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Sightseeing in Interlaken - what to see. Complete travel guide

A view of Interlaken Interlaken is a popular sky resort that has been attracting multiple visitors starting from the 19th century. Here you will find unforgettable landscapes and beautiful nature. The town’s location is wonderful – it is surrounded by lakes; even its name can be translated as “located between the lakes”. During winter months the main entertainment is easy to predict – these are walks on mountains covered with snow. On summer visitors of this place can walk of town’s streets, enjoy sightseeing and rest on the lakeshore.
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In 19 century Interlaken was a favorite place of rest of noble people and royal family. Since that time there are many beautiful castles in the town. Kurssal hotel is a wonderful example of this. The halls of the hotel frequently keep exhibitions, theatre performances, concerts and even a casino. Hovig Boulevard is the most beautiful street of the town where you will find stores with clothes, perfumes, jewelry and various restaurants.
People, who enjoy silent rest, will be glad to know there are tenths of parks in Interlaken. If you prefer active rest, to your service is a large choice of night clubs and discos. Jungfrau Mountain ascent is one of the most popular adventures offered to travellers. The excursion lasts approximately 3 hours during which a small train will ride your through most beautiful mountain regions. In the end of the adventure the train will reach the top of the mountain, from which you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the town and its suburbs. Copyright
We should mention that mountain regions are full of various entertainment centers and restaurants. You can also attend here excursions to alpine glaciers and mountain lakes. Zytgloggeturm bell tower built in the 12th century occupies a notable place in the list of the town’s ancient buildings. This is the main decoration of the old part of the town where you will also find several houses and squares.
A view of Interlaken In the vicinity of the city, there are many amazing natural attractions. Trips to the Lauterbrunnen region are very popular among travelers. It is remarkable for its picturesque waterfalls. The highest waterfall in Europe Mürrenbachfall, whose height is 750 meters, is located here. This picturesque area is popular among fans of extreme sports, paragliding and bungee jumping.
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
In the immediate vicinity of Interlaken, there are beautiful St. Beatus caves, with which many interesting legends are associated. Locals believe that once in these caves lived dragons, which guarded these places from strangers. The present name of the complex caves is in honor of St. Beatus, a hermit who lived in the 6th century. He lived in these caves for many years, and his tomb was also discovered here. Today, tourists are offered rides on underground lakes of the caves on beautiful ships, made in the form of dragons. Near the caves, there is a park, on whose territory there are spacious observation platforms and restaurants. There is also a very interesting Cave Museum, in which visitors can see a collection of rare minerals.
A view of Interlaken The most unusual sight of Interlaken is the Mystery Park. This is a very interesting theme park, which was opened in 2003. On its territory, there are expositions devoted to the greatest world riddles. Visitors to the park can take a walk through the artistically reconstructed chambers of the Egyptian pyramids, and also see mock-ups of huge drawings found in the Nazca desert. The park is well equipped; its expositions are hidden in the glazed pavilions, so you can watch them in any weather.
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A popular holiday destination for locals and tourists is the Höheweg Park. In summer, its guests are always offered a lot of interesting entertainments, for example, they can ride in the park on a horse-drawn cart. In the park there, are also many spacious observation platforms, from which a wonderful view of the mountains opens. You can reach the Harder Kulm observation deck, which is accessible to tourists during the period from May to October, on a cable car. In addition to the viewing platforms at the top of the mountain is a very beautiful park with wild animals.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Interlaken and surroundings

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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
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Interlaken
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 27.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 84.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 120.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 135.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 140.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Interlaken and around
♥   Art museum 'Kunstmuseum Thun' Thun, 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Interlaken from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Flower Clock in Zurich

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
Visiting the flower clock in Zurich promises to be a memorable and romantic adventure. The fact is that in warmer months you can rent a boat or a ship and make a nice boat trip along the waterfront. Budget travelers and backpackers are limited with spectacular commemorative photos in front of the bright flowerbed. … Read further

Skeleton Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
Visitors can seat near a huge wooden window or choose one of the small tables near the unusual round window. A lot of special banquets and ceremonies held in this bar every year. There you can try not only popular cocktails and elite sorts of alcohol but also a lot of house speciality. "Skeleton Bar" was opened in 1993 and since that time it is one of the most famous bars in the world. … Read further


From the series “Top 16 Most Exotic Elevators and Lifts in the World”
After the breathtaking ride with the elevator waiting for a pleasant surprise for the tourists on the lookout platform. Here you can find the wonderful restaurant 'Berghaus Hammetschwand', where you can taste the excellent coffee and the popular national dishes. Hammetschwand is not only the most unusual lift in the country, but a real historical sight of the importance of the state. Thanks to the decent maintenance, it has worked perfectly for more than a century. … Read further
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