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Interlaken is a city that easily fits the title of a “gem of the Swiss Alps”. Indeed, this city has a truly mesmerizing beauty. That is the reason why so many famous people have always liked it. It is so easy to feel envious to local people because it looks like they have nothing to worry about since they live in an Eden. That is why there is nothing strange in the fact that locals are very cute and friendly people. They share their good mood and cheerfulness with every person they meet. At the same time, it would be a mistake to call them unrestrained. The truth is, they know when to express emotions and when it is better not to do that.
Interlaken is simply made for relaxation. This wonderful city attracts tourists all year round. The best way to get acquainted with its sights is to make a walk along its streets. You can … Open
Tourists should never ever be afraid to ask locals for help. Interlaken residents are always ready to help. However, if they cannot do something, they will not make futile promises and will refuse politely and tactfully. When staying in any city in Switzerland, Interlaken included, always answer “Switzerland” to a question about the best country in the world. No other answer will ever be accepted. Actually, local people may tell that Switzerland is the best country many times. Tourists can act politely and agree – that will flatter local people and make them even friendlier.
Festivals in Interlaken are always fantastic and unforgettable events that you will definitely not want to miss. At the beginning of June, vacationers will find it very interesting to visit the event named Greenfield. It lasts three days. This is the time when the festival’s venue (namely, Flugplatz military base) is filled with the sound guitar riffs, inviting all visitors to dance as they have never danced before. Among headliners, there are always popular and famous performers because the festival has a reputation of a prestigious and very interesting event. In total, roughly 30,000 people visit the festival and enjoy different subgenres of rock music, from punk to heavy metal. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Even recently Interlaken was considered an exclusively summer resort. The main entertainment it offered were walks in beautiful natural places. Today travelers visit the city all year round. … Open
There is one more music-related event in the city. It begins at the end of March and ends in the middle of April. This is the period of time when classic music reigns in Interlaken. Opera, symphonic, and chamber music are the main genres here. The festival is recognized as one of the most important events in whole Switzerland. The fact that famous bandmasters, orchestras, and performers visit this festival is one more proof of its high status. Known as Interlaken Classics Music Festival, this event takes place in different locations in the city – concert halls, theaters, and operas.
Interlaken, Switzerland One more interesting event takes place in Grindelwald, a village not far from Interlaken. This interesting event is held in the middle of January and is called Grindelwald World Snow Festival. As it is not hard to guess from its name, the event is dedicated to snow sculptures. Thanks to the snowy climate of Switzerland, it becomes possible to make them. During this festival, the village becomes reminiscent of the Ice Queen’s kingdom. Virtually every corner gets its beautiful snow decoration. The festival lasts six days that will be remembered for years to come as such beauty is simply mesmerizing.
1. Travelers should definitely not forget to take hotel card when they go outside. It entitles you to free travel on all types of public transport, as well as to discounts on some … Open
Gauklerfest, which is held at the end of July, always attracts numerous fans of street performances. Among the participants of the festival, there are always performers from different parts of the world. Numerous acrobats, musicians, jugglers, and comedians try to entertain the public and make sure no one is bored. One more interesting event, International Trucker & Country Festival, is held in the city at the end of June. The festival has an incredible atmosphere – Interlaken becomes reminiscent of a “Wild West” village. Of course, the event is a true magnet for all fans of westerns, cowboys, and Indians. It is a marvelous entertainment that will leave no one indifferent. As a rule, the festival has Flugplatz Military Base as its location.
Interlaken In the middle of June, Tellweg 5 hosts William Tell Open-Air Theatre Festival. Perhaps, this is the most interesting event in terms of authenticity and heritage. Visitors can see interesting reconstructed scenes of everyday life of common people. The festival is particularly dedicated to the period of Schiller’s William Tell. The whole view is so authentic and realistic that it is easy to forget that we live in the 21st century. The event ends in August, and that means that travelers have a month and a half to visit one of the most important festivals in the city.
The most famous and prestigious shopping place in Interlaken is Metropol Gallery. Trading pavilions of the most prestigious companies are assembled in this elite center. It is a pleasure to … Open
Sport is very popular in Switzerland, and International Jungfrau Marathon is another proof of that fact. This marathon is recognized as one of the most picturesque in whole Europe. The number of participants of the sports event is usually approximately 35,000 runners from different regions of the world. Travelers who prefer whiskey over sport try to visit Interlaken at the end of May in order to visit Jungfrau Whisky Festival. It is an excellent time to select the best whiskey type and sample different snacks for the favorite drink of Winston Churchill. As it is not hard to guess by the name, the event is traditionally located in Jungfrau Park.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Interlaken
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas, Fribourg, 54.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame, Fribourg, 54.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Valère, Sion, 62.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Glarier, Sion, 62.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bistumskathedrale St. Urs und Viktor, Solothurn (Soleure), 65.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Interlaken
♥   Castle 'Schadau Castle' , 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schlosswil Castle' , 31 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Toffen Castle' , 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Trachselwald Castle' , 38.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Reichenbach Castle' , 45.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Meggenhorn Castle' , 54.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Grand-Vivy Castle' , 55.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Interlaken

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Interlaken. Learn the best periods to visit Interlaken to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Interlaken.
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