Whoever dreams of altitude, eternal snow, natural mirrors, wooden chalets and green pastures will be fulfilled by the Interlaken region. Between Lakes Thun and Brienz and at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Junfrau triad, Interlaken enjoys an exceptional location and beautiful scenery, especially if you are walking or taking the cogwheel railway. Paragliders put on a show every day by landing in the heart of the city, on a large expanse of grass. For an international immersion, it is also the ideal place because, summer and winter alike, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, American or Arab tourists flock to discover this famous stopover and love to stroll around the city in horse-drawn carriages... The numerous souvenir and luxury watch shops satisfy this clientele in search of fresh air and summits. However, Swiss, German and French tourists make up an important part of the clientele! But these are sportsmen and true mountain lovers who come for mountaineering and/or thrills. Interlaken is famous for its ski slopes and thrilling activities in summer and winter: rafting, climbing, bungee jumping from a cable car over the lake, paragliding, etc. You are not here in a ski resort, but in a small town of 15,000 inhabitants (including the adjoining communities of Matten and Unterseen) at the foot of the slopes, which you can reach free of charge by bus or train. With 5,000 tourist beds, the resort's vocation is clear. The prestigious Victoria Jungfrau Hotel, the plaques commemorating the passage of Lord Byron and the beginning of tourism in Interlaken, the casino and a few charming hotels and beautiful Belle Epoque style chalets give a special charm to this resort, an ideal base camp for all bathing or mountaineering pleasures, the discovery of folklore museums or more unusual, manufacturers of santons and wooden cows and other traditional skills. Those nostalgic for the old days can enjoy a pleasant carriage ride from the station. Gourmets will sign up for a workshop at the very young Funky chocolate club run by two chocolate gourmets. Finally, you should know that there is always something going on in Interlaken: western festival, cultural events, marathon, cheese festivities, street arts, woodcarving, etc. In winter, there is something magical about the huge ice rink in the city centre with its igloo restaurant and the Christmas market.

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