November fun in interlaken
At 1,322m Harder Kulm sits in a majestic spot above the town of Interlaken. The perfect viewpoint overlooking the Brienzer and Thunersee as well as the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Those more adventurous can hike up just over 700m from Interlaken. For guests who prefer a more leisurely approach, a funicular from Harder Railway valley station takes visitors up to the peak in around 10 minutes. Upon arrival there’s a lookout point, restaurant and numerous walks for those looking to explore further.
There’s few better places on earth to realise your dream of flying like a bird. The stunning landscape of the Bernese Oberland provides the perfect backdrop for any Paragliding or Hang Gliding experience, hugely popular sports in the region. Both young and old will be guided by experienced pilots, flying you from the Swiss Alps into the centre of Interlaken with flights taking between 20-30 minutes. Swiss Hotel Apartments has partnerships with Paragliding Interlaken and Hand Gliding Interlaken, offering exclusive rates for guests.
Montreux is approximately 1 hour from both Geneva and Bern, and 2 hours from Zurich.
Who will be the king of the swingers in this treetop playground? With Tarzan swings, zip lines and numerous obstacles to navigate throughout the course, both beginners and adrenaline seekers will relish the challenge of Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken. Whether for individuals, groups of friends or families, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours outdoors in the beautiful forests of the region. Rest assured, full safety equipment is provided.
Whilst travelling through the outdoors, you can enjoy the indoor comforts of the Jungfrau Railway. The nostalgic Ballenberg Steam-Powered Cogwheel Railway only runs on select dates throughout the year, the next being Sunday 7 November. The traditional steam-powered engine, built in 1913 traverses the Bernese Oberland landscape, taking passengers between Interlaken East Station and Meiringen.
A number of cruise options depart from Interlaken East throughout the year. With options to sit indoors and out, it’s a great choice for those unpredictable autumnal days. Cruises pass the likes of Giessbach Falls, Oberried, Iseltwald, Niederried, Ringgenberg, Bönigen. At just over an hour and a quarter, this is another trip of nostalgia – this time on a steamboat. Enjoy unspoilt nature on the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, soak in the breathtaking views of towering mountains, lush forests, crystal-clear streams and waterfalls. There’s so much outstanding natural scenery to enjoy at your leisure on the Lake Brienz cruises.
Switzerland has a global reputation for being one of the finest producers of chocolate. So where better to try your hand as a chocolatier? At the Funky Chocolate Club you can taste, create and decorate your own chocolate. Just like Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, guests can attend daily workshops and learn about the whole chocolate making process – from sourcing cocoa beans to making the delicious chocolate bars you get to take home with you.
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh at the Funky Chocolate Club in Interlaken.