Sights in Interlaken
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The Alpine Garden on Schynige Platte (The Plateau) boasts over 500 types of flora. Take a cog-wheel train trip from Wilderswil to the 1967m (6450ft)-high plateau and be rewarded by magnificent views and an abundance of alpine flora, including Edelweiss. There's also a collection of thousands of toy bears at Teddyland.
Despite all this, the main attraction is the hiking and the views. The Panoramaweg is an easy two-hour circuit, while the trail to Grindelwald-First is one of the best in the region. If you're here in July or August, don't miss the moonlight hikes.
You reach the plateau on a cog-wheel train from Wilderswil, a short train ride from Interlaken Ost.
This other-worldly theme park looms large on the outskirts of Interlaken, with expensive re-creations of a Mayan temple, Egyptian pyramid, Indian Vimana (mythical flying machine), Stonehenge and a highly visible 'Sphere'.
It's the brainchild of Erich von Däniken, the Swiss author of the 1970s bestseller Chariots of the Gods, and its displays (including crop circles in summer) are meant to get you thinking about aliens. Sceptics need not apply. There's a free shuttle bus from Interlaken Ost once or twice an hour.
The humble Tourist Museum presents a romp through tourism in the region with costumes, carriages and other curios.