25 Places to Visit in Interlaken, Tourist Places & Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Interlaken

Harder Kulm, Unterseen, Hohematte Park, Jungfraujoch, Heimwehfluh, Schynige Platte, Seilpark (Adventure Park Interlaken), Iseltwald Dorf, Top of Europe ICE MAGIC, Schlosskirche, Lake Brienz, Unspunnen Castle, Burgseeli, Weissenau Castle and St. Beatus Caves.

Interlaken is a popular hill town in the Bernese Oberland region and the list of places to visit in Interlaken is practically endless! The spectacular scenery here comprises mountain peaks that you can visit, enormous lakes that offer excellent opportunities for a day out and adventure parks curated especially for the adrenaline junkies! From world-class casinos to ancient castles, from skating rinks to mountain trails, Interlaken has something for everyone. The list of impressive places to see in Interlaken is practically inexhaustive! You can spend your day at the roof of Europe by visiting the world-famous Jungfraujoch, the highest mountain peak of the continent!

Interlaken also has idyllic villages like Iseltwald Dorf which make for an excellent day trip and warm lakes like Burgseeli where you can go for a dip after a long, tiring day! When in Interlaken, can also visit natural caves that date back millions of years like the St. Beatus caves, walk hundreds of feet above the ground on suspension bridges like the Panorama Bridge Sigriswil and enjoy the stunning beauty of powerful waterfalls like the Trummelbach Falls!

Here are some of the best places to visit in Interlaken:

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Ever wondered what would give you the best panoramic view of the Swiss Alps? Switzerland teems with such viewpoints but the one that tops the list is the Harder Kulm mountain in the beautiful city of Interlaken!

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Widely held for its amazing historical significance as well as imposing architectural marvels, Unterseen is a township in the Interlaken district of Switzerland. The city of Unterseen is also home to numerous heritage sites of national significance.

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Nestled amidst the two Bernese Oberland towns called Thun and Interlaken, Lake Thun is a beautiful Alpine Lake brimming with deep blue water. Cuddled on the northern periphery of the majestic Mount Alps, the lake possesses a beautiful backdrop which is reflected vividly on its crystal clear surface.

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Hohematte Park is a scenic open space spread over 35 acres of land, nestled in the heart of the town of Interlaken. If you are in the area and looking to spend time in the midst of breathtaking natural beauty without having to leave your comfort zone, then this park is the place for you.

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Famous for being one of the highest accessible points in Europe, Jungfraujoch lies at a height of 3,463 meters above sea level. This iconic destination in Switzerland is a must visit for the state of the art rail ride, some of the most spectacular views, and lovely ice sculptures at chilling temperatures.

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You can take a cable car from the Interlaken West station to reach the mountain of Heimwehfluh. This is a fun place to visit in Interlaken for the whole family as you can enjoy a plethora of activities at the top. The summit also has an adventure playground where your kids can run around while you enjoy a delicious meal at the Panorama restaurant.

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Schynige Platte, a small mountain ridge and a viewpoint are another of Switzerland's most attractive tourist destinations. Based out in the Bernese Highlands, this has three peaks - Gumihorn (6886 ft), Tuba (6811 ft), and Geiss (6781 ft). Well, Geiss is the nearest peak to the viewpoint. Right at the viewpoint, you will be at an altitude of 7000 ft and can enjoy the serene and natural beauty around.

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Seilpark Interlaken is a ropes adventure park which contains nine rope courses of varying heights and difficulty. This makes it a fun tourist place in Interlaken for people of all ages, experience and proficiency.

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If you are looking to enjoy an authentic Swiss village experience when in Switzerland, you might want to spend a couple of days in Iseltwald Dorf. The stunning natural beauty of the village has landed it a place in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

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If you happen to be in Interlaken between December and February, you can easily choose to spend a day ice skating at the literal Top of Europe. It is one of the most popular tourist places in Interlaken and for a reason! When here, you can spend time honing your skills at any one of the three practice ice rinks or try your hand at the main ice rink if you feel up to the challenge.

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Schlosskirche is perhaps one of the oldest buildings in the town. This ancient castle church, built in the year 1133, is one of the must-visit tourist places in Interlaken if you admire history. Around the time of its construction and a long time afterwards, the place was in use as a monastery.

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Situated in the Canton of Berne, Lake Brienz is a wonderful lake in the north of the Alps spread over an area close to almost 29.8 square kilometres. The lake is about 14 kilometres long, 2.8 kilometres wide and 260 meters deep. Lake Brienz is one of the deepest lakes in Switzerland.

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This picturesque castle is located in the heart of a beautiful park on Lake Thun and is considered one of the most romantic places in the country. It offers a magnificent view of the surrounding areas and where you can discover the museum residing in the castle, with an enriching history of the former natives.

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Unspunnen Castle can definitely be counted amongst the top places to see in Interlaken when you are in the town. This 12th-century castle stands at a noteworthy height, towering the town of Interlaken.

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If you travel northwards along the Brienz Lake, you will reach a relatively small, quieter lake which has not been discovered by many tourists yet. Burgseeli offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Alps along with solitude and privacy.

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Weissenau Castle falls in the canton of Bern and is one of the lesser-known places to visit in Interlaken. Its historical importance has landed the castle a place in the list of Swiss heritage sites of national importance.

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Imagine your most beautiful screensavers coming to life; that’s what the St. Beatus Caves look like. Situated majestically on the shore of Lake Thun, these caves are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, located close to Interlaken in Switzerland.

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Touristik Museum or the Museum of Tourism is a great place to spend your afternoon when in Interlaken. The place offers a deep insight into the history of tourism in the entire region and how different factors came together to make it one of the world's most sought-after tourist destinations.

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Step into a world of medieval splendor. Explore the rich history of the monastery, wander through picturesque gardens, and admire the architectural grandeur of the castle. 

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The Rugenbrau Brewery had humble beginnings and was started by Christian Indermühle in the year 1866. Generations later, this is still a family-owned business today and is run through a partnership with the Bavarian brew-master Joseph Hofweber.

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Trummelbach Falls are a series of spectacular falls that have been made accessible through a tunnel funicular built in the year 1913. The funicular allows you to walk several steps through the mountain to observe these glacier-fed waterfalls up-close.

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The Weissenau Nature Reserve is a protected area situated on an old delta by the same name. It sits on the landscape of Aare and Lombach at the upper end of Lake Thun.

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Spiez

Nestled in the heart of Switzerland along the lake Thun, Spiez is an extravagant location that is untarnished by urbanisation. This quaint town is a nature’s den of beauty seated on an elevation of 628 meters above sea level. The official language spoken here is German but the natives are also familiar with other languages like English, French, and others.

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Casino

Once you have spent your day sightseeing, visiting the many places to see in Interlaken, you can unwind at the Interlaken Casino. The place is a lively local casino which offers top-notch hospitality and a wide range of games to choose from!

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People Also Ask About Interlaken

  1. What are the best places to visit in Interlaken in winters?

    1. Interlaken Lake: During the months of winter, the scenic Interlaken Lake gets completely frozen due to the sudden drop in temperature. So, you can visit here to savor an unnatural beauty of nature or may also try to take a risky walk on the ice. 

    2. Hohematte Park:
    The Hohematte Park, widely known as one of the best parks in Switzerland, has an uncanny beauty and charm of its own. However, with the arrival of winter, every section of this place gets covered under the blanket of thick snow, which, in turn, increases its beauty by a mile. 

    3. Unterseen:
    Mostly popular because of housing various chapels and historical towers, the small village of Unterseen looks almost like a small piece of heaven during the season of winter due to heavy snowfall. 

    4. Lake Thun:
    Just like the Interlaken Lake, the Lake Thun, too, gets covered entirely through thin ice, which makes it as well as its surroundings look extremely beautiful and Instagram-worthy. 
  2. What are the famous places to visit in Interlaken for couples?

    1. Interlaken Castle: Do both of you and your beloved are history aficionados and love visiting historical places to unravel its secrets? Then, the 14th century Interlaken Castle, with its gothic structure and a mysterious bell tower, should be a perfect place for visiting for you two.

    2. Lake Brienz:
    If you and your other half want to spend some alone time together in a place, which is both calm and beautiful, then we would suggest you to visit the glorious Lake Brienz at least once during your Switzerland honeymoon. 

    3. Museum of Tourism:
    Do you want to know more about the background of the mystifying metropolis of Interlaken? Then, the Touristik-Museum, which houses a wide collection of clothing, historic photos, and some early-day models, should be a must-visit place for you.   

    4. Niederhorn:
    One of the best vantage points of Switzerland, the Niederhorn can help you explore more about the wildlife of Switzerland and take a romantic walk with your fiancée in the dense forests. 
  3. Which part of Switzerland is the most beautiful?

    Switzerland is considered to be heaven on earth and all of its cities are beautiful and worth exploring in one or the other way. The beautiful places to visit in Interlaken and other major cities make Switzerland even more beautiful. However, the most beautiful parts of Switzerland that you cannot miss out on your visit to this country include Interlaken, Zurich, Geneva, and Basel.

  4. What is the best time to visit Switzerland?

    The best time to visit Switzerland and enjoy all the places to visit in Interlaken in the best way possible is from the month of June to September. Switzerland experiences summer during this period along with pleasant and breezy weather which allows you to experience the natural beauty of the country in a beautiful way.

  5. Is Switzerland famous for honeymoons?

    Yes, Switzerland is amongst one of the best honeymoon destinations in the entire world due to its natural beauty, amazing weather, and great hospitality. Apart from that, the beautiful Interlaken attractions, boasting their rich history, culture, and architecture, further make Switzerland a beautiful place for honeymoons.

  6. How much does a trip to Switzerland cost?

    For a solo traveller, a 7 day trip to Switzerland, including visit to all the Interlaken attractions, along with other major cities would cost approximately $1642. However, if you are planning a honeymoon to this beautiful destination with your better half, it would cost approximately $ 2423 for the duo.

Newly Added Interlaken Experience
27 November 2019
Dwaipayana Naik Schilthorn Cable Car
Excellent
There are some great things about Schilthorn cable car: The view of the mesmerizing mountains is really something one could never get enough of. The tour is designed and managed very professionally by the team. The great dining experience can be enjoyed at the revolving restaurant.
16 January 2020
Rajinder Kapoor Schilthorn Cable Car
Excellent
The best experience for me in Switzerland by far. Especially, witnessing the revolving restaurant for the first time really made me think how far ahead we have come. Extremely safe and wonderfully exciting, the cable car ride is a must-try.
19 January 2020
Bhadra Dhawan Simme River Rafting
Excellent
. I was traveling solo to Switzerland for a business trip when I discovered I had a day to explore the city. While I have enjoyed a number of attractions in the past in Switzerland, I wanted to indulge in some adventure. So, I booked with Simme River Rafting and boy was it an experience. I got to make new friends and had a ton of fun. The entire activity was conducted professionally and the right kind of safety was in place.
08 December 2019
Ghanashyam Dhawan Simme River Rafting
Excellent
Professional, punctual and all safety in place, my river rating experience with Simme River Rafting was extremely delightful and we had a ton of fun. The fun fact is that kids can also enjoy it quite thoroughly. I really felt pumped after the expectations and it really completed me and my families entire visit to Switzerland.
13 November 2019
Sushil Kocchar Simme River Rafting
Excellent
The perfect adventure for a group of friends, we thoroughly enjoyed the Simme River Rafting Experience. It was really an eye-opener for me especially to know that there is so much adventure hidden in the mesmerizing beauty of Switzerland. A must try especially if you are in a group, visiting Switzerland.
04 November 2019
Excellent
It was great to spend such a great evening enjoying a ton of fun activities. I had a lot fun sledding and I must say that the fondue dinner was delicious. Fun and food, a great way to spend a night indeed.
10 December 2019
Anilaabh Bharadwaj Night Sledding Interlaken
Excellent
The dinner was on point, the activities were really fun and I along with my kids had a lot of fun exploring the night night sledding experience. If you are in interlaken you have to take one night out and enjoy this thrilling adventure with your family or your friends. The drinks served were also delicious.
23 January 2020
Superb
The perfect evening to spend with your better half. We were planning on doing something out of the box on one of the nights on our trip to Switzerland and I must say that the night Sledding was the right choice. We indulged in some sledding which was really exciting follows by a grand meal and drinks.
19 September 2019
Excellent
The best fun I had at night in Switzerland was with sulwald Sledding experience at Interlaken. The activities are really organized and the guide gives thorough instruction about the details of the night. I must say that these instructions can get really boring but the guide found a way to make it really fun. I and my partner I was able to get into the action really fast with Sledging which followed dinner. All in all, I must thank Thrillophilia for making our night adventurous.
06 December 2019
Jai Kaniyar Schilthorn Cable Car
Superb
We had a great time here, you should definitely give it a try to schilthorn cable car.

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