Interlaken - Gateway to Jungfrau

Facts & Figures

The three Bödeli municipalities. There’s more to Interlaken than just Interlaken! The Bödeli, as the locals call it, consists of three political municipalities: Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen.

Municipality of Interlaken

Interlaken, the holiday resort steeped in tradition between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, with views of the world-famous trio of peaks that are the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Interlaken is easy to reach by car, train and bus. Cruise ships also operate a regular schedule from Thun and Brienz to Interlaken.

Municipality of Matten

The boundaries separating the municipalities of Matten and Interlaken are complex to say the least, sometimes running between the houses themselves.

Municipality of Unterseen

The boundary between Unterseen and Interlaken is the Aare river itself, which flows from Lake Brienz between the two municipalities into Lake Thun.


Interlaken has a resident population of approx. 5,750.
The population of Matten is around 4,000.
The municipality of Unterseen has a population of around 5,800.


High season:
  • Summer months (June to mid-September) and the Christmas/New Year period.

In-between season:

  • April, May and from mid-September to the end of October, with a wonderful atmosphere in both spring and autumn.

Low season:

  • November to March – Guests benefit from spring, autumn and winter offers and attractive hotel rates. There are no stipulations regarding minimum stays or “Saturday arrivals”.

Resort taxes

Guests in Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen are liable to a resort tax. After filling out the registration form you will receive a Guest Card for the Interlaken Holiday Region, which entitles you to a range of discounts. Full details can be found in the Guest Card flyer, the Jungfrau Magazine and the Tourist Information.

Resort tax rates and Cantonal Accommodation Tax for Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen

Hotels and holiday apartments
Rate per person per night:
  • CHF 2.50 for adults (summer, 1.4. - 31.10.)
  • CHF 2.20 for adults (winter, 1.11. - 31.3.)
  • Children aged 0 to 16: free!

Camping and group accommodation
Rate per person per night:
  • CHF 1.80 for adults (all year round)
  • Children aged 0 to 16: free!

Details of resort tax excl. Cantonal tax CHF 1.00.

Tourism statistics

Number of beds in Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen:
  • 4231hotel beds
  • 339 beds in holiday apartments
  • 6 camp sites
  • 1133 beds in group accommodation

Overnight stays in Hotels:
Total of approx. 900,000 overnight stays per year

Guest provenance:
Switzerland, Gulf States, China + Hong Kong, Korea, India, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Thailand, Japan

Additional infrastructure

  • Bathing areas on Lakes Thun/Brienz
  • Golf course (18-hole)
  • Sailing, surfing & diving schools and equipment hire
  • Bicycle and mountain bike hire
  • Delta/paragliding tandem flights and schools
  • Adventure sports
  • Bowling alley
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Indoor ice skating and curling
  • Tennis courts (indoor/outdoor)
  • Mini-golf
  • Via ferratas
  • 8 gymnasia and sports halls
  • Indoor pool
  • Riding
  • and much, much more…
Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
3800 Interlaken
Tel. +41 (0)33 826 53 00
Fax +41 (0)33 826 53 75
Interlaken - Höhematte
Unterseen - old village / Stadthausplatz Interlaken - Höhematte
Interlaken by night Interlaken - Winter