(English) Interlaken – what a wonderful alpin wonder-world you can discover!

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Terrific view at the ege of the Mönch to the Jungfrau. Photo: GMC Photopress/Gerd Müller

It’s not unusual for a town to be on a river, lake or an ocean. But for it to sit between two lakes may well be unique. Interlaken – between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz – can boast such a privileged position. And there’s more. Interlaken is also in the heart of the magnificent Jungfrau Regionmountain world and affords views of the world-famous icy icons, the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau.

Way up the Switzerlands highest alpin hut the Mönchshütte. Photo: GMC Photopress/Gerd Müller

Way up the Switzerlands highest alpin hut the Mönchshütte. Photo: GMC Photopress/Gerd Müller

Interlaken’s trump card as a holiday resort is without doubt its privileged position in the heart of the Bernese Oberland with its numerous sightseeing attractions. Interlaken, easy to reach by rail and road, is the starting point for an array of excursions: cruises on Lakes Thun and Brienz, outings to the many summits and vantage points in the Jungfrau Region and Alpine foothills made accessible by mountain railways and aerial cableways. The highlight of every stay in this region has to be an excursion to Europe’s highest-altitude railway station, the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe at 3,454 metres above sea level. The Ballenberg Open-Air Museum near Brienz, St. Beatus Caves above Lake Thun, Trummelbach Glacier Falls, Schynige Platte with its Botanical Alpine Garden, train trips, for example to Lucerne, Bern and Montreux and spectacular bus tours over Alpine
passes are only a few of the countless other attractions.

Three anniversaries and one premiere

Since 100 years driving to the Top of Europe: The Jungfrau Joch Train

Since 100 years driving to the Top of Europe: The Jungfrau Joch Train. Photo: GMC/Gerd Müller

The year 2012 in Interlaken is marked by three anniversaries. First and foremost, the historysteeped Jungfrau Railway celebrates its centenary. The opening 100 years ago made a definitive contribution to the touristic development of the region. Now famous far and wide, the William Tell Open-air Theatre can also celebrate a 100-year-old success story. The Jungfrau Marathon, considerably younger but equally of major importance to Interlaken, celebrates its 20th edition in September 2012. It rates the most beautiful mountain marathon in the world. And extremely promising is the premiere of the International Firefighter’s Fest in May 2012. The first Code 3800 event is an absolute must for all fans of hot action and spectacular heroics.

Mecca of adventure sport

What a stunning Paragliding flight from Schilthorn viewing Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau

What a stunning Paragliding flight from Schilthorn viewing Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau. Photo: GMC/Gerd Müller

Whether on water or rock – Interlaken can boast a vast variety of leisure activities in a conveniently compact area. In recent years, the town has become a veritable mecca of adventure sport. The topographical features make it possible for guests to get a rush of pure adrenaline in the air, on water and on the ground. Paragliders circling over Interlaken and then landing on the Höhematte meadow are now almost part of Interlaken’s everyday scene. And no wonder – the mountains around the Bödeli offer numerous, easily reached take-off points. Anyone who fancies being even more of a high-flier can book a sky-diving session and admire the scenery from a greater height. River rafting, canyoning and hydrospeeding are cool offers on the region’s rivers.

The Wengeralp-Train at the Kleine Scheidegg, where the Jungfrau train is drinving up to the Top of Europe. Photo: GMC/Gerd Müller

The Wengeralp-Train at the Kleine Scheidegg, where the Jungfrau train is drinving up to the Top of Europe. Photo: GMC/Gerd Müller

Zorbing promises fun and action rolling over pastures in a transparent plastic ball. Mountain-bike tours and hikes along well-marked trails make for near-to-nature experiences – with the majestic lake and mountain world always in your sights. Furthermore, Interlaken is flying the flag for
electro-mobility and sustainable tourism.

Interlaken – in the midst of winter!

Interlaken is quite simply a summer holiday destination second to none. But this holiday region in the heart of the beautiful Bernese Oberland has plenty to offer in winter too. Winter guests have the choice of three Top Ski areas – each one easily reached with a free ski bus. The small but superb ski areas of Beatenberg and Habkern are perfect for families, and winter walkers and sledging fans will also be in their element. A rich range of excursions and favourable winter rates at 65 hotels round off Interlaken’s attractive winter offers for guests. (And now: Have a closer look at allmytraveltips images)

Jungfrau Train Images

Jungfrau Marathon Images

Images from Switzerlands highest alpin hut

Schilthorn Images

 

For further informations please contact:

Interlaken Tourismus
Höheweg 37
3800 Interlaken
+41 (0)33 826 53 00
mail@interlakentourism.ch
www.interlaken.ch

 

Links to the Photo-Portfolios:

Moenchshuette Photos

Jungfrau-Bahnen Photos

Jungfrau Marathon Photos

First Grindelwald Photos

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Further german reports about the Jungfrau-Region:

Spitzenathleten laufen am Jungfrau-Minimarathon für einen guten Zweck

Langdistanz-Berglauf WM: Ueli Steck startet 2x am Jungfrau-Marathon

2011: Logiernächteplus von 5.5 Prozent in der Jungfrau Region

Nachhaltigkeit und sanftmobiler Tourismus in Interlaken

Jungfrau Region Marketing AG von Grindelwald nach Interlaken

 

Further german reports about Adelboden Region

Engstligenalp ahoi: Golf-Mountain für Offgreen-Golfspieler

Chancen und Risiken des Klimawandels für Adelboden

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Über Gerd M. Müller

Der Zürcher Foto-Journalist Gerd Michael Müller gründete vor 20 Jahren die Presse- und Bildagentur GMC Photopress. Müller arbeitet seit über 25 Jahren in der Tourismus-, Medien- und Kommunikationsbranche. Er hat über 1000 Publikationen und Reisereportagen in renommierten Medien veröffentlicht (u.a. «Welt am Sonntag», «FAZ», «FACTS», «Weltwoche», «SonntagsZeitung», «Globo», «Animan», «Reisen & Kultur-Journal», «FAZ», «Spiegel», «Süddeutsche Zeitung») und darüber hinaus auch für hochkarätige Spa- and Travel-Magazine wie «Relax & Style», «Tourbillon», «Excellence International», «World of Wellness» und «Wellness Live» gearbeitet. GMC Photopress besitzt ein umfangreiches Bildaurchiv mit rund 250'000 Bildern aus über 80 Ländern zu den Themen Lifestyle, Luxus, Beauty & Spa, Kultur, Touristische Highlights, Natur, Landschaft, Wildlife, Umwelt, Humanitäres und Soziales.
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