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Interlaken - Sightseeing and hiking

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Interlaken from Harder Kulm

View of interlaken from Harder Kulm.

Attractions and hiking routes around Interlaken

Below are the attractions and hiking routes we suggest if you're based in Interlaken.

SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND INTERLAKEN

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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

The highest train station in Europe is located in a magnificent landscape of eternal snow and glaciers.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip;
    natural site, mountain top, by train
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.

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Boat trip Lake Thun

Enjoy the views while relaxing on the boat on beautiful Lake Thun.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, lake;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Schilthorn

The James Bond mountain, and one of the best places to view the Jungfrau massif.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Grindelwald-First

The mountain of First near Grindelwald offers great views and lots of fun activities for the entire family.

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Boat trip Lake Brienz

Beautiful Lake Brienz is sandwiched between high mountain walls.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, lake;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Brienz (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Männlichen

The Männlichen, a mountain between Wengen and Grindelwald in the Jungfrau region, offers beautiful views of the Bernese Alps.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Harder Kulm

An easy-to-reach viewing point above the popular tourist town of Interlaken.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by funicular
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Interlaken (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Schynige Platte

Take the cogwheel train up to Schynige Platte for superb views of the Jungfrau massif and the lakes.

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RegioExpress Lötschberger

A beautiful scenic train ride connecting the regions of Bern, Lake Thun, the Kander valley and the Valais.

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REGIONAL HIKING SUGGESTIONS

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First - Bachsee - First

Popular trail to a beautiful mountain lake.

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  • Hiking time: 1h50
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 2149 - 2300 m
  • Distance: 5.8 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)

First - Schynige Platte

Long demanding one or two day hike with plenty of views of the Jungfrau region.

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  • Hiking time: 6h00
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1924 - 2613 m
  • Distance: 16.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)

Grütschalp - Mürren

Easy, popular, beautiful trail on the western plateau above the Lauterbrunnen valley.

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Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg

Popular panoramic route across the high alpine meadows to Kleine Scheidegg.

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Niederhorn - Waldegg

Wonderful route with lots of views all around the Bernese Oberland.

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  • Hiking time: 3h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1202 - 2056 m
  • Distance: 8.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)

Schynige Platte

Beautiful panorama trail with alpine flowers and views of the Jungfrau.

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First - Grosse Scheidegg

Easy walk across alpine meadows with great views of the Jungfrau massif.

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Grosse Scheidegg - Meiringen

Great scenery during this hike that starts just above the tree line and leads through forests.

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Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg

Walk along the impressive Staubbach Fall in the beautiful Lauterbrunnen valley.

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Wengen - Kleine Scheidegg

Demanding hike with lots of views across the Jungfrau region.

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