Interlaken: The Pearl of Switzerland

Interlaken is located in the Bernese Oberland on a picturesque alluvial plain, between the serene waters of Lakes Thun and Brienz. This idyllic vacation spot is adorned by three majestic peaks: the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Serving as a gateway to a multitude of activities, Interlaken offers endless opportunities for exploration and adventure.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland was already known for its breathtaking mountain vistas. Famous figures such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Felix Mendelssohn were among those who explored these majestic peaks. The town's status as a major tourist destination was greatly enhanced with the completion of the Bernese Oberland Railway in 1890 and the Jungfrau Railway in 1912.

Today, Interlaken is a center for both vacationers and international congresses, offering an ideal starting point for a multitude of excursions. With more than 45 mountain railroads, cable cars, chairlifts and ski elevators, tourists have access to 200 kilometers of ski slopes and an extensive network of hiking trails. In addition, excursion ships, including charming historic steamboats, ply the serene waters of Lakes Thun and Brienz, further emphasizing the appeal of this enchanting destination.


In winter, visitors to Interlaken enjoy its central location, which provides easy access to a variety of ski regions. Whether you prefer the famous slopes of the Jungfrau Top ski region, including Mürren/Schilthorn, Kleine Scheidegg/Mennlichen and Fierst, or the family-friendly atmosphere of Bitenberg or Axalp-Brienz, there is something for everyone.

Those looking for alternative winter activities, Interlaken will not disappoint. Fans of cross-country skiing and tobogganing will find plenty of opportunities here. In addition, there are over 220 kilometers of winter hiking trails in the region, ideal for leisurely strolls amidst snowy landscapes. Guests staying in Interlaken can take advantage of the daily ski bus shuttle service to popular ski areas.


From Interlaken Ost train station, trains leave from Interlaken Ost to the Jungfrau region with connections in Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, as well as in Mürren and Schilthorn. In addition, routes through Kleine Scheidegg lead to the iconic Jungfraujoch peak.

A fleet of vessels, including historic paddle steamers, ply the tranquil waters of Lakes Thun and Brienz, offering a nostalgic experience. Interlaken is conveniently located along the scenic Golden Pass panoramic route, which stretches from Montreux on Lake Geneva, passes through the luxury resort of Gstaad and ends in Interlaken before continuing to Lucerne via the Brünig Pass.

Just ten kilometers from Interlaken is the Bitenberg-Niederhorn, a paradise for paragliders on a sunny southern slope. For hikers, there is an extensive network of trails offering breathtaking views. The Niederhorn is also home to wildlife such as mountain goats, chamois and marmots, making this scenic region even more attractive.


Surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty, with crystal clear waters reflecting snow-capped peaks, Interlaken offers a sense of deep wellbeing. Discover romantic hideaways that promise unrivaled relaxation, each a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As you explore the region, you'll come across unique hotels that captivate at first sight. From luxurious boat houses that serve as spas and offer panoramic views of the snowy mountains, to welcoming hot pots nestled along the pier, there is no shortage of unusual accommodation options.

Water, a powerful force of nature, permeates every corner of Interlaken. The deep blue hues of Lake Thun and the magical turquoise waters of Lake Brienz beckon visitors to its shores. And the thundering cascade of the Gissbach waterfall mesmerizes the senses even in winter.

For an unforgettable culinary experience, head to Brienz, where cheese fondue is served under the canopy of the sky, adding an extra touch of magic to your journey through this idyllic Switzerland.

Conferences and Congresses

Set amidst the stunning scenery of Switzerland, the district of Interlaken is a beacon of tradition and excellence in congresses. Known for its exceptional conference facilities, including the historic yet modern Kursaal Interlaken convention center, as well as its many hotels and event venues with first-class meeting and banquet facilities, this region offers unparalleled conditions for events of all kinds.

In addition, its proximity to a number of renowned sightseeing routes makes this region a truly incomparable choice for unforgettable events.


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