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ROMANTIC GETAWAY TO INTERLAKEN: OUR FAVORITE PICTURES

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Surrounded by the snow-covered Alps and nestling between two beautiful lakes, Interlaken is a township more picturesque than imaginable. It’s wonderful location in the heart of the Bernese Oberland makes it the perfect base location for exploring the surrounding areas including the Jungfrau region.

But once we reached Interlaken and were confronted by its scenic magnificence, we just didn’t feel like leaving. And that’s how charming this quaint little town is! I could spend hours and hours in the town center, just walking by the unique little shops and restaurants. To me, Interlaken is truly the manifestation of Heaven on Earth.

Switzerland on a beautiful summer day

Just get lost driving around the alps and the drive would be worth it

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ZURICH TO INTERLAKEN BY CAR

You can travel to Interlaken via train or by car from another Swiss town. We didn’t want to miss out on any experience at all and thus decided to drive down. We planned a romantic day trip from Zurich to Interlaken by car and spent two wonderful hours driving through the gorgeous countryside of Switzerland.

Of course, we could have taken the train but it does not allow the same freedom, flexibility, and excitement as driving across unfamiliar territory does. In the end it also turned out to be less expensive and time consuming than travelling by train. Plus, who doesn’t love a good road trip? We definitely do!

If you’re wondering about which kind of car and where we rented it for this journey, some more details for you: we got a BMW hatchback since we wanted to ride comfortably, without much fatigue. But you can choose from a wide range of vehicles ranging from sedans like Mini Coopers to roomy SUVs as well.

Sixt is a popular and trusted car rental company in Zurich and that’s where we booked our ride. All in all, the experience was great and added to the wealth of memories we’ll take back from our day trip from Zurich to Interlaken. If you’re planning a visit to Switzerland, my suggestion is that you make sure to stop by Interlaken and if possible, drive down to this dreamy township.

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Renting a car to explore Interlaken turned out to be a nice idea

Drive past Lake Brienz enroute Interlaken

Find a moment of solitude right about anywhere

Interlaken will WOW you just like it wowed us

Welcome to Interlaken

SPEND TIME IN INTERLAKEN’S TOWN CENTRE

Interlaken spells romanticism. And it is small enough that you can explore it all on foot. We spent a considerable amount of time exploring the gorgeous town centre of Interlaken. Long, balmy evening with cutesy souvenir shops around! Yes, some days we like to keep our itinerary light and simply absorb the beauty around.

The town forms as the perfect base for taking day trips to nearby mountain ranges – Jungfrau and Eiger. When in Interlaken, simply walk past the traditional chalet-style houses or alternatively you could rent a cycle and explore. Let’s show you the town in our pictures:

A glimpse of paradise in Switzerland

Interlaken is really small and walkable

The famous Yash Chopra statue in interlaken

Amble around the gorgeous streets to fall in love with Interlaken

Warm up with mulled wine at one of the beautiful eateries

Spend some time discovering the character filled Interlaken town

By the end of the day, you’d love to return to Interlaken for sure!

Bye Interlaken, until next time we meet!

Hope you enjoyed looking at our pictures of Interlaken. Meanwhile, we are planning a return trip to Switzerland this year! Drop in suggestions of some offbeat, romantic places to explore in Switzerland.

 

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