Check out top things to do around Interlaken
The world-famous Jungfraujoch offers you a variety of experiences amid majestic glaciers and imposing mountain peaks. Even arriving at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is a highlight. When you reach the summit, you’ll feel the refreshing mountain air brushing against your face and you’ll be overwhelmed by the spectacular high alpine panorama. Wander through the ice palace, visit the Sphinx viewing platform, experience the thrill of ice and snow or treat yourself to a delicious meal or snack.
Take the Gondola Cable Car to First from Grindelwald in just 25 minutes. During your trip, the mountain panorama will take your breath away. First sits at 2168 m above sea level and is the perfect trip for adventurous visitors.
At 1322 m above sea level, the Harder Kulm – the nearest mountain to Interlaken – promises overwhelming views of Interlaken and the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. If you have a head for heights, venture onto the overhanging Zwei-Seen-Steg (‘Two Lakes Bridge’) for even more panoramic views.
Enjoy speed and spray? Skim across Lake Brienz with 360-degree turns on a jetboat trip in the Bernese Oberland. Surrounded by imposing mountain peaks and impressive waterfalls, you fly across the turquoise waters at high speed until the guide expertly glides the boat into the next turn, giving you an unforgettable ride. Enjoy a very different kind of sightseeing.
Enjoy a memorable trip to the Pfingstegg above Grindelwald. The cable car transports you quickly and conveniently to the summit station. Once at the summit, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, a fast toboggan run, treasure hunt with playground and the worldwide unique Fly-Line.
Männlichen offers a wide range of exciting experiences all year round. In winter, you can turn on carefully groomed slopes against an impressive backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. From spring to autumn, explore the wild and romantic mountain landscape on foot and hike along adventure trails through beautiful countryside. Relax in the Berghaus Männlichen hotel and restaurant and treat yourself to some culinary delights as you gaze at the stunning view of the Jungfrau Region.
Let off steam in the Adventure Park Interlaken, with nine courses set amid the treetops. Adrenaline and thrills are guaranteed on your adventure through the treetops. Zip lines, swings and over 120 obstacles await you in Interlaken.
How about a paragliding flight in Holiday Region Interlaken? Enjoy the view of typical Swiss villages, deep-blue lakes and majestic mountain peaks while your paraglider carries you in the wind. A tandem flight amid the Swiss Alps is an unforgettable experience.
Customize your day in Interlaken and explore a boat ride on the Lake of Thun and Lake of Brienz. Spend your time at a cruise and enjoy your day with a delicious meal on board or a walk along the shore while enjoying the unique view of the Bernese Oberland mountains.
Beautifully situated airfield in the Bernese Oberland (Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau) amid unspoilt nature, breathtaking mountain scenery and glacier. Near Interlaken (Gsteigwiler) located with the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe as a destination. Tickets and prices can be found here in our offers. On request from Interlaken or Grindelwald Shuttlebus from Hotel return to the Heliport. Bookable 365 days a year!
Immerse yourself in the past and enjoy a stunning natural idyll at the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. Experience the culture and customs of Switzerland at close hand and visit all of Switzerland in just one day. Adventurers, discoverers and nature lovers will be in their element here.
As you board the old-fashioned mountain railway, prepare to be overwhelmed by dream views of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and the surrounding peaks. Enjoy a stroll through a colourful alpine garden, or an altitude hike packed with great views. After your hiking tour, relax over a good meal on the sun terrace of a century-old mountain hotel.
How about a paragliding flight in the holiday region Interlaken? Enjoy the view of typical Swiss villages, deep-blue lakes and majestic mountain peaks while your paraglider carries you in the wind. A tandem flight amid the Swiss Alps is an unforgettable experience.
Viewed from a height of 4500 m, the scenery of the Bernese Oberland and the Jungfrau region is even more impressive. With your guide, you jump headlong from the helicopter or aircraft and plummet towards earth at a velocity of 200 km/h. What a rush! Enjoy the sense of freedom as you fall through the air for around 40 seconds before your parachute opens and you float to a soft landing.
The Brienz Rothorn rack-and-pinion steam railway, which was opened in 1892, allows you to travel at a leisurely pace through meadows and forests towards a breathtaking panorama. If the visibility is good at 2244 m above sea level, you can see an unbelievable 693 mountain peaks from the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn. There’s no need to go hungry after your hike, either – Let the Berghaus Kulm team indulge you with their hearty cuisine.
The mountain panorama on the Schilthorn is worth the cable car trip in winter or summer. From Birg station you can go on the adventurous Thrill Walk or relax on the Allmendhubel. Learn more about how the film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was made in “Bond World”. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond in the Schilthorn’s Piz Gloria restaurant!
Looking for a thrilling experience? Feeling like breaking away from the everyday, throwing yourself into an adventure and testing your limits? Then you could not choose a better place than Interlaken. Interlaken is known as the "adventure capital of Europe" well beyond Switzerland’s borders. The wide range of experiences on offer is sure to excite thrill-seekers and fans of adventure sport. Get your kicks in Interlaken year-round and feel truly alive as your heart rate increases.
Take a tour of discovery in the magical world of stone and water that is the St. Beatus caves. Prepare to be fascinated by the incredible shapes and colours of impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations, and hear the rush and drip of the bubbling waters.
Choose from canoeing in spring, action-packed water skiing in summer and a relaxing tour by stand-up paddle. The possibilities for water sports on lakes Thun is endless. Experience the natural beauty of the Bernese Oberland from the water. Unwind in idyllic lake resorts and lidos while enjoying uniquely panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Put on your apron and chef’s hat and create your own chocolate. The Funky Chocolate Club offers daily workshops to sweeten your stay in the Holiday Region Interlaken. From the origin of the cocoa beans to the manufacturing of irresistibly delicious chocolate bars, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Swiss chocolate. You’ll be able take the chocolate you make home with you as a souvenir.
Fly high in a plane and then jump into a lifetime’s adventure. On your free fall in the Bernese Oberland, you will have a bird’s eye view of the mountains and lakes. An unforgettable skydiving experience against an impressive backdrop with a guaranteed adrenaline kick is waiting to be enjoyed.
Europe’s longest gondola cableway takes you to Männlichen in 81 minutes. At the top you enjoy a unique view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.Breathe in the fresh Alpine air from the Eiger North Wall and enjoy the aura of the Jungfrau. Hiking is by far the best way to discover the magic of our mountain world. Männlichen has a host of hikes to suit all tastes — whether you prefer short or long, wild, tame or tough! And all are equally impressive. You’ll be in good hands at the Männlichen Mountain Guest House. Fine food and friendly service will surpass your expectations!
Why not take a half-day or full-day kayak tour on turquoise Lake Brienz? In summer, Hightide Kayak School will bring you to the Giessbach Falls and take you on an evening tour; in winter, atmospheric kayak tours are available.
The Swiss Alps as you’ve never seen them before: in the Bernese Oberland you embark on an unforgettable flying experience. From a spectacular flying tour over Interlaken to a trip to the Matterhorn or even Mont Blanc, the sky is the limit.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Interlaken West station, the nostalgic cable car takes you up the Heimwehfluh. The mountain offers a wide range of adventurous activities for young and old alike, from a sledging run to a playground.
An easily accessible launching area on the lower reaches of the Lütschine river means that families can also book an adventurous river rafting trip on the famous white-water river. You and your family will paddle together towards Lake Brienz, fully equipped and in the expert hands of one of our guides. The smaller waves and splashes ensure fun for all ages. A plunge into Lake Brienz at the end of the tour is the perfect way to round off this fun family experience.
Interlaken is rightly known as “the adventure capital of Europe”. Discover an incomparable world of adventure amid a landscape of mountains and lakes. Feel the adrenaline course through your body and experience the sheer power of the water as you’ve never felt it before. The canyoning tours in and around Interlaken take you to places you can’t reach on your own.
Looking for a thrill and have no fear of heights? If so, the “Grimsel” canyoning trip is perfect for you. You start out by abseiling 50 m down into the spectacular gorge. What follows is the ultimate adrenaline rush: sliding down rocks, exciting jumps and zip lines.
Paddle through white water past beautiful landscapes and idyllic valleys on a river rafting tour in the Holiday Region Interlaken. The Swiss mountains that surround you add to the spectacular ambience. You and your crew steer the raft through rapids and thundering waterfalls. An experienced guide accompanies you on your adventure and shows you how to tackle the river's challenges safely.
The water is perfect for a refreshing swim on hot summer days where you can float alongside the boat. Accompanied by professional river guides to help navigate the rapids along the way, the trip provides a safe and fun experience for groups of friends, family and children.
What is the Canyon Swing? A gorge, a rope, bravery, fearlessness and a rush of adrenaline. Take this breathtaking challenge and launch yourself into the awe-inspiring chasm of the Grindelwald glacial gorge. Experience 90 m of freefall, then swing between towering rock faces at 120 km/h. Professional guides are available to ensure your safety.
Bungy jumping in the Holiday Region Interlaken is breathtaking. Thrills and a fantastic view guaranteed! Beneath the Stockhorn in the vicinity of Interlaken, you can jump out of a cable car, supported only by a bungy cord. It's a unique experience for those with an adventurous spirit.
The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau represent the majesty and power of the Swiss Alps like no other mountains. Vertical rock faces rising 13 000 ft (4000 m) out of the earth, their stark beauty can only be fully appreciated from above as you fly over their peaks and down into the south basin that forms the birthplace of the largest glacier in Europe, the Aletsch.
Visit the impressive natural spectacle and admire the 300-metre-high rock faces in Grindelwald’s Glacier Canyon. A walkway takes you along a one-kilometre-long gorge through rock galleries and several tunnels. A real highlight is the 170 m2 “spider’s web”, a walkable construction, which stretches across the gorge and offers thrills and a spectacular view.
Whether in winter or summer, a paragliding flight is an unforgettable experience whatever the time of the year. Fly with an experienced paraglider pilot or a hang glider pilot over Interlaken. As you glide through the air, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful alpine panorama and enjoy the view of Lakes Thun and Brienz.
Enjoy the breathtaking bird’s eye view high above Interlaken while you and the paraglider float in the wind. Admire the view of Lakes Brienz and Thun as well as the surrounding mountains during your tandem flight with a professional paraglider pilot. You can book your tandem flight with AlpinAir Paragliding, one of the local enterprises in Interlaken providing paragliding adventures.
Raise the anchor, cast off and simply relax. Take a picturesque cruise on the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz. The majestic mountain sides and idyllic stretches of the riverbank make for the perfect natural surroundings. Glide across the lake’s waters on the boat and recharge your energy in the sunshine. Ahoy there!
Over thousands of years the Aare river has carved its way between the villages of Meiringen und Innertkirchen, forming a 1,4 km long and 200 m deep gorge.Take a walk through the Aare Gorge and you will feel the force of nature like nowhere else! Below you, the ice-cold glacier water of the Aare river forces its way relentlessly through the narrow gorge. Above you the sheer cliff faces rise up into the sky.
Enjoy the breath-taking bird’s eye view high above Interlaken while you float in the wind. Admire the view of Lakes Brienz and Thun as well as the surrounding mountains during your tandem flight with a professional paraglider pilot. You can book your tandem flight with Twin Paragliding, one of the local enterprises in Interlaken providing paragliding adventures.
Glacier 3000, located at the highest point of the Vaudois Alps, is open all year round for winter activities for all! With its stunning views and wide range of activities on offer – including the Peak Walk, a unique suspension bridge linking two mountain peaks – Glacier 3000 is a must for your holidays in Switzerland!
Hang gliding over Interlaken, you’ll feel as if you have wings. Experience total joy as you fly over Interlaken, admiring its alpine and lake landscapes. You will be accompanied by a professional tandem pilot.