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All of Switzerland in one place: Discover the most beautiful campsites around Lakes Thun and Brienz With wooden igloos, bungalows and campervans, the times when camping only meant sleeping on a mat or air mattress are long over. Interlaken boasts the highest density of campsites north of the Alps, and its offer of facilities is therefore wide. We camped out in the Swiss region to get an overview! TEXT: SILKE HENKELE

Against the backdrop of the world-famous summits Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the Interlaken holiday region in the heart of Switzerland offers its guests a colourful mix of adventure and recreation options; camping included. 14 campsites to suit many tastes “There are no less than 14 individually and personally managed campsites in our region. These range from easy-going threestar sites to upmarket five-star sites with 70  |  Issue 85  |  April/May 2020

water activities, a bouncy castle and many more fun options for the children. With direct access to the lake, in the middle of the hustle and bustle or quiet and secluded in the countryside – the choice is truly varied. Next to plots for traditional tents or pitches for campervans and caravans, there are also rustic wooden igloos or sleeping cabins for rent, which are particularly popular with families. Not everyone is travelling with their own tent or camper, or simply values a little more comfort. Dogs are wel-

come at all sites,” stresses Bettina Fuchs, marketing manager of Campingregion Interlaken. “Some of the campsites,” adds Fuchs, “are open in winter. Which is not half as weird as it may sound. Modern campervans are very well isolated and, thanks to auxiliary heating systems and power connections, become and remain warm and cosy. Advantages? The same as in summer: you can connect with nature, and it’s great for a digital detox.” Camping – a holiday alternative for all Whether families, active seniors or adventure-seekers, camping is popular with all ages and can be an inspiration for young and old alike, as increasing num-

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