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Interlaken is a small picturesque village in the Interlaken-Oberhasli district, in Bern canton, Switzerland. It covers an area of just 4.4 sq km (1.7 sq mi) and is at an average elevation of 568 m (1,864 ft).

The village of Interlaken dates back to 1130, when the Convent of the Augustinian Canons was built there. In the 19th century, the village depended on small scale manufacturing for its economy, but today this has been superceded by tourism. Its located between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun - hence the name Interlaken, which comes from the Latin inter lacus meaning "between the lakes" - provides for many scenic sights and photography opportunities.

The warmest month in Interlaken is July, which experiences an average high temperature of 23°C (73°F). January is the coldest month when the average low drops to -4.1°C (24.6°F). August is the wettest month with 145 mm (5.71 in) of precipitation.

Visiting Interlaken

There are trains to Interlaken from major cities including Zürich, Geneva, Basel, Bern and Lucerne. There are two train stations in Interlaken of which Interlaken West station is closer to the town center. Most trains from major cities stop at both stations, except those from Lucerne, which stop only at the Interlaken Ost station.

View of Interlaken between Leke Brienz and lake Thun, as seen from SchränniView of Interlaken between Leke Brienz and lake Thun, as seen from Schränni
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Sights & Attractions in Interlaken

  1. Mystery Park
    Theme park focusing on the great unsolved mysteries of the world, from the Maya calendar to the origin of religion.
  2. Touristikmuseum
    Museum documenting the evolution of tourism in the Jungfrau region.

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