Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, is the starting point for numerous activities.
By the beginning of the 19th century Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland had already become renowned for its impressive mountain scenery. Famous contemporaries such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Felix Mendelssohn traveled in these mountains. Interlaken's success as a tourist destination was further enhanced by the completion of the Bernese Oberland Railway in 1890 and the Jungfrau Railway in 1912.
As a vacation destination and convention location of international importance, Interlaken is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. Excursion ships, including historic paddle steamers, ply the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
St. Beatus Caves - this is one of the most unique natural attractions in Switzerland, which are located just 6 km from Interlaken. The caves are formed of limestone and granite, shegenda says that once, in these ancient caves inhabited by dragons, and left the place when there found shelter St. Beatus. He lived as a hermit in a mountain cave, and according to legend, was fighting with a dragon.
Caves conveniently covered, and inside, among the stalactites and stalagmites, laid comfortable tourist route.
No other lake in Switzerland has such incredible blue hue of water as Lake Brienz: it flickers then turquoise, then casts a silvery gray-blue tint. Around the lake rise the steep rocky mountains. Lake Brienz (for him -. Brienzersee) not just accept the cleanest lake in Switzerland.