5 Free Things to Do in Interlaken
Looking for some free things to do in Interlaken? You’ll love our tips to help you explore without breaking the bank.
For guests at Balmers, there are lots of free things to do in Interlaken. People of all ages and backgrounds visit this beautiful town nestled in the Swiss Alps for its breathtaking scenery. If you’re planning to visit Switzerland, you won’t want to skip Interlaken. This postcard perfect small town is situated at the junction of two lakes whose glacial water gives them an incredible turquoise colour.
Switzerland has a reputation for being rather expensive, but for guests of Interlaken Hostel, there are lots of free things to do in Interlaken. Balmers is the oldest hostel in Interlaken, and has withstood the test of time due to their absolute dedication in giving you the best experiences possible. Wondering what all the hype is about and how you can save and still have fun? Read our guide for 5 Free Things to Do in Interlaken!
1. Chill in the Jacuzzi
What a pleasure to be able to bathe quietly in a good hot bath. After a long day of activities or even if you just want to enjoy, do not hesitate to put your swimsuit and go relax in the jacuzzi which is located in the garden of the hostel.
2. Chill out or Read a Book in The Hammock Room
The best place to read a good book is definitely in a hammock as you gently rock yourself. At Balmers, you also have access to a free book exchange shelve. No excuse, it is time to take some time for yourself and read something that make you feel good.
3. Eat food off the guest kitchen free food shelves
Switzerland is a very expensive country and going to restaurants every night is probably not an option. For those who wish to cook their own food to save money, Balmers has a newly renovated guest kitchen. This will help you save loads of money while in Interlaken.
There are some cheap supermarkets nearby where you can shop at a reasonable price. But if you’re in a real pinch (and please don’t take full advantage of this), there’s a shelf with free food left by the other travellers. If you’re only here for a night or two, this might help you out!
4. Drink the Best Alpine Water in the World
Did you know that a high-quality drinking water flows from 18 village fountains all year around in Interlaken? The water comes from the Aletsch region, which is an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Our drinking water meets the most stringent standards, and we’re incredibly proud of it! You might think we’re making a big deal of nothing, but you have to test it to believe it! To enjoy it on the go, we suggest bringing a reusable water bottle, and fill up one last time before you leave Interlaken!
5. Go to The Lakes
If you’re visiting in the warmer months, you’ll have to spend some time at the lakes. After all, it’s one of the best free things to do in Interlaken! Ask at the staff at reception for directions to Lake Brienz or Lake Thun, and prepare for a day of incredible sights and memories. The water at both lakes is crystal clear and super refreshing, and if you want, there are loads of water sports you can try out. Make a day of it and bring a picnic!
5 Free Things to Do in Interlaken
We hope you enjoyed our guide on 5 Free Things to do in Interlaken. No matter what time of year you visit, we’re sure you’ll leave this magical village with incredible memories and a deeper appreciation for nature. Of course, if you want to cash in on many of these freebies, you’ll have to book with the famous Balmers Hostel. With an incredible range of amenities, a bar and nightclub, a variety of rooms (including tents!), and a welcoming atmosphere, you’ll love being their guest.
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