Interlaken is a town of Switzerland located between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, 570m above sea level. It is a famous tourist destination offering lots of activities and panoramic beauty of the Alps to the tourists from around the world. If you are an adventure seeker then you must come to this beautiful town that offers lots of adventure sports like canyoning, skydiving, skiing, paragliding, hang gliding etc. Even if you are not in to adventure, you will still love this place because of its serene beauty and wonderful landscape of Interlaken Switzerland.
Below is the list of top things to do in Interlaken compiled by our experts. With our list you will be able to easily decide what to do in Interlaken during your stay.
1. Jungfrau – Top of Europe
Jungfrau is among the major peaks of Bernese Oberland and the most symbolic view of the Swiss Alps. It is the highest excursion that is done through Jungfraujoch railway, which is considered to be the highest railway of Europe and one of the top Interlaken things to do. The whole excursion will make you admire the marvel of nature and human and as you will reach the top you will be surprised with the whole setup at the height of 4159 meters. There is a beautiful man-made ice palace on top, a fun area that includes different games on ice and a place to eat. In short, you will love this unique experience and would definitely want to come back to this one of the best interlaken attractions!
Tickets – CHF 205 per head
2. River Rafting in Lutschine River
Lutschine River is a river in the part of Bernese Oberland of Switzerland. The river is divided in two parts; black part- made of standard forests and white part- made from loud well valley. The 13 km long white part of the river is the adventure playground for adrenaline seekers. Rafting is done everyday in summer because of its high water levels as the glacier melts down in the river and creates exciting tides. Whether you are experienced in rafting or not, you can still indulge in the thrilling sport with the help of the qualified guides.
Tickets – From CHF 106 to CHF 160
3. Jungfrau Park
Jungfrau Park, previously known as Mystery Park, is an amusement indoor plus outdoor theme park located near Interlaken. You can head to the park to have a fun day out with your kids as it has 7 different pavilions each with new theme, including giant slides, water play zone, go-karts, and movie theatre with 360 degree panoramic view of the Alps. So plan your visit to the Jungfrau Park and have memorable time with your family!
Tickets – Childrens Paradise Mysty Land Tickets: Day Entrance (2 – 10 years) CHF 14.00 | Entrance after 4pm (2-10 years) CHF 7.00Accompanying adults free | Childs under 2 Years free
4. Harder Kulm
Harder Kulm is the major mountain of Interlaken that is easily accessible through a tourist funicular, that takes you to 1322 meter (above sea level) summit in just about 8 minutes. On the way up you will see beautiful views of the city and the Alps. Once you are at the summit you will be mesmerized by the 360 degree panoramic views of the lakes, the Alps and the city of Interlaken. Harder Kulm is among the beautiful mountains of the Bernese Oberland which makes it a must go place from Interlaken.
Tickets – CHF 30
5. Lake Thun
Lake Thun is 440 feet deep and 10 mile long Alpine Lake of Bernese Oberland which is warmer than the other two lakes. Because of its temperature it is ideal spot for not only fishing but also sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, diving, swimming, wake boarding etc. It has some shallow areas and beaches for public to swim and relax amid green and snowy peaks. The 10 mile long lake attracts sailors from around the world to enjoy sailing around a beautiful landscape.
6. Lake Brienz
Lake Brienz is a 14 km long lake at the northern part of the Alps. The lake is known for its beauty as it changes colors from turquoise to silver gray subject to the weather and the mineral particles in water. You can boat, or canoe in the lake or just walk along the shores admiring the romance in the air. If you go to Interlaken you must visit Lake Brienz to witness picturesque beauty of the Swiss Alps and serene water of the lake.
7. Schynige Platte Railway
Schynige Platte Railway is a 100 year old 19th century railway that takes you to 5000 feet high Swiss mountain region Schynige Platte. On the way to the top at first you will see beautiful views of Lake Thun, Lake Brienz & Bernese Oberland and later sights of Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau. Schynige Platte is a famous hiking trail for all difficulty levels so you can hike along the beautiful tracks with your friends and family amid beautiful scenery.
Tickets – CHF 72
8. Skydive Interlaken
If you are an adrenaline seeker and like adventures then there is nothing better than skydiving amid stunning views Swiss Alps, lakes and the beautiful city of Interlaken. With an experienced instructor you get to take the scenic flight which takes approx. 12 to 15 minutes and then there is a free fall at the speed of 200 km per hour. This ultimate lifetime experience will give you a rapid adrenaline rush and you will never forget such an amazing flight
Tickets – Prices start from CHF 200
9. Skiing Interlaken
Skiing on the snowy white gigantic mountains is one of the popular winter sports of Switzerland. During December to April, mountains of the Alps attract millions of tourists from around the world for skiing and other winter sports. You will find all the levels of difficulties from beginners to pros, so even if you haven’t tried skiing before you can still try the fun sport.
Tickets – Prices start from CHF 70
10. Paragliding Interlaken
Paragliding is one of the extreme sports that you will encounter in Switzerland. You should definitely give it a try if you are not afraid of heights and free falls. You will enjoy bird-eye view of the Swiss Alps and the region below you as the flight will take you towards the land. The whole flight is guided and the experts will teach you how to pull it off helping you during the whole trip.
Tickets – Prices start from CHF 150