Interlaken Honeymoons


Medieval castles, shimmering lakes and snow-capped mountains make Interlaken the perfect setting for your fairytale honeymoon.

Interlaken Honeymoon

What better way to celebrate officially becoming a couple than honeymooning in Interlaken, a city of twos! Situated between two stunning lakes and offering two different experiences in summer and winter, it’s the perfect backdrop to start your own love story. It’s the gateway to the beautiful Jungfrau region and has excellent links making it an ideal base to explore the area. Interlaken is called the adventure capital of Europe for a reason with everything from glacier walking to bungee jumping in the summer to heli-skiing and sledging in the winter. Or if you and your significant other are culture buffs, lose yourself in picture-perfect castles like Oberhofen, medieval mountain villages like Bonigen and even learn how to blow an alphorn! Foodies will love the chance to taste real smooth Swiss chocolate or dip into a sumptuous cheese fondue. In the winter, hit the slopes and afterwards, indulge in mulled wine and a hot tub in a romantic log cabin. In the summer take a horse-carriage ride around the city before hiking to a vista of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

With fairytale-like scenery and lots to do, Interlaken is an incredible place for a romantic honeymoon. 

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When to Go

Interlaken offers something for everyone all year round. June to September are excellent times for hiking and summer activities with September being a good balance between fine weather and less crowds than the peak in August. January to March sees the best time for snow and cozying up. April and May are the low season and many of the hotels and facilities may close or run a reduced schedule but it can be a good time for lower hotel rates and to see the meadows start to come into bloom. October to December is the other low season with the days getting shorter and colder but most ski resorts not open yet. December is a great time to visit some traditional Christmas markets.

Top Sights and Activities

  • The Jungfrau Railway: Take a ride on the 1912 cog wheel railway to the highest railway station in Europe with viewing points over Europe’s largest glacier. Open year round.
  • Wengen: Visit this car free village above the Lauterbrunnen valley which is great for skiing or hiking with spectacular views
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Ride: Enjoy a romantic ride and take in the sights of Interlaken for the perfect start to your honeymoon
  • Oberhofen Castle: Visit this 11th century romantic castle on Lake Thun for the perfect photo of your honeymoon
  • Boat Trip on a Lake: Take a scenic trip on the waters of either Lake Thun or Lake Brienz
  • Bonigen: Take a tour of this picturesque 16th century chalet village at Lake Brienz where tradition is alive and well
  • Steam Train to Brienzer Rothorn: For stunning views of Lake Brienz and the Bernese Oberland, take this scenic train through meadows and forests in summer time only
  • Paragliding: Take an exhilarating leap with an experienced pilot for a unique view of the Lauterbrunnen Valley that you’ll never forget
  • Take a Hike: The Swiss Alps offer everything from a 1 hour to 5 day hike. Try The Nature Cinema hike from Schynige Platte for truly breath-taking views
  • Eat Lunch or Dinner Harder Kulm Restaurant: Visit this castlesque restaurant for great food and a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Open April to November.
  • Sledding: Take in beautiful scenery by day or team with a fondue dinner by moonlight
  • Learn to Blow an Alphorn: Discover how an alphorn works in the Rischeren Valley & even try to make the distinctive sound yourself!

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Interlaken Honeymoon Discussions

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Araceli, on September 15, 2017 at 4:09 PM

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purplejunebride, on February 19, 2018 at 9:39 PM

My fiancé and I haven't decided on a honeymoon but we think we might do something in Europe. Any recommendations of a place and any tips on saving money? Thanks for the help!

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Kymmy, on August 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM

My FH and I still haven't finalized our honeymoon (talk about last minute!) We were set on a Caribbean honeymoon after the wedding and are ready to book but my dream honeymoon has always been Paris....

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