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Interlaken




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Interlaken is the capital of Bernese Oberland which is the most beautiful place in Switzerland. Interlaken is a delightful destination for memorable holidays and conventions. The city provides spectacular views as its landscape encompasses mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and mesmerises its visitors with the treasure of its timeless allure. This fantastic tourist spot of Switzerland is just the right place for the people with love for winter sports as it provides access to some of the most spectacular skiing in the Alps. The launch of the Jungfrau Top Ski Region, containing more than 160 Km (100 miles) of trails in ski centers above Grindelwald all linked to Interlaken by a mountain railway is remarkable. It is worth mentioning that the city is widely known for its magnificent view of the Jungfrau peak which in turn pulls crowds of tourists every year.

Fact File
Country : Switzerland
Population : 15000
Languages : German, French, Italian & Romansch
Official Currency : Euro; 1 Euro = 52.443 Indian Rupee = 1.2047 US $ = 0.678141 GBP(subject to change)
Location : Interlaken is located in the canton Bern at the lower end of the Brienzersee. This enticing city is located in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.
'Interlaken' literally means "between the lakes" and the city completely justify its name as it is located between the two enticing lakes, Thun and Brienz, just below the towering trio of the mountains Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau.
Interlaken Bern Canton
Getting There
By Air : The city does not have an airport of its own.Tourists who arrive by plane at Zürich-Airport can take a train from the railway station close to the airport. One can purchase a rail-ticket at the airport and take the train from Zürich-Kloten conveniently to Interlaken Outstation.
By Road : Interlaken can easily be reached by car. This mode of transport can also be used to travel within the city.
By Train : Easily accessible from all parts of Europe. Interlaken city can easily be reached by train. Direct trains are connected to the city from all parts of Europe.


Getting Around
Local buses, taxis and hired cars are the ways to get around the city.

Accommodation
The beautiful city of Interlaken provides a wide variety of hotels for the convenience of the tourists. Here is a list of hotels:
5 star hotels in the city:
Best western Du Lac hotel
Best western hotel Seiler au Lac
City Swiss Q hotel
4 star hotels in the city:
Victoria Jungfrau Grand hotel & spa
Best western Chalet hotel Oberland
Hotel Park Mattenhof
3 star hotels in the city:
Europe hotel
Bellevue hotel

Major Tourist Attractions
Mystery Park - Interlaken : Mystery Park is a place where visitors can gain insight into unsolved riddles through models and multimedia presentations.

Interlaken Tours and Excursions : Come to Interlaken - captivating "capital" of Switzerland's beautiful Bernese Oberland. Interlaken is a delightful destination for memorable holidays and conventions.

The Höheweg : It covers around 14 hectares (35 acres) in the middle of town between the two train stations. As one strolls along Höheweg, the famous view of the Jungfrau mountain can be admired. One is also sure to see some fiacres, or horse-drawn cabs. The promenade is lined with hotels, cafes, and gardens which provide excellent source of entertainment.


The Parish church : The church is adorned with its late Gothic tower dating from 1471. This is one of the most photographed sights in the Bernese Oberland. The Mönch appears to the left of the tower and the Jungfrau on the right.
Lake Brienz - Interlaken
Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region : It is the first regional tourism museum in the country. Exhibitions show the growth of tourism in the region throughout the past two centuries.

Trümmelbach Falls : The Trümmelbach Falls are the only glacial falls in the world which have been made accessible deep inside the mountain, a excellent example of natural beauty at its glory. An underground funicular featuring the latest technology, which includes all sorts of tunnels, galleries and bridges makes accessible the 10 glacier-fed waterfalls inside the mountain. The raging Trümmelbach carries the waters of the three massive glaciers of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. It can carry up to 20,000 litres of water per second.

St. Beatus-Hohlen Caves : One can explore these caves to a depth of 3300 feet and find cascading waterfalls, stalagtites and stalagmites. A cave museum and restaurant are available here for entertainment.

Jungfrau Massif : It is one the most popular mountain peaks in the city. There is an Ice Palace, a cavern made into the glacier; a summer ski school, and sleigh rides pulled by Huskies in the former. These activities are available according to the weather conditions. There are also restaurants, a post office, and gift shops available. The restaurant, Top of Europe offers spectacular interiors to the visitors. The outside walls are all windows and when you look through them out over the glacier you feel like you are on top of the world.

Other Attractions
Thunersee and Brienzersee Boat Tours
A Ride on Thun Lake
The Bernese Alps and Lake Brienz and Lake Thun Address
Jungfraujoch

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