Interlaken, meaning "between the lakes", is an alpine wonder that only Switzerland could possess. Peacefully nestled in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, the city dazzles in winter and summer alike with the beauty that emanates from it, between Swiss nonchalance and mountain serenity.
Feeling like a village that's gone into exile in mountain pastures, Interlaken sings a charming country melody, under the benevolent and harmonious command of the Aare River. Grandly dominated by the peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, a stay between heaven and earth awaits the visitor as he heads off to the peak of Harder Kulm, a famous mountain.
With stunning views over the region of Interlaken, this cable car looks as if it is ascending to heaven, transporting you off to a place where time seems to stand still. The breath of the traveler might also be interrupted, just for a moment, as he walks along the wooden promontory that seems as if it is floating above the vacuum.
The city cultivates this natural splendor through its environment, of course, but also through its lifestyle, and in particular its culinary art. Practicing the latter brilliantly with the Rugenbräu brewery, the Unspunnenfest has given the region of Interlaken its renown. Swiss folklore as a whole is closely entwined with the city, as it honors the different culinary, cultural and sporting traditions. In front of the waltzes danced in traditional dress and the horn players, a stay in Interlaken suddenly starts to take on the feel of a pastoral eternity.
With paragliding, hiking and cycling all available here, lovers of outdoor activities will be delighted by the possibilities in this destination, popular since the last century. However, it also knows how to charm culture vultures with the St. Beatus caves. A surprising fact in science history is that Georg Cantor and Richard Dedekind, founders of the famous set theory, first met each other in this natural temple.