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Perfect for outdoor sports, relaxing and breathtaking views
Member Name: KaribouFluff
Advantages: loads of adventures to be had! An absolutely beautiful place!
Disadvantages: it's so far away!
Interlaken is without a doubt one of the best places I visited when travelling around Europe. Not only are the views breathtaking, but there are loads of things to do whilst you are there.
Interlaken is the perfect place for outdoor sports junkies, and apparently is one of the most scenic places to skydive (although due to the height above sea level there is apparently less freefall). I'm not so brave as to do as skydive, but I did go Paragliding which was an amazing experience! There was only myself and my best friend on the paragliding trip, and the instructors were fantastic fun! They even had a special device with a camera mounted on the end they could hold out to take pictures of us whilst we were in the air! They gave us the films to take home (in a cute little windsock made from paracute material) and the pictures turned out amazing! We landed on the green right in the middle of town!
We also went canyoning whilst in Interlaken, which was again an amazing experience. There are also options to go zorbing, hiking, mountain biking and all sorts of other exciting stuff! You can book most of these activities from your hotel or hostel.
We spent a day making jewelery in a lovely little shop named 'Beden' which was very relaxing, and overall had a wonderful time the entire time we were there!
There are several lovely restaurants, loads of gorgeous chocolate, and plenty of gift shops to browse.
We stayed in Balmers hostel, a quirky lodge with it's own bar and nightclub. It's no luxury hotel, but as far as hostels go, it was fine, full of friendly people, cheap and cheerful!
I'd definately recommend a visit to Interlaken!
Summary: sports and activities available, and hostel suggestion