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Interlaken – A True Swiss Lake Adventure


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Switzerland – the land of the Alps, great cheese, expensive watches, and money. But you’re surely wondering “There has to be something more to this country than stinky cheese and cash!” Rest assured, because today we’re going to talk about one of the most beautiful and secluded places in Switzerland.

Interlaken is a quaint, quiet town hidden in the middle of the country. It’s surrounded by mountains and lakes, which all contribute to making Interlaken a perfect vacation spot.

Backpacker Heaven

Since Interlaken is seated between not one, not two, but three gigantic mountains, this place was basically built for backpackers and mountaineers.

This can clearly be seen if you look at accommodation prices and offers in Interlaken.

For example, there are “tent city” offers, which include 6 beds for a price of 25 CHF per person.

You’ll have to spend a bit more if you want to stay at a hotel, though, as their prices start at 100 CHF a night.

The prices of food are as adaptable as the prices of rooms here, mostly due to the fact that there are many options when it comes to eating. From 11 CHF meals next to train station to 25 CHF dishes at decent restaurants, there are options that can fit any budget.

A Relaxing Adventure

One can easily say that Interlaken mostly caters to adventurous types. There are many things to do here, but likewise, you can relax in a dozen of different ways.

The town of Interlaken is surrounded by the Jungfrau (13,642 ft), the Mönch (13,474 ft), and the Eiger (13,020 ft). Even though there are sightseeing tours that will take you to observe these peaks, you can also find rock-climbing routes and paragliding spots on each of them.

But let’s not forget that Interlaken got its name because the Aere River is connecting Lake Thun and Lake Brienz while flowing though the town. This presents opportunities like boat trips, fishing, and river rafting.

Ultimately, you would be wise to check out the town’s nightlife and cultural scene. Even though it’s one of the smaller towns in Switzerland, Interlaken offers great folk music concerts and stein after stein of beer.