Interlaken Journals

Interlaken - a wonderful place

A May 2002 trip to Interlaken by Rainy

Quote: Interlaken is a city which comes between two likes... It's where the name comes from. Besides lakes, another thing you could explore is the beauty of Jungfrau. Also, you can taste the most famous Swiss food - Cheese fondue...

Interlaken - a wonderful place

Overview

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Go by a cruise to see the beauty of the lakes. Go up to see the Jungfrau (although it is too expensive for me, a poor student.)

Quick Tips:

Book accommodation before you arrive there, because it's so difficult to find one budget room there!

Best Way To Get Around:

Travelling by train is the best way to explore this small town because you could have the best view on the train!

VILLA EUROPE

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Hotel | "Hotel Europe"

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This hotel is near to the Interlaken Main Train Station. (There are two train stations in Interlaken, another one is West Train Station.) Outside the train station, you could find a board showing the hotel names and locations on a map. You could use the free phone provided and make a phone call to the hotel you like. This hotel is quite old and small, a double room (standard) costs 120 Swiss Francs excluding breakfast. (With breakfast 150 Swiss Francs) There is a bathroom inside the room, and overall, I could say, it's okay at this price level. During the breakfast, you don't have much to eat, so think thoroughly whether you want the breakfast or not. 'Cos the staff is not k...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 20, 2002

VILLA EUROPE
HOEHEWEG, 94
Interlaken, Switzerland
0041 33 822 7141

Hotel Splendid

Restaurant

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The only food we wanted to try is Cheese fondue. It's a nice experience when you roll the bread with cheese... but gradually, we didn't like it at all, because it didn't make us full! But if you like cheese, you should try it. The atmosphere is quite casual, and the staff is very nice. One of them knew that we haven't tried the fondue before, she immediately taught us what to do.

The decoration of the restaurant is very special, it's mainly decorated with wood. And you can just sit back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere there.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 18, 2002

Hotel Splendid
Höheweg, CH - 3800 Interlaken
Interlaken, Switzerland
+41 33 822 76 12

A restaurant in Ballenberg Open-air museum

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Restaurant

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We haven't tried any farm food before going to this open-air museum. Therefore, we thought it's good to have a try. Although the waiters were too busy and didn't serve us very well, the food was pretty nice, and it's not too expensive for students! (The food in Switzerland is always too expensive, even the food is not really tasteful.) We ordered veal rib steak and grilled rumpsteak for our main courses. They were served with homemade salads. Beforehand, we shared a soup as the starter. The soup was good, especially if you feel cold. The main courses were of high quality. They were the best food we have had in Switzerland. We were very full, but I still ordered a home-made burned cre...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 18, 2002

A restaurant in Ballenberg Open-air museum
Inside the museum
Interlaken, Switzerland

Open-Air Museum Ballenberg

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Attraction

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Going up the Jungfrau is too expensive for two poor students... therefore we decided to spend a day in Brienz... a lake which is near Interlaken. It's a sunny day, and after having a cruise trip, we decided to take a bus and went to Ballenberg, which is an open-air museum. Along the way to the farm, the scene was really very beautiful. Yellow flowers all over the field... There are many different outlooks of farmhouses being presented in the museum. They were built in different ages, owned by different people before, and now they are all gathered in this museum. The museum is so big that you have to spend a whole day there, and relax yourself is such a fresh air place. Although I am n...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 18, 2002

Open-Air Museum Ballenberg

Interlaken, Switzerland