Interlaken, located fairly central in Switzerland, is an adventure epicenter. The famous Eiger Northface, part of the Jungfrau Group, towers over Interlaken and its neighboring valleys. Even better than Interlaken, are the charming villages in the neighboring valleys, such as Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and Adelboden. The village of Wengen is perched on the side of the mountain along the train tracks that climb up to base of The Eiger. Wengen in winter is very special, as none of the roads are plowed, and visitors travel through town often on skis and sleds.
Summer: Some of the most common activities include hiking, via ferratas, boating, mountaineering and paragliding. For the less active, a train ride up to the Top of Europe (expensive) goes up through a glacier. There is also plenty of shopping, or lifts and gondolas to enjoy. Via ferrata recommendations include the Murren Klettersteig, which is technically extremely easy, but has some very exposed and breath-taking features, in addition to the Rotstock, which is right next to the north face of The Eiger. Just a short drive out of town, you will find the spectacular Kandersteg-Allmenalp Via Ferrata, complete with a unique twisting latter.
Winter: There is no shortage of winter activities in the Jungfrau Region. As expected, ski slopes are abundant. There are several cross-country ski trails in the region, although the trail in Grindelwald is, arguably, one of the best. There are also several winter hiking and snowshoe trails.
Before you go, you may want to consider purchasing the Jungfrau Region Map, available on our map page.