What are the best summer activities in Interlaken?
Interlaken, located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, is known for its beautiful landscapes, the view of the famous Jungfraujoch, but also for its countless activities and sights. In order for you to experience the best of the best during your stay, we have collected insider tips for you so that you can get the most out of your stay!
Most popular summer activity in Interlaken: Paragliding
Would you like to do something exciting, out of the ordinary, during your visit to Interlaken? Then a paragliding flight is a must for you! Together with an experienced and professional tandem pilot you start from Beatenberg at almost 1500m. above sea level and fly over the blue Lake Thun with a view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. You can easily book the flight with Skywings Paragliding. We have been operating tandem flights for many years and guarantee a safe and professional adventure in the sky!
Time commitment: 1.5 hours
Season: All year round
Suitable for: Everyone! Minimum age 4 years, maximum weight 100kg
On Interlaken's local mountain: Harder Kulm
Walking on eternal snow: The Jungfraujoch
This activity takes a bit of time, but if you’re staying in Interlaken for a few days, be sure to visit the Jungfraujoch !The train takes you from Interlaken to the highest train station in Europe at 3454 meters above sea level in just 2 hours. The first highlight is the train ride itself, which takes you along roaring rivers and lush green meadows. Arriving on the Jungfraujoch, a breathtaking view of the Aletsch Glacier and the surrounding four-thousand meter peaks of the Bernese and Valais Alps awaits you! Take the perfect souvenir photo on the Sphinx viewing platform, take some steps in the crunchy snow, visit the Ice Palace or have fun in the Snow fun park.
Time required: 5 to 6 hours
Season: All year
Suitable for: Everyone
River rafting for adventurers
Discover Lake Brienz from a jetboat
Round trip through the Lauterbrunnen Valley
Would you like to discover the surrounding mountains and valleys? Then take a round trip through the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The valley is known for its 72 waterfalls and the striking rock walls that rise 600 meters vertically above the valley floor. The train takes you from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen train station in just 30 minutes. There you change to the gondola, which takes you to Grütschalp. During the ride you have a wonderful view of the well-known Staubbachfall, which cascades over the rocks. Either you hike from Grütschalp to Mürren (approx. 1h 15m) or you take the train. Stroll through the car-free village in Mürren and enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding snow-covered mountains. From there, you take the gondola to Stechelberg. From there you can take the post bus to Lauterbrunnen. Be sure to inquire at the train station in Interlaken about a round trip ticket that includes all means of transport.
Time required: 4.5 hours
Season: all year round
Suitable for: Everyone