The Swiss alps surrounding Interlaken are a rugged landscape of glaciers, canyons, mountain peaks, waterfalls and glacial lakes. They form part of the Jungfrau world heritage site. This is a wonderland for adventure activities in summer or winter, with skiing/snowboarding; ice and rock climbing; paragliding and hang-gliding; rafting; canyoning; ice skating to name just a few.
Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau are among the most well known peaks in the area, all around 4000m. Jungfraujoch is Europe’s highest train station and can be accessed via the Jungfraubahn, a scenic railway that takes you inside the Eiger mountain and then to the observation area situated at 3454 meters. To experience this area, Balmers can help you organize your adventure, from providing free hiking trail maps to booking your train to the top of Europe, or even jumping out of a plane.
Balmers combines hotel luxury with hostel atmosphere to create backpacker heaven in one of the best outdoor sports areas in Europe!
What to do in Interlaken
Shockingly Interlaken is situated at the intersection of two lakes. Who’d a thunk it? Looking down from the god like perspective of Google Maps you have Thuner See (Lake Thun) to the left of town and Brienzer See (Lake Brienz) to the right. It’s worth checking out both just to see the startling difference between the luminescent, cloudy green, glacier fed waters of Brienz and the deep sea, bottomless blue of Thun, linked by the manmade, fast flowing canal in the middle of town. There you will find crazy locals swimming in the glacier water! mmmm refreshing!