Unanimously hailed as the adrenaline capital of conventionally serene Switzerland, the majestic mountain town of Interlaken boasts some of Europe’s most staggering scenery and exhilarating activities. The snow-capped spires of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains surround the town, which is nestled between the luscious Thun and Brienz lakes; rushing waterfalls, roaring rivers and rugged outcrops prove perfect places for courageous climbers and dynamic daredevils to satisfy their craving for adrenaline fuelled adventure.
A smooth funicular transports visitors to the summit of the 1355m Harder Kulm, a picturesque peak from which astonishing vistas can be enjoyed. The brave can wander outwards to the Two Lakes Bridge, a wooden platform that protrudes from the summit in order to recreate the feeling of flying; from here, a classic painting of noble mountains, glittering lakes and wisps of complimentary cloud can be enjoyed.
Nearby, a verdant Wildlife Park gives wanderers the chance to enjoy some distinctive Alpine flora and fauna; marmots and ibex graze upon pastures akin to their natural habitat, and blooming flowers create a picture of provincial perfection.
Venture to the historic district of Unterseen in order to satisfy cultural cravings; this Alpine region boasts a rich agricultural, historical and touristic heritage, the latters of which is documented in the unostentatious Tourist Museum. The entrancing exhibition depicts regional tourism with colourful memorabilia and eclectic curios.
Housed in the historic heart of the town is the esteemed Schuh Restaurant, an exquisite eatery that boasts ground-breaking gastronomy and astounding Alpine vistas. Sit upon the terrace in order to dine al fresco upon delectable dishes that transcend the boundaries of conventional cuisine; epic tasting menus are inspired b regional delicacies and creative flair, and many deserts feature chocolate created in the on-site chocolateria. (Höheweg 56, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland)