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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Interlaken – Impressive Mountain Scenery

Interlaken is a small city in the Bernese Highland region of central Switzerland. It is situated between two Alpine lakes, Brienzersee and Thunersee, Interlaken is a popular base camp for outdoor sports and travel in the Bernese Oberland Alps.

Towards the 19th century, Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland had become a renowned place with its impressive mountain scenery drawing famous contemporaries to this awesome destination. Its success as a tourist site was enhanced further on completion of the Bernese Oberland Railway in the year 1890 as well as the Jungrau Railway in 1912.

It is an ideal location for various excursions as a vacation and convention destination of international importance. Being a small city it is easy to get around on foot or a bike though taxis are available from either train stations as well as the hotels.

Has a Variety of Attractions and Activities

It is one of the most captivating destinations where the small town between the crystal clear lakes of Thun and Brienz is surrounded by Alpine pearls like sparkling streams with beautiful falls combined by awesome mountain scenery of the famous peaks of the Eiger, the Moench and the Jungfrau.

The area surrounding Interlaken has a variety of attractions and activities during winter as well as in summer and the mountains beckons people who are lovers of nature to experience nature at its best while indulging in hiking and climbing in summer and skiing and snowboarding during winter.

Tourist can also indulge in the popular relaxed mountain excursions and enjoy the breath-taking view of the valleys and the Alpine peaks from its summit. Interlaken is so ideally situated that one can also indulge in daily excursion to various cities like Lucerne, Bern or Thun. Besides this, the city also offers various other options to have a nice holiday.

The First Regional Museum in Switzerland

The Jungfrau Region Museum of tourism is the first regional museum in Switzerland which traces the history of travel and tourism to the Jungfrau Region. There are many exhibits which date back 200 years ago, ranging from local crafts and hotel interiors to fashions, folklore and the means of transportation.

 The Tin Figure Museum is an exquisite exhibition of beautiful blend of entertainment and art which consist of 150 scenes from world history right from Old Egypt to Antic Greece, to the Roman empire to the Swiss hero Winkelried and to the World War II where the multitude of miniature figures on display are mind blowing. A stroll along the famous `Hoheweg’, promenade which links the urban centre of Interlaken West with the scattered Interlaken East should not be missed.

 It is also one of the best places in Switzerland for watch shopping, sports equipment and souvenir while at the same time offers a magnificent view of the Jungfrau mountain range. One will also find a variety of handicrafts and art object that one may need.

The nearest international airport is at Zurich-Kloten and the travel time by car is approximately 1.5 hours and 2 hours by train. The Euro Airport in Basel-Mulhouse is within 2 hours and the Geneva-Cointrin Airport is within 2.5 hours. The Bern-Belp Airport with international flight can be covered within an hour by car.

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