Whatever time of year you choose to visit Interlaken, the scenic resort town offers fun activities in nature, delicious food and relaxing vibes. Here's everything you need to know as you plan your trip to this world-famous spot in Switzerland.
1. Check the weather before you go
Interlaken can get pretty cold - especially in the mountains. Make sure that you have the appropriate gear and attire based on the weather. Also, keep in mind that you won't be able to partake in certain activities depending on the temperature. Activities that are based in the air such as skydiving and paragliding are most likely to be cancelled.
2. Book activities in advance
Activities are likely to fill up, especially if you are lucky enough to experience nice weather. You may want to use Bus2Alps in order to plan your trip and activities (skydiving, paragliding, etc.). Be sure to use promo code: ALLTHINGSABROAD for a special discount on your Bus2Alps bookings.
3. Make sure to stay somewhere safe and reliable
Balmers is a great hostel, especially if you are able to guarantee a private room. With no elevators and public bathrooms, it’s a more traditional hostel than most others that you are likely to experience. The staff is happy to help and breakfast is provided with your reservation. It is best to stay in a nice area and nearby town because the public transportation in Interlaken is not very convenient.
4. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY NEW ACTIVITIES
Activities in Interlaken frequently involve trying new things. Activities such as skydiving, snowshoeing, paragliding and skiing are all super fun and well worth the anxiety.
5. Make sure to try lots of Swiss foods
Switzerland has amazing chocolate and cheese. We advise that you try to find a fondue place because there you will be able to have both cheese and chocolate. Make sure to budget wisely as fondue meals can be expensive.
6. Take the train
It is much easier to fly into Geneva than most other cities in Switzerland. We advise that you take the train from Geneva to Interlaken. It’s super easy since there is a train line conveniently located inside the Geneva airport. It’s a great way to see Switzerland and is pretty inexpensive. Super saver tickets can be purchased through the SBB website as well.