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ABOVE: Boats offer excursions and point-to-point
transportation on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
The city's official tourist site has a plethora of information on accommodations,
activities, excursions, and more.
Schilthorn (Piz Gloria)
This revolving restaurant and observation deck was featured in the James Bond movie, On
Her Majesty's Secret Service. It offers spectacular views and is reached by cablecar
from Stechelberg, near Lauterbrunnen.
Great mountain views, and not too outrageously expensive. Accessible by
cogwheel railway from Wilderswil.
Attractions and activities
The Interlaken Casino has been entertaining tourists with low-stakes gambling,
restaurants, dancing, concerts, and other activities since 1859. The historic building is
famous for its flower clock.
This company's activities range from mild-mannered river excursions and horse
trekking to bungee jumping, canyoning (sliding down "natural waterslides" in wet suits),
and "houserunning," where you go head first down the side of a building.
Interlaken our partner
Our Europe-based booking partner offers negotiated discount rates at more than
three dozen hotels in Interlaken, along with hotels in
Backpacker's Villa Sonnenhof
Rooms at this centrally located chalet include doubles, triples, quads, dorms
(4-7 beds), and private family-size rooms. Rates include a small breakfast,
linens, a personal locker, and use of the full kitchen.
The oldest privately owned hostel in Switzerland offers rooms, dormitory beds, and tents.
Breakfast and a shuttle service are included in the rates.