Interlaken Attractions and Excursions from Interlaken Switzerland

Interlaken is the perfect place to base yourself for a holiday in Switzerland. With its central location within the country, visiting Lucerne, Bern, Basel, Zermatt, Zurich, Geneve, Montreux or Lausanne can all be accomplished as day trips. Whether you are here for two days or two weeks, there are more than enough attractions, excursions and activities to keep you well occupied. Situated between two beautiful alpine lakes, Interlaken lies at the footsteps of the most beautiful and majestic alpine range in all of Switzerland and possibly the whole world. With an extensive network of cable cars, cog trains, lake steamers and post busses, this fantastic region is easily accessable and explored by those of all ages and fitness levels.

Top 5 Recommended Interlaken Excursions for mountain lovers!

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe with visit to Wengen (all day excursion)
Schilthorn – Piz Gloria, Murren and Lauterbrunnen (half to full day)
Niederhorn – Beatenberg (half day) – best panorama in the Jungfrau region
Harderkulm – Interlaken (half day) – best views down upon Interlaken
Schynige Platte – Alpine Garden and wonderful hiking (half to full day)

Top 5 Recommended sightseeing Attractions from Interlaken

Ballenberg Open Air Museum with cruise on Lake of Brienz
Saint Beatus Caves with cruise on Lake of Thun
Mount Titlis and Lucerne returning via Bern
Steam Engine train ride to the Rothorn with cruise on Lake of Brienz
Bern and Thun returning to Interlaken by boat cruise on lake of Thun

Top 5 Cultural Attractions in Interlaken

Swiss National Day (August 1st)
Wilhelm Tell Open Air Theater
Jungfrau Marathon
Country Trucker Festival
Greenfield Festival

Interlaken Activities, Adventure and Extreme Sports

Interlaken is Europe’s absolute top adventure sports destination with more adrenaline packed activities than you can imagine. No matter what time of year there is plenty on offer for those who want that extra kick! At the Rugenpark we are more than happy to arrange your activity bookings and reservations as well as give you firsthand information about each activity available. For each activity there is also free pickup and drop off directly from the hotel. No hassles, no worries, just adventure!

Top Recommended adventure activities in Interlaken

Paragliding or Hang Gliding (year round) – no better place to do it in the world!
Canyoning (Saxeten, Grimsel, Chlie Schleire) (summer only)
Sky Diving from a helicopter or airplane (year round)
Bungy Jumping from a cable car at the Stockhorn over an alpine lake (summer only)
Night sledding – Sledding and Fondue dinner (winter only)
River Rafting – with sections of class IV rapids in beautiful mountain surroundings (summer only)
Horse-back riding

Top Recommended activities from Interlaken you can do on your own

Hiking – With hundreds of miles of well maintained trails, the Berner Oberland offers world class hiking and trekking possibilities summer or winter
Skiing and Snowboarding – With the Eiger north face for your backdrop!
Sledding from the Niederhorn
Biking – from easy pedals out to the lakes to punishing uphill and crazy downhill single track routes
Spending a day sunning, swimming or sailing on Lake Thun

Interlaken Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs

As Interlaken is such an international resort, there are numerous restaurants catering to a large range of culinary desires. We are happy to point you to where you can eat well without breaking your bank account.

Our Favorite Restaurants in Interlaken

International: Goldener Anker, Brasserie 17, Migros Restaurant
Swiss: Baren in Unterseen, Des Alpes, Schuh
Italien: West End/Per Bacco, Tenne, Pizzeria Horn
Asian: Sirinyas Thai, Bamboo, My Little Thai, Lucky Ming
Indian: Maharaja India, Taj Mahal, Spice India

Our Favorite Nightspots, Clubs and Places to Go Out in Interlaken

Balmer’s Metro Bar – Interlaken’s oldest hostel and nightspot for the young backpacker crowd
Funny Farm Caverne - Also in the backpacker scene with occasional live bands
Brasserie 17 – Mix of locals and travelers with live blues music on Thursdays
Goldener Anker – Renowned throughout Switzerland in the music scene – when the best bands come to Interlaken, they play at the Anker!
Helvetia Sport Bar – Oleg’s mixed drinks can’t be topped!
Three Tells Irish Pub - Interlaken’s best Irish Pub
Hooters – Cheap Pitchers of Beer, wing dings and of course the Hooters girls