Summit moments & water fun

Your perfect summer holidays around Lake Thun & Lake Brienz

Want to make the most of your summer holidays and experience the beauty of Switzerland first-hand? The Holiday Region Interlaken with Lake Thun and Lake Brienz offers you a wide selection of natural wonders and unique experiences. Exciting water activities on crystal-clear waters and mountain excursions with sensational panoramic views will ensure that your summer holidays this year are truly memorable!

  • Refreshing water activities on crystal-clear waters

  • Turquoise mountain lakes & thundering waterfalls

  • Numerous natural wonders to discover

  • Memorable mountain excursions with 360-degree panorama

  • Varied hiking trails for the whole family

  • Unforgettable outdoor activities that provide plenty of fun

5 refreshing tips on, in and around the water

Lidos & open-air pools

The Holiday Region Interlaken is a real water paradise. Numerous bathing spots around Lake Thun and Lake Brienz offer you the opportunity to relax and invigorate yourself. Some lidos offer direct access to the lake, while others have pools with incredible views. Discover our lidos and open-air pools and enjoy the cool water on hot summer days.

Lake cruises

If you’d rather not dip your toes in the refreshing waters, you can explore the beautiful lakes on a boat trip instead. There are innumerable natural wonders in every direction. Marvel at the Giessbach Falls and the picturesque fishing village of Iseltwald on Lake Brienz and visit the fairytale castles and villages that surround Lake Thun.

Activities on the water

Canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding, sailing and much more. You’re guaranteed to find the perfect way to enjoy the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The huge range of water activities offers something for water rats of all ages. You’re bound to be awed by the views of the surrounding mountains too.


There are several gushing waterfalls to marvel at in the vicinity of the two lakes. For instance, the imposing Giessbach Falls on the shore of Lake Brienz, or the Milibach Waterfall in Brienz, which dominates the townscape of the woodcarving village. The Pochten Falls is also highly recommended. The thundering waters of the mountain stream plunge 80 m down into the depths of the Suldtal valley.

Mountain lakes

Small lakes amid a landscape of massive peaks are particular attractions. You will find two idyllic mountain lakes offering a variety of hiking trails in the picturesque Stockhorn area. The mysterious Hinterburgseeli is hidden away on the Axalp, above Lake Brienz. The Burgseeli is situated in Ringgenberg above Interlaken, where an attractive lido in an idyllic location awaits you.

5 memorable mountain excursions in the Holiday Region Interlaken

Brienzer Rothorn

The nostalgic rack-and-pinion steam railway takes you from Brienz to the Brienzer Rothorn. On the summit, you can enjoy a view of over 693 mountain peaks and the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz in the valley below. Discover memorable hikes or indulge in some culinary delights from the Berghaus.

Schynige Platte

A paradise of alpine flowers, panoramic views and hiking trails awaits you on the Schynige Platte. The rack-and-pinion railway winds its way from Wilderswil up to the sunny plateau, with its stunning views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Indulge your taste buds with delicacies from the Berghaus, while the alpine playground will make children's eyes light up with delight.

Niesen Kulm

The Swiss Pyramid offers you the very best of 360-degrees panoramas. Lake Thun glistens in the valley below, surrounded by towering mountains. Relax on the terrace of the Berghaus and enjoy delicious food and drinks. Children can have fun playing in the "Niesendörfli" playground while you decide which hike you’d like to undertake.


The Niederhorn offers a wide range of adventurous activities. Everything you could want is on offer, from memorable panorama trails to challenging alpine orienteering routes and fun-filled scooter-bike rides. These experiences are set against breathtaking views of the Three Peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the deep-blue waters of Lake Thun. Look forward to a day packed with action and enjoyment.


A real hiker's paradise awaits you on Grimmialp with its alpine panorama and idyllic mountain lakes. A highlight for the whole family is the Grimmimutz adventure trail with its educational activity posts. There are many other beautiful hiking trails through unspoilt landscapes for those who love nature.

Your summer holidays could be this much fun

Atemberaubende Abendstimmung während einer Rundfahrt mit dem MS Stockhorn auf dem Thunersee.

Day 1

Check in at hotel
Boat trip on Lake Thun including dinner

Ehepaar beobachtet vom Strandbad Brienz aus im hüfthohen Wasser den Brienzersee

Day 2

Excursion to the Brienzer Rothorn
A refreshing dip at Brienz Lido
Convivial dinner on a restaurant terrace in Interlaken

Gruppe mit SUP und Kanu gleitet in der Spiezer Bucht über den Kanuweg auf dem Thunersee

Day 3

Canoe tour on the Lake Thun Canoeing Trail
Bathing fun at the Spiez Lido
Stroll through Spiez including dinner

Blick vom Stockhorn auf den Hinterstockensee und Berglandschaft im Sommer

Day 4

Visit to the Stockhorn including its mountain lakes
Stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Brienz
Convivial dinner

Luftaufnahme vom Niesen mit dem Berghaus und Blick auf den Thunersee

Day 5

Hike to the Pochten Falls
Evening trip up the Niesen Kulm with dinner

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Charming villages with attractive accommodation options await you in the Holiday Region Interlaken. Find your dream accommodation with wonderful lake or mountain views.

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