Interlaken has been a vacation favorite for several decades, being ideally located in the Bernese Oberland region, which is well connected by rail to major ski resorts and popular vacation destinations. The best way to access Interlaken is by rain from cities such as Geneva, Zurich, or via the airport some 50 kilometers away in Bern, then taking a train into Interlaken for those so inclined.
Tourism has been a major industry in Interlaken since the 1800s. The city offers relaxing summers by the waterfront, and exciting skiing in the winter, so people arrive in Interlaken all year-round. The Interlaken City Center
is a great base from which to explore the rest of this city, and much of its sights are easy enough to reach. Among the impressive ancient sights is the Tourist Museum
, which is housed in a heritage 17th-century home and located within easy reach of a stunning 12th-century Augustinian Monastery and Castle overlooking the stunning Interlaken country side.
A few kilometers outside of the city center is the popular Mystery Park
, which is full of reconstructed Mayan and Egyptian ruins, giving this place a unique atmosphere by combining these otherworldly ruins in the midst of the Interlaken scenery.
Hotels in Interlaken range from exclusive stays at historic heritage homes to thrifty hostels to grand 5-star accommodations. There’s bound to be something to suit almost every traveler’s needs.
There’s a lot more to see and do in Interlaken, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.