Interlaken Guide

Switzerland

Interlaken Guide

As its name suggests, Interlaken is a city located between two turquoise colors lakes, lake Thun and Brienz. Welcome to the town of cute old timber houses, surrounded all around by mountains. This Swiss alps region is a rugged landscape of glaciers, canyons, mountain peaks, waterfalls and glacial lakes. It is a very popular base to start any outdoor adventure and go beyond your own limit. Interlaken is a wonderland for adrenaline activities in summer and/or winter, going from skiing/snowboarding; ice and rock climbing; all the way to paragliding and hang-gliding; rafting; canyoning; ice skating, just to name a few.

Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau are among the most well known peaks in the area, all summits 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 in the area.

Best hostel in town!

Balmers is the backpacker heaven in one of the best outdoor sports areas in Europe!

You can´t miss

  • Explore the highest peak of Europe
  • Experience skydiving
  • Go canyoning
  • Hike your way in the Swiss alps
  • Chill on a beach and paddleboard
  • Have the best panoramic view from the city

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Tips for Backpacking to the fullest in Interlaken

Tips for Backpacking to the fullest in Interlaken

Why you should visit the Swiss Alps once in your life!

Why you should visit the Swiss Alps once in your life!

5 things you can only do in Interlaken, Switzerland

5 things you can only do in Interlaken, Switzerland

How to get to Interlaken!

How to get to Interlaken!

What to do in Interlaken

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!

Interlaken Nightlife – Clubs & Bars Local Tips

Interlaken Nightlife – Clubs & Bars Local Tips