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Tandem Paragliding in Interlaken

1. Tandem Paragliding in Interlaken

Feel what it's like to be free as a bird as you float weightlessly through the air - the age-old dream of being able to fly has come true. Without any prior experience, you can accompany a seasoned pilot and discover the Jungfrau Region from a bird’s-eye view. A few simple steps are all it takes to enter a totally new world. Experience the breathtaking sensation of leaving the ground below you and flying freely into the air. The pilots have many years of experience and have taken thousands of flights. They'll teach you how to fly. You will start at Beatenberg in Amisbühl, at a height of 1,350 meters, and fly to Höhematte in Interlaken, a height of 550 meters. Your flight will last around 10-30 minutes, depending on wind conditions.

Interlaken: Funicular Ticket to Harder Kulm

2. Interlaken: Funicular Ticket to Harder Kulm

If Interlaken had a king, he would reside on the Harder Kulm. Take a short walk from the Interlaken-Ost railway station to the Harder Kulm Railway valley station. From there, hop on the funicular in Interlaken and climb up the mountainside. Enjoy stunning views of the scenic mountain landscape. Once you ride to the top, check out the viewing platform which is 1,322 meters (!) above sea level. Marvel at the snowy peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Enjoy the spectacular view from the “Two-Lakes- Bridge,” where you can see the sapphire-blue lakes Brienz and Thun. Feel the thrill of standing on top of a glass-bottomed viewing platform. If you look down, you’ll really get to see what 1,322 meters look like. Visit the restaurant on top of the Harder Kulm. Although the restaurant looks like a castle, you won’t need to be a king to enjoy royal service. Relax as you admire the magnificent view of the sun setting behind the mountains. Choose when you want to make your descent down the mountain. Trains leave every 30 minutes and the last departure is at 9:40 pm.

From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

3. From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

Take the traditional cogwheel train with open windows up to Schynige Platte, almost 2000 meters in altitude. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Thun and the impressive mountains of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau during the 50-minute ride. Enjoy the sounds of the alpenhorn, the Swiss traditional instrument, with a free live concert daily from 11 AM-2 PM. See the famous edelweiss flowers at close range at the Schynige Platte Alpine Garden where they grow along with the black lobelia, the paradise lily and around 650 other species in an easily accessible environment. Relax on the terrace of the restaurant and take in the amazing views. Enjoy a short stroll or try a 6-hour mountain tour. For children, the wooden cow Lily and her friends invite the little ones to play at the new playground right next to the mountain hotel. Parents can make themselves comfortable at the playground and be enchanted by the stunning mountain panorama.

Seilpark Interlaken Climbing Ticket

4. Seilpark Interlaken Climbing Ticket

After a 20-minute introduction, you can choose between 6 trails and a children’s course with varying degrees of difficulty. It is recommended that you spend 2.5-3 hours at the Seilpark Interlaken to take full advantage of everything on offer. The Seilpark Interlaken offers an attractive combination of adventure, team building, and personal achievements. It provides a suitable starting point for all types of occasions, especially for company outings and special events.

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

5. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with the travel by train to Lauterbrunnen, where you arrive after 20 Minutes. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 50 minutes, where you get off. Here you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 30 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.   Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11,333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and in good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany.  Walk through the "Alpine Sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland.  According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the views of the mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg.  From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken, where the tour will end.. 

Grindelwald First Adventure Small Group Tour from Interlaken

6. Grindelwald First Adventure Small Group Tour from Interlaken

Enjoy a mixture of sightseeing in Grindelwald with the typical wooden chalets, and adrenaline with rapid descents on the rope, on the mountain cart and the scooter bike. Allow your guide to take you to Grindelwald and show you the typical Swiss postcard landscape. Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are visible all of the time, and you can take the gondola to an incredibly beautiful vantage point. Guests who are looking for adventure and an adrenaline rush will love this part, as you board the First Flyer, a mountain cart and a scooter bike ride downhill. Guests who like to travel a little more comfortably are welcome to take the gondola lift down to the valley. The tour leads over alpine meadows into the mountains, surrounded by high alpine glaciers and with fantastic views of the surrounding valleys. This is a small group tour and your guide is with you all the time.

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What people are saying about Interlaken

My pilot Chris was amazing. I wanted to try to do a trick but couldn’t handle it so he immediately stopped. He kept making sure I was okay and when I wanted to paraglide a little bit side to side, he was able to perfectly accommodate. The view was amazing.

All the pilots were very entertaining, that we didn't get the chance to be scared while we were prepping. It's pricey but I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Switzerland. If there's one place to paraglide, it will have to be in this country!

Easy company to communicate with and extremely experienced guides. I loved my experience! Big thanks to Ray, my pilot :)

Ramo was the best! Super fun and I don't think you can go to Interlaken without a paragliding experience.

I really enjoyed it, if you come to Interlaken you must go to this trip ♥️ breathtaking view.