern, Basel. However its not too far (2.5 hours by rail) from Geneva either.

Its very well connected by swiss rail from all key stations.

Swiss Rail / Train Travel Information - Use following timetable in association with



Use this Timetable to query your journey between various Swiss Destinations. It is in collaboration with swiss rail site

Swiss rail is one of the most efficient in the world. Swiss travel system is arguably world's best integrates travel systm with rail / train, bus and ferry / boat timings well coordinated to give a great experience to travellers.

You will also be able to buy online tickets, rail passes, rail cards, see destination information etc.


Places to see including short tours / trips to nearby attractions, destinations
1. Lake Thun  
2. Jungfraugh  
3. Lake Brienz  
4. St. Beatres caves  
5. Shilthorn  


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Interlaken tourist guide


Interlaken Switzerland Photos

This site covers all areas for travelling in Switzerland. It covers travels to many switzerland cities: Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zerlmat, Interlaken. There is a comprehensive travel information section: Swiss Rail Train Tickets, Switzerland Rail Train Map, Swiss Train Rail Timetable, Information, RailCards and Passes, Air Travel

This page last updated in Feb 2016