Located among the scenic beauty of the Swiss Alps, Interlaken is a town in the Bernese Oberland. With the Brienz lake to its east and the Thun lake to its west, the city is positioned as if it were a painting. A settlement since the stone age and the bronze age, this city lies a witness to the evolution of mankind through ages. Settlements are often discovered around the area. Donning a very old schoolish aura, Interlaken is home to a mere five thousand people. With its old timber houses amid the high mountains and thick forests, the city replicates one of the old times. The mountains and snow around make the place great for skiing and hiking. Tourism being a major attraction of the place, Interlaken attracts tourists, travel enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world.
The history of this city speaks richly of engaging access to the place due to the development of transport and its possibility. Though the picturesque mountains and the emerald coloured lakes are the major sources of attraction, Interlaken is home to numerous other locations, making this place nothing less than a paradise. The Touristik-Museum or the Museum of tourism in the Jungfrau region, the Unspunnen castle and the St. Beatus Cave and waterfalls speak volumes about the rich history of this beautiful city. The waterfalls at the St. Beatus cave are absolutely breathtaking and are bound to keep one hooked on to them. The mountain village also has specimens from the 12th and 14th-century gothic architecture in the Unterseen, lying at the foot of Mt. Harder.
Surrounded by the ethereal lakes Brienz and Thun, the city of Interlaken offers the view of a lifetime of these exquisite lakes. The view of these lakes is no less than a painting from history. Exhibiting bright hues of green, the view is extremely soothing. Entertaining tourists since the 19th century, this place has never disappointed them. Though the first world war caused obstacles in the tourism industry, the hamlet established itself with the services speaking for themselves. This city is also home to Niederhorn, a location comprising diverse natural habitat and wildlife. Home to numerous species, Niederhorn particularly resides in the rare cuckoo, ibexes, marmots and countless others. With its weekly wildlife tours, Niederhorn provides a great view of spectacular viewpoints around the area.
Best time to visit
With the temperatures being a comfortable 18 C to 20 C, the months of summer between June and August are the best time to visit Interlaken. The winters here are rough with temperatures reaching unbearable lows. The temperature and climate of summer offer for calming walks and to soak in the ethereal beauty of the city. Often a commonly chosen tourist place, Interlaken is in great demand during the summer months. The period between the end of May and the last week of September is ideal for touring. Expenses of visiting would rise during the months of peak summer during July and August. Planning the trip early and making required arrangements would be benefitting and easily fits in the budget.