Top things to do

Mountain in Interlaken

Harder Kulm

For far-reaching views to the 4000m giants, take the eight-minute funicular ride (adult/child return Sfr32/16) to 1322m Harder Kulm. Many hiking paths begin here, and the vertigo-free can enjoy the panorama from the…
Wine Bar in Interlaken

WineArt Fine Wine & Food Market

A pleasant spot for a midday or late-afternoon break, this slick wine bar and deli serves up a stellar assortment of wines by the glass, along with everything from charcuterie to coffee to homemade Swiss chocolates.
Mountain in Interlaken


A nostalgic funicular trundles up to family-friendly Heimwehfluh for long views across Interlaken. Kids love the bob run down the hill – lay off the brakes to pick up speed.
Sandwiches in Interlaken

Sandwich Bar

Choose your bread and get creative with fillings like air-dried ham with sun-dried tomatoes and brie with walnuts. Or try the soups, salads, toasties and locally made ice cream.
Cave in Interlaken

St Beatus Caves

Sculpted over millennia, the St Beatus Caves are great for a wander through caverns of dramatically lit stalagmites, stalactites and underground lakes. Lore has it that in the 6th century they sheltered St Beatus, m…
International in Interlaken


Super-cool Benacus is a breath of urban air with its glass walls, wine-red sofas, lounge music and street-facing terrace. The menu swings from creative tapas to Med-style flavours like monkfish bouillabaisse. The t…
Thai in Interlaken

Little Thai

This hole-in-the-wall den is authentically Thai, festooned with pics of the King of Thailand, kitschy fairy lights and lucky cats. Snag a table to chomp on Eddie’s freshly prepared spring rolls, homemade curries and…
Theatre in Interlaken


There are twice-weekly performances of Schiller’s Wilhelm Tell (William Tell) between mid-June and early September, staged in the open-air theatre in Rugen Forest. The play is in German but an English synopsis is av…
International in Interlaken

Goldener Anker

Even fussy eaters will find dishes that please at this beamed restaurant. The globetrotting menu tempts with everything from sizzling fajitas to red snapper and ostrich steaks. It also has a roster of live bands.
Swiss in Interlaken


In a quaint shuttered house overlooking the Aare River, this is a sweet, family-run pick, with a pine-beamed interior. The classics are done well here – fondue, rösti, perch fillets, you name it.