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Location between Two Lakes: As its name suggests, Interlaken ("between lakes") is nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The lakes are beautifully clear, reflecting the surrounding Swiss Alps, and offer various water-based activities like boating and fishing. Outdoor Adventures: Interlaken is a popular base for adventure tourism. It offers an array of outdoor activities such as hiking, paragliding, canyoning, river rafting, and more. In the winter, it serves as a gateway for nearby ski resorts in the Alps. Harder Kulm: The local mountain, Harder Kulm, can be accessed by funicular. It offers a stunning panoramic view of the town and the surrounding mountain peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Proximity to Jungfraujoch: The town is also the gateway to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe, which is often referred to as the "Top of Europe". The train ride to Jungfraujoch offers incredible views of the Alpine landscape. Historical Attractions: Interlaken is home to several historical sites. The Interlaken Monastery and Castle, which dates back to the 12th century, is a notable landmark. Swiss Watch Shopping: Switzerland is renowned for its watches, and Interlaken offers a variety of shops where you can purchase these finely crafted pieces. Cultural Events: Interlaken hosts several cultural events throughout the year. One of the most popular is the annual William Tell open-air play, performed in the town of Interlaken during the summer. Cuisine: Swiss cuisine is part of the gastronomic experience in Interlaken, where you can sample traditional dishes like Raclette and Fondue, as well as Swiss chocolate. Swiss Alps: Interlaken is not just a scenic place itself but also a good base for exploring the Swiss Alps with numerous hiking trails and mountain peaks. Scenic Train Journeys: The town is well connected with scenic train routes such as the Golden Pass Line, which allows travelers to witness some of the most breathtaking Swiss landscapes.