As a genuine backpacker, authentic experiences are the essence of any trip. Escape the madness of cities and recharge in nature. That’s why you should visit the Swiss Alps! Balmer’s Hostel, located in Interlaken, Switzerland is the perfect host in this magical destination.
Balmers is a proud founding member of Europe’s Famous Hostels. As the oldest private hostel in Switzerland, Balmers is the only hostel where you can find the FAMOUS backpack experience at a high altitude. It’s conveniently located at the foot of the Swiss Alps!
There’s no better cure for one’s soul than nature. The Swiss Alps is calling your name! Read on to see why you should visit!
1. Recharge your body & mind
When traveling, you frequently find yourself in completely foreign situations. It takes a lot of brain power to process all these new experiences. The antidote to recharge yourself is mountain time. A study by Strayer demonstrated that participants scored 50% better on creative problem-solving tasks after being in nature for 3 days.
If you’re looking for a beautiful hike while in Interlaken, Balmers had tons to recommend! Their favourite is the 6-hour hike from Schynnige-Platte to First, Grindelwald. While 6 hours might seem gruelling, the mesmerising beauty of the trail will surely make you lose track of time. Having said that, the trail involves a bit of elevation and is quite demanding, so make sure you prepare yourself! How can you visit the Swiss Alps without some hiking?
2. A healthy dose of endorphins & adrenaline
Interlaken is the European capital for adventure activities and extreme sports. And they all come with a whole range of health benefits. Outdoor activities stimulate the production of endorphins, which makes you feel happy and euphoric. The vitamin D you absorb from the sun promotes the production of serotonin, which positively affects your self image. Facing your fears will boost adrenaline and conquering your fears will boost dopamine, both will help you feel more motivated and confident.
Take a moment to consider what type of activity will have the most positive effect on you. A positive experience will create a vivid memory that will stay with you for the rest of your life. The reception staff at Balmers will be happy to help you find whatever suits your needs! You’re probably ready to visit the Swiss Alps now!
Looking for more information on Interlaken? Check out our post on 5 Things You Can Only Do in Interlaken! Interlaken also makes honourable mentions in our post 43 Destinations, 43 Instagram Hot Spots. What are you waiting for? Book your adventure now!