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Parasailing / Paragliding
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Gaze down at sparkling glacial lakes and snowy mountain peaks as you paraglide or parasail over the Swiss Alps on a guided tour from Interlak
Mountain
Harderkulm , Interlaken
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The snowy slopes of Harderkulm overlook the town of Interlaken, offering extensive views stretching all the way to the high peaks of west Swi
Tours from $197
World heritage site · Mountain
Jungfraujoch , Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Discover spectacular views of an icy Alpine wilderness at the very top of Europe by visiting Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest train stat
Tours from $156
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
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Water Body
Lake Zurich , Zurich
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Fed by crisp mountain waters, Lake Zurich once served mostly for passenger traffic and cargo transport. Today the sprawling lake counts among
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Interlaken

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Parasailing & Paragliding · Mountains · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region. Outdoor sports enthusiasts arrive here in droves to access the mountains in the surrounding area. The city is backpacker-friendly, offering up party hostels and adrenaline-inducing activities like skydiving, canyoning, hang gliding, paragliding, skiing, and snowboarding. Use our Switzerland day trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Interlaken.

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Where to stay in Interlaken

Straddling two lakes, the resort town of Interlaken is ideal for the traveler with a healthy budget and an appetite for bustling nightlife. Here you'll find a collection of hotels and bed and breakfasts right next to the clubs, restaurants, and bars. There are a couple of modestly priced hostels, but the majority of the accommodation offerings are in the mid-range price point. If you're searching for a quieter retreat, look to one of the neighboring towns.
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