Travel: Interlaken City, Swiss Alps


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Oh, what a winter wonderland! Interlaken is a traditional resort in Bernese Oberland located in Central Switzerland. It’s about an 90-minute drive from the city, and is the main gateway to all the key mountains and resorts in the area.

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You can take a train from Zurich as well, but I loved the drive there. You’ll be totally in awe of these gorgeous views of emerald lakes, snow-topped mountains and quaint timbre houses. Such a wonderful change from the city!

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Upon arrival, you’ll find Interlaken really is a small town of only 5,000 inhabitants! But you’ll be spoilt for choice at the sheer number of activities in store for visitors.

 

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From parasailing, to ice-skating and lots of shopping, this is a great stop before going deeper into Bernese Oberland just to get a feel of the area.

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There were long rows of restaurants, cafes, and chocolatiers for us duck into for a warm drink and a brief respite from the cold winds.

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Look at all those tantalising pastries!

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And if you’re a fierce collector of luxury timepieces, Interlaken will not disappoint.

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Unless you’d like to do a lot of shopping or start some winter sporting activities here, I don’t think you’ll need more than a day Interlaken. But it’s definitely worth a pit stop just to soak up the general ambience of the resort towns in Bernese Oberland.

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But it was really the views on the drive there, and onward into Jungfraujoch that really takes your breath away. More on that soon, but here’s a teaser. Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Travel: Interlaken City, Swiss Alps

    • That’s wonderful! i’m sure you’ll have an amazing time in Switzerland. I didn’t spend the night there, but it all depends on your budget. If you’re ready to splurge, I’ve heard Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa is great! Otherwise, Sunny Days B&B will make for a cosy stay. Have a great time while you’re there (:

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