Interlaken is a small city in the Bernese Highlands Region of central Switzerland. Located between two Alpine Lakes (Brienzersee and Thunersee), Interlaken is a popular base camp for outdoor sports and travel in the surrounding Bernese Oberland Alps. While Interlaken itself is not that scenic it serves as a good base to discover the neighbouring valleys, mountains and lakes, since it holds all the infrastructure and can be reached quickly from major Swiss cities by train and car.
Since 1839, a regular boat service began on the two lakes around Interlaken, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. It makes for the perfect romantic place
The Jungfraujoch is Europe's highest railway station, lying at 350 metres above sea level and the ride is stunning. The station has been up here for more than a century and although somewhat of an expensive trip, it really is worth it.
The castle church in Interlaken called Schlosskirche has an interesting history. It was actually a monastery built in 1133 but what remains now is the convent converted into a private castle. A must visit for the beautiful stained glass work and architectural simplicity.