Interlaken, a Swiss town that once swooned the Victorians with its mountain vistas; today makes adventurists scream with adrenaline filled activities. The city lies between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and is overseen by the lofty peaks of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. The town is a gateway to the fabled Jungfrau region – an adventure destination bar none.
Interlaken offers the best of Switzerland’s scenery along with the comforts of a lakeside resort. Tourist attractions include boat tours on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, mesmerising train and funicular ride to the mountain peaks. Apart from a variety of walks, climbs and outdoor activities, visitors can go windsurfing on lakes, do horse riding, play tennis or golf, or go paragliding above the 4000m summits.
The best time to visit: June to September
Must visit places: Unterseen, St. Beatus Caves, Jungfraujoch, Weissenau Nature Reserve
Top things to do: Hiking, chocolate tasting, white water rafting, paragliding