When to travel:Peak tourist months are from May to July, but one can take a trip to Switzerland in any season, depending on their interests.
Language:The official languages are German,Italian,French.
Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF) 1$ =0,9 CHF 1€=1,1 CHF
Food Prices:Meal in a cheap restaurant=23 EUR,Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant=92 EUR
In addition,you can find more information about the visa here.
The day we left Munich on our journey to seven countries we left with joy and eagerness to see these wonderful places. We arrived in Zurich, from there we visited Lucerne and Lungern, and then we set off for these villages which looks like they are from fairy tales.
What was most wonderful and unique for us on this trip in April was the fact that going by car to these villages the weather changes completely from one kilometer to another … we went from spring to Interlaken, to summer on the way to Lauterbrunnen,and here we enjoyed a beautiful autumn day and when we climbed Grindelwald we enjoyed a beautiful winter landscape.It was such a unique and beautiful experience that it will always be etched in our memories and we are happy to share our memories with you,dear reader.
The Harder Kulm is Interlaken’s “local mountain” and is actually not a mountain at all, but a prominent vantage point of the western Harder, and is located directly north of the spa and congress location. It belongs to the Emmental Alps and is located at an altitude of 1321 m. It is accessible from Interlaken Ost by a funicular.
The St. Beatus Caves are a group of stalactite caves below Beatenberg near Interlaken in the canton of Bern. The cave system is located on the northern edge of Lake Thun. It can be walked around 1 km into the interior of the Niederhorn massif with a guided tour. According to legend, Saint Beatus died here. Part of the Way of St. James runs below the caves.
The First is a ridge that flattens the south-west ridge to the Widderfeldgrätli in the Bernese Oberland north of Grindelwald. It can be reached via a gondola lift or on foot. The upper mountain station is also called First and is available to visitors in winter and summer with a well-developed skiing and hiking area. The hike to the Bachalpsee and on to the Faulhorn is particularly popular, offering a spectacular panorama with a view of the upper Grindelwald glacier as well as the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
The Mannlichen is a 2342 m above sea level. M. high peak in the Bernese Prealps. The Wengen-Mannlichen cable car runs from Wengen, and the Grindelwald-Mannlichen gondola lift from Grindelwald to the Male. The mountain stations of the railways are at around 2230 m above sea level. M. on a flatter ridge south of the summit. The actual summit can be climbed from there via the “Royal Walk” in around 30 minutes.
The Bachalpsee – common name for the Bachsee – is a picturesque small mountain lake on the First above Grindelwald in the Swiss canton of Bern. It is located in the Bernese Alps at 2266 m above sea level. M. and consists of two parts, separated by a small natural dam, with its lower part being almost eight meters lower. From its shore there is a magnificent panorama of the permanently ice-covered mountains further south, including the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn.
The Reichenbachfall is a 300 meter high cascade of seven waterfalls in the course of the Reichenbach in the municipality of Schattenhalb south of Meiringen in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. He is known for the dramatic ending of Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story The Last Trouble. The top Reichenbachfall is the largest.
Activities in Interlaken: with E-bike in Berner Oberland ,Cruise in Berner Oberland, Bahn to Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn, from Interlaken Ost on foot to the Harder Bahn (7 minutes), funicular to the Harder Kulm ,Schynige Platte Railway-From the end of May to the end of October, daily trips every 40 minutes from Wilderswil train station, Skydive.
Activities in Lauterbrunnen: Speedriding, Swiss Alps day trip, Männlichen Hike, Paragliding, Cycling . Jungfraujoch day trip.
Activities in Grindelwald: KrimiSpass Jungfrau Region, Cliff Walk, First Flyer, First Bag Jump, hiking.
A good night’s sleep is particularly important when you are travelling. The villages have offers for its guests a host of luxurious, charming and also out-of-the-ordinary accommodation.
Whether in the heart of the city,near the lake or surrounded by nature the hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses guarantee a relaxing and invigorating stay.
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Luxury hotels in Interlaken,Lauterbrunnen,Grindelwald :Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa , Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage , Breathtaking Waterfall Apartment Lauterbrunnen, Hotel Silberhorn Lauterbrunnen , Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel Grindelwald , Bergwelt Grindelwald – Alpine Design Resort.
Mid-range hotels in Interlaken,Lauterbrunnen,Grindelwald : Hotel Rössli Interlaken, Hotel De La Paix Interlaken ,Hotel Staubbach Lauterbrunnen , Hotel Steinbock Lauterbrunnen , Hotel Grindelwalderhof , Derby Swiss Quality Hotel .
Budget hotels in Interlaken,Lauterbrunnen,Grindelwald : Budget Waldhotel Unspunnen Interlaken , Walters Hostel Interlaken , Valley Hostel Lauterbrunnen ,Hotel Hornerpub Lauterbrunnen , Eiger Lodge Easy , Bel-Air Eden.
Where to eat in Interlaken
The Interlaken holiday region has a lot to offer, from wild specialties and Swiss chocolate to cheese specialities. Nevermindif you will enjoy your meal in a mountain restaurant, an alpine hut, in a cave or in an inn with a lake view,we are sure that you will leave this place with beautifull memories…
Restaurants that serve regional specialties : Restaurant & Bar Lisi, Restaurant Laterne, Panorama-Restaurant St. Beatus-Caves, Restaurant Goldener Anker .
Restaurants that serve italian specialties:Perbacco Enoteca & Caffe , Ristorante Pizzeria Arcobaleno , Ristorante Pizzeria Horn, Restaurant Tenne.
Restaurants that serve asian specialties : Restaurant Shalimar, My Little Thai , Simply Sushi .
Where to eat in Lauterbrunnen
Restaurant Weidstübli, Restaurant Schützen , Sulwald Stübli , Hotel Restaurant Silberhorn, Hotel and Restaurant Jungfrau Wengernalp , Restaurant Flavours , Food Point .
Where to eat in Grindelwald
Restaurants Jungfraujoch: Self service Restaurant Aletsch, Self service Restaurant Bollywood, À la carte Restaurant Crystal, Coffee Bar, Sphinx Bar.
Eating & drinking in the Grindelwald Terminal: Bistro, E-Tron Energy Bar, Noodle Soup Bar.
Eating & Drinking Eiger Glacier:Bistro Eigergletscher, Restaurant Eigergletscher, Skibar Schreinerei.
Interlaken:Free traveling Hotels will provide a free guest card to their guests, which allows free traveling by all modes of transport in the immediate surroundings of the town. Note that this applies to a small area. A rail pass is the best way to cover transportation into the mountains and towns farther away. Many rail passes allow free or discounted traveling across the entire Bernese Oberland.
All guests staying overnight in Interlaken, pay a visitor’s tax. In return, your accommodation provider will give you a GUEST CARD that allows you to take advantage of numerous benefits: Free travel on scheduled public transport services in Interlaken, free travel on the ski bus when used in conjunction with a valid sport pass for the Jungfrau ski region 30 % off trips on the Schynige Platte railway 11 – 25 % off trips on the Harder Kulm funicular railway 30 % off day passes on BLS Cruises service.
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Shopping in Interlaken:
Shopping malls: CityMarket, Top of Europe Flagship Store, Kirchhofer – Outlet
Clothing stores: Square2 , Benetton, Boutique Transit Cosmetics : Swiss Highlights
Gift shop: Heimatwerk Interlaken Telecomunications : Sunrise Shop Chocolate shop : Lindt
Shopping in Lauterbrunnen:
Clothing stores: Wyss Sport, Boutique Myrenna, INTERSPORT Alpia Sport + Mode, SUI Fashion
Food and drinks: Coop Lauterbrunnen
Souvenirs: Top of Europe, Swiss Made Shop, BSouvenirs
Shopping in Grindelwald:
Shopping malls: Eiger, Grindelwald Main Street, Grindelwald Terminal.
Clothing stores: Graf Sports, Tommy Hilfiger, Mammut Store, Kaufmann Fashion.
Gift shop: Mont-Bell, Vogts Corner, Kirchhofer, Grand Bazar Chocolate shop : Lind
Transport in Interlaken
The rail stations are in Interlaken Ost and West. The main shopping street connects the rail station Interlaken West to the rail station Interlaken Ost. They are 20 minutes apart on foot.
Interlaken Ost is the main station, but if your accommodation is within walking distance of either station, you’ll have quick and easy access to all modes of transport.
The local trains take you into the mountains, and to attractions like the Jungfrau and the Schilthorn.
Boats to Lake Brienz depart near the Interlaken Ost station. Boats to Lake Thun depart from Interlaken West.
There are buses to all villages around Interlaken, and those buses also connect the Interlaken Ost and West station. Of course there are trains between Interlaken Ost and West as well.
Transport in Lauterbrunnen
You can walk through the entire village in about 10 min along the main road. You can also take the bus 141 from the main station to the church.
Transport in Grindelwald
Unlike Lauterbrunnen, which is small enough that you don’t need a bus, Grindelwald is bigger and so you won’t miss any of the attractions here, you’ll probably need a bus if you didn’t come by car.Here you will find the bus schedule from Grindelwald.
Getting here by plane-Next in line are the Swiss airports of Bern, Zürich, Geneva and Basel-Mulhouse. After landing, you can take public transport or a hire car to Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald. A train link is also available from Frankfurt airport. Excellent train links are also available from the airports in Paris and Milan.
Getting to Interlaken
Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald are on the Swiss national road network and have excellent links to all major European centers. From further away, Interlaken is well signposted on the autobahns and easy to find.
Once in Interlaken, you can pay your parking charges easily and conveniently with the Sepp app. Public parking spaces Interlaken.
By car Via Bern or Lucerne to Interlaken. Or from the south via the Grimsel Pass (only in summer) or via the Simplon Pass and the Lötschberg car train to Interlaken. Then follow the signs to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen.
Interlaken can be reached by train, bus and by car. The town center is quite compact and can easily be explored on foot, but there are buses too. The rail stations in Interlaken are the starting point for all day trips, Interlaken has exceptional national and international transport links. Every half an hour you have train connections from and to Bern, Zürich, Geneva and Basel. It also has first-class public transport links to Switzerland’s airports and a number of European cities, including Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Milan.
Trains to Interlaken depart from all of Switzerland’s major towns at least every hour. It also offers excellent connections to the international train network.
Getting to Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald
By train Via Bern or Lucerne to Interlaken-Ost. Change to the Bernese Oberland Railway to Lauterbrunnen.
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