Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What to Do in Interlaken

For some of the most beautiful views in the region, holiday-makers and hikers alike have visited the striking mountains of Bern Canton for years. The quaint and lively town nestled within the mountainsis often a main port of call.

JungfrauMountain, Switzerland Photo Credit

On the edge of Jungfrau Mountain,Interlaken isn’t increasingly becoming popular among tourists who want something more from their skiing holiday.

As experts in the travel field who know this area inside out, Inghams travel reps Liz and Mike Cakebread know everything holidays need to know about thiscosmopolitan town.

The basics

As it’s not too far from the Swiss capital,it’s really not that difficult to get here Situated between the two lakes of Brienz and Thun, it’s got plenty of life and offers plenty of mountain and boat excursions.
In fact, the name Interlaken comes from the Latin word interlacus – meaning land between two lakes. Liz and Mike Cakebread are happy to dish out some suggestions regarding what to do while staying at one of the area’s hotels.


 One recommendation is to enjoy the nearby lakes by boat. Lake Brienz’s crystalline emerald green waters are best enjoyed ona lazy cruise, and can take you to see the Giessback Waterfalls.
It’s also recommended to see the woodcarving village of Brienz, where the woodcarving museum is full of delights and wonder. Continuing on beyond Brienz will lead you to Ballenberg, an open-air museum which showcases the best of architecture in the country.


For a bite to eat with a difference, you can’t get much quirkier than the revolving restaurant Schilthorn. Most famous for featuring in the James Bond flick OnHer Majesty’s Secret Service, it even offers a ‘James Bond Brekkie Buffet’in homage to the film.

                                            007was Partially shot in Switzerland Photo Credit 

Before returning to Interlaken, take a stroll in the village of Murren and enjoy the charming Swiss chalets and mountain huts.


Standing at 11,333ft above sea level, the Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe. Once you’re up at the highest point, you can enjoy skiing and husky rides atop the Aletschgletcher,the longest glacier in Europe.

Whether you choose to follow all of the Cakebreads’advice or not, a stay at Interlaken promises to be full of beautiful views,great views and some truly unique experiences.

Liz & Mike Cakebread – Zermatt & Interlaken Liz & Mike are very knowledgeable Inghams resort reps, having travelled and worked in number of resorts around the world. Their favourite resorts include Zermatt & Interlaken where they have worked for 2 decades. In winter their favourite place to be is Whistler Canada, where they have enjoyed the ski lifestyle for the past 15 years.


  1. I've actually been there! I did the whole backpack through Europe thing after college and my roommate and I went to Interlaken. Stayed in a really cool, fun dorm and did some awesome hiking.

  2. Wow! What beautiful scenery! I'm not sure I will ever find myself there, but maybe in a dream!

  3. Great suggestions! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I've always wanted to visit Europe- ANYWHERE in Europe. That sounds like a fun place to check out!

  5. I always yearn to travel the world so any destination sounds wonderful to me!

  6. That sounds like a wonderful place to visit

  7. This would be so amazing to visit someday!

  8. Never heard of it, but sounds great. :)

  9. Sounds gorgeous! I'm looking for more warmer areas at the moment, though. :)