Interlaken is a small city in the Bernese Highlands region of central Switzerland. Located between two alpine lakes (Lake Brienz (Brienzersee) and Lake Thun (Thunersee)), Interlaken is a popular base camp for outdoor sports and travel in the surrounding Bernese Oberland Alps. Interlaken itself is a superb holiday destination.
Trains arrive frequently from Berne and Basel. An hourly connection to Lucerne and a half hourly connection to Meiringen is also available. Connection at Spiez provides access to the canton Valais, to Zürich and to Italy via Lötschberg and Simplon tunnels.