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Contents Information

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Program Ideas

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Panorama

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Lake and mountains

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Fund and games

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Castles and museums

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Admire and discover

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Customs and crafts

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Culinary delights

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Adventue unlimited

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Winter dreams

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Information Welcome to the holiday region Interlaken Blue-green lakes, picturesque chalet villages and eternally white mountain summits – this is where you experience picture-book Switzerland. The choice of excursions into the lake and mountain world is unlimited. Adventure seekers can get their adrenalin kicks in and on water as well as in the air. It’s good to have you here! Services provided by Interlaken Tourism: The Interlaken Tourism Group Department is the central information and booking office for all services in the region. You will receive everything from one source: from initial information to your total invoice for the trip. You can look forward to competent and impartial advice. We are delighted to organize • Overnight stays • Planning and booking of fringe programmes, excursions and activities • Transfers/transport Guidelines • The packages and individual services shown in the brochure are bookable from 10 persons. • Prices shown are per person. • Prices may vary depending on the number of participants and season. Prices are givenas a guideline only • Bookings that include neither a package nor an overnight stay are subject to an administration fee of CHF 55.00. • Bookings and enquires are subject to the Group Terms & Conditions of Interlaken Tourism, which can be viewed at www.interlaken.ch/group-conditions

Saisonale Spezial-Angebote Unter folgendem Link finden Sie unsere aktuellen Spezial-Angebote für Ihre Gruppe: www.interlaken.ch/gruppenangebote Information & Reservation Interlaken Tourism Höheweg 37, P.O. Box 369 CH-3800 Interlaken www.interlaken.ch reservation@interlakentourism.ch

Credit note Pictures: Jost von Allmen, Interlaken Tourism, Thun-Thunersee Tourism, Reto Nyffenegger

Index Summer Winter

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includes following services • Return trip from Interlaken to Harder Kulm with lunch • 1h E-bike-tour • Chocolate show and small souvenir

best of interlaken Culinary highlights, breathtaking views and age-old traditions wait to be discovered. Marvel at Interlaken from above on the Harder, Interlaken’s home mountain. Lunch and the return journey to Interlaken are followed by an eventful tour by electric-bike. Even the steepest hills are child’s play thanks to the electrically-driven bikes as well as fortification with fresh milk and spicy cheese on a farm. The day is rounded off with a chocolate show at the Confiserie Schuh in Interlaken.

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includes following services • Interlaken–Schilthorn return • Lunch in the Piz Gloria • Bond World 007 interactive exhibtion

in the footsteps of james bond Thundering waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, majestic views and an ice-cold martini «shaken not stirred». It only takes you 32 minutes by cable car to reach the summit of the 2970 m high Schilthorn. Enjoy the spectacular view from our big terrace of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and more than 200 other summits.James Bond fans and those wishing to join them will be in their element on this journey through the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

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includes following services • Bus and boat trip • Lunch • Special guided tour of the cave world

subterranean wonder world What was created over millions of years can be experienced at the St. Beatus Caves in just one day. Approximately one kilometre of the subterranean wonder world - its huge dripstone formations, mighty streams and high rock cathedrals - are all accessible to visitors. Explorers begin the excursion with a trip alongside one of the most beautiful bays in Switzerland. A boat trip across deep-blue Lake Thun rounds off the excursion.

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includes following services • Boat Thun–Beatenbucht • Funicular/aerial gondola to Niederhorn • Scooter bike Vorsass to Beatenberg • Return journey Beatenberg–Beatenbucht–Thun

fabulous run on the niederhorn After a relaxing lake cruise from Thun to Beatenbucht, travel up to the Niederhorn by funicular and aerial cableway. The pre-Alpine summit high above Lake Thun affords fantastic views of the impressive Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau massif. A scenic hiking trail winds down from the Niederhorn to the intermediate station at Vorsass, where a fleet of scooter bikes waits for you to cover the final stretch – the thrilling ride down to Beatenberg. Return to Beatenbucht by funicular then back to Thun by bus.

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includes following services • Boat Interlaken–Brienz • Bus to Ballenberg • 2h special guided tour • Return to Interlaken by train

a day in the living past Fields with traditional old crops, stables and pastures with lowing cattle and over 100 original buildings from five centuries. A visit to Ballenberg Open-Air Museum is a leisurely journey through the history of everyday life in Switzerland. The farmer‘s wife weeds the garden, the baker takes the bread out of the oven, the charcoal-maker heats his pit and the weaver slides the shuttle to and fro, just like in days gone by. Visitors travel from Interlaken to Brienz by boat, ensuring that just getting there is already an experience.

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includes following services • Visit to the Jobin Woodcarving • Carving and painting own cow • Light aperitif after the work • Certificate

carve your own cow! Woodcarving is the hallmark of Brienz – a village steeped in the tradition of handcraft. The Brienz Woodcarving Museum lets you experience this tradition at close hand. The permanent exhibition shows a wide range of traditional and artistically noteworthy woodcarving pieces from various eras. The visit also awards an insight into the Jobin workshops and you can look over the shoulders of the successors to the old masters. And if you want, you can even try your hand at the art of Schnätzen and carve your own wooden cow.

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includes following services • Boat to Giessbach • Giessbach funicular • Lunch at the Grand HotelGiessbach • Boat trip to Interlaken or Brienz • Guided tour/return by train

around lake brienz What could be better than having a lake breeze around your ears during a boat trip while you enjoy the sight of the thundering Giessbach Falls? After lunch in the historic Grand Hotel Giessbach, you visit the Woodcarving Museum in Brienz, which shows the development of the local handcraft. The experience is rounded off with the return by train alongside glistening Lake Brienz. The programme for guests who start their tour in Brienz includes a fascinating tour of Interlaken instead of a visit to the Brienz Woodcarving Museum.

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includes following services • Journey by train/bus to Mülenen/Niesen station • Return journey Mülenen – Niesen • Lunch on the Niesen • Journey by train/bus to Thun • Guided town/castle tour Thun

up to the lake thun pyramid Enjoy a funicular ride up to the Niesen summit, travelling beside the longest stairway in the world. The viewing platform at 2362 m opens up a 360 ° panorama encompassing the Bernese Alps, Lake Thun, Lake Brienz and the Bernese Mittelland to the Jura. The Niesen Kulm mountain restaurant pampers you with fine cuisine. The subsequent guided tour of Thun’s old town and its 12th century castle is certain to amaze you. Thun fascinates visitors with its high-level pavements, its historic town square and its stunning location on the River Aare and Lake Thun, awarding a view of the mighty trio, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. S.7


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bls shipping company The BLS Shipping Company Bernese Oberland operates scheduled services, special themed cruises and custom-made cruises on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The fleet consists of a total of 14 vessels including two nostalgic paddle steamers. A variety of destinations around the two lakes can be reached by boat, making the journey itself an unforgettable experience.

thunersee – sol ar boat The solar boat glides silently away from the bustle of everyday life into the tranquillity of a romantic sunset on Lake Thun, its only source of energy the sun. The peace and quiet on board captivates the passengers, who can unwind and enjoy culinary delicacies.

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thunersee – a sense of sailing Sailing is teamwork – just the thing for a company or club event. The team works together to get the boat sailing and can then enjoy the sun, the mountain panorama and the fresh Alpine air. The sailing trip can be combined with a three-course menu at the Schönbühl Restaurant in Hilterfingen. Duration: 2–xh

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interlaken – jungfraujoch The Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, Europe’s highestaltitude railway station at 3454 metres above sea level, is the highlight of any visit to Switzerland. A highAlpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock opens up to visitors and can be marvelled at from the vantage terraces, on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. On a clear day views extend as far as the Vosges in France and the Black Forest in Germany. Duration: 6–8h

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wilderswil – schynige platte Those who visit Schynige Platte by cogwheel railway will feel as though they have been transported back to the belle époque era. The nostalgic railway takes 50 minutes to cover the 7 kilometre stretch. The wooden seats in the carriages and the rolling stock from the 19th century are reminders of times gone by. Schynige Platte is the starting point for spectacular hikes, as well as the Botanical Alpine Garden with 600 species of Alpine flora. Duration: 3–5h

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brienz – brienzer rothorn The Brienz Rothorn Railway, with three generations of steam engines in daily operation, has been pounding and puffing its way from Brienz up the Brienzer Rothorn since 1892. The steam trains master a height difference of 1678 metres and open up breathtaking panoramic views. Duration: 3–6h

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mürren – schilthorn – piz gloria Visitors to the Schilthorn with its striking revolving restaurant follow in the footsteps of Secret Agent 007. Scenes from the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service were shot here on this high-Alpine vantage point with its uninterrupted views of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau. The interactive Bond World Exhibition brings those thrilling adventures back to life. Duration: 3–6h

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interl aken – harder kulm The nostalgic funicular takes just eight minutes to travel up the Harder, Interlaken’s home mountain. The Restaurant Harder Kulm, which resembles a tiny castle, is 1322 metres above sea level. The Harder Kulm is the departure point for a variety of mountain hikes and offers stunning views of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau as well as Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Duration: 1–3h

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beatenberg – niederhorn Horizons widen at 1950 metres above sea level! The Niederhorn excursion mountain lies high above Lake Thun; the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau can be admired in all their glory. The area around the summit is the setting for an authentic natural spectacle: home to chamois, ibex, marmots and golden eagles. Sun worshipers and laidback leisure seekers will be in their element with a ringside seat at the mountain restaurant. Duration: 2–5h

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erlenbach – stockhorn The views from the panorama vantage platform high above Lake Thun sweep not only across the foothills of the Bernese Alps but also over the Swiss Mittelland – and on clear days even as far as Alsace and the Black Forest. For that extra special thrill: the floor of the platform is made of glass and awards a spectacular view into the depths. Duration: 2–5h

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mülenen – niesen The Niesen funicular travels alongside the world’s longest stairway up to an altitude of 2360 metres above sea level. From the summit of the pyramid-like mountain, visitors have an uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic view of the Bernese Alps, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, the Bernese Mittelland and as far as the Jura. Duration: 2–5h

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lake thun – canoe route Paddle along and discover corners on the gentle southern shores of Lake Thun. Soak up the sun, enjoy gliding across the water and tank up on energy with grilled delicacies. The Lake Thun canoe route makes all this possible. Canoes can be hired and later returned at various points in Spiez and Faulensee: as a one-way offer or a round-trip. Tip: the latest trend sport – standup- paddling – is also on offer as well as canoeing. Duration: 2–8h

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thun – summer & water fun aare The Aare flows more gently than the region’s wild mountain streams. The river offers tranquil fun on water to suit every taste. A variety of water-sports equipment is available: swimming tube ring, double kayak, stand-up-paddle board and an inflatable boat for six people – whatever takes your fancy. Tours on the River Aare can be made with or without guides. Duration: 2–7h

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interlaken – rope park Interlaken Rope Park has eight courses in varying grades of difficulty and more than 90 different tasks to choose from. From stable beginners courses near ground level to more difficult courses at a height of 20 metres, there is something for everyone – whether younger adventurers, adrenaline junkies from all over the world or the whole family. A visit to the Rope Park is the ideal excursion for a team wanting to prove its courage and test its limits. Duration: 2–4h

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thun – foxtrail Crack codes, solve puzzles, find trails, crisscross the region on foot and with public transport. The Fox Trail is probably the most amazing way to discover Thun. Countless groups have already hunted the fox. And although no team has caught it yet, they’ve all had great fun trying! Duration: 2.5–4.5h

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interlaken – bowling With 10 fully automatic lanes and 2 catering areas for up to 60 persons, the Interlaken Bowling Centre makes a fun-filled outing for large and small groups. The offer is rounded off with other games machines, a sun terrace and large-screen TVs broadcasting international football and ice hockey matches. Duration: 1–3h

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reichenbach – farmers games Farming is not actually an Olympic discipline. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to have a lot of fun with games centred around farm equipment and tools. The Farmers’ games can be easily adapted to individual wishes and requirements. The personalized adventures on the farm are always followed by culinary delights with local produce. Duration: 2–3h

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diemtigbärgli – alpine olympics You can also take part in sporting competition on an alp: we guarantee there will be no lack of Olympic spirit with stone tossing, knife throwing, pitching from the milking stool and many other hilarious disciplines! An Alpine Olympics can be held in summer or winter, with the number of disciplines and length of time individually tailored to the requirements of the group. Duration: 2–3h

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thun – arena thun events The Stockhorn Arena is YOUR stadium. It offers plenty of space and almost endless options for activities. Whether on the playing field, in the lounge or in the area encircling the stadium: groups have a wide range of thrilling, tricky or action-packed games to choose from. As one example, how about a Swissness Day with flag throwing and Hornussen (often called farmers’ golf). Duration: 1–5h

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interlaken – curling fun You don’t usually lead friends, team mates or fellow club members into slippery situations. But with curling, the trendy indoor winter sport on sheer ice, things are rather different. On a fun curling session on Interlaken’s indoor curling rink, instructors help with your first steps on ice, demonstrate techniques and explain the rules of the game. The fun then begins with a first game or small tournament. Duration: 2h

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stockhorn – tepee mountain olympics Olympics programme includes such disciplines as a snowshoe trail, snowtubing, waiters and waitresses and floating ball. Fun and games are guaranteed in the stunning Stockhorn winter landscape. The number of disciplines as well as the length of time can be arranged to individual requirements. As a fringe programme, we recommend an aperitif by the open fire in the tepee adventure area. Duration: 2–4h

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stockhorn – snowshoe trekking Snowshoe trekking is a unique natural experience in the absolute tranquillity of the mountains. A large carpet of white now spreads out where until recently trails led through summer green. A guided snowshoe trek requires no previous experience and all material including safety equipment is provided. The snow adventure can be combined with an outdoor fondue, raclette or an aperitif by an open fire. Duration: 2–xh

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hofstetten – bergnatur pur nature trail There’s plenty to marvel at, discover and learn on the Pure Alpine Nature Trail, with stuffed animals, animal tracks and skins as well as trees and shrubs to identify at various stations. The experience trail puts coordination skills to the test with activities including sawing wood, nailing, rifle shooting, pine-cone throwing and frying eggs over an open fire. All offers can be easily combined with a visit to the Fuchs Woodcarving workshop. Duration: 1–xh

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oberhofen – mumm Timepieces and mechanical musical instruments in different styles and from different eras are exhibited in the historic rooms of a medieval winery. Expert guides take visitors through five hundred years of creative craftsmanship and produce sounds from the instruments. A guided tour is ideal to combine with an aperitif in the museum. Duration: 1–2h

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interl aken – tourism museum Set out on three floors, the Tourism Museum in Unterseen presents the development of travel and tourism in the Jungfrau Region. In entertaining fashion, it allows visitors to track the long and varied path of tourism over the last 250 years. Duration: 1–2h

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spiez – the medieval castle Set on a small peninsula, the castle and romantic castle church are among the most beautiful and impressive testaments to Bernese history on the shores of Lake Thun. The castle shows the transition from medieval castle to patrician residence. The castle is surrounded by a large, well-tended park, the Spiez vineyards and Lake Thun. Duration: 1h

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thun – castle thun Thun Castle dates back to the High Middle Ages – and one of the castle’s main attractions is an exceptional room from this era. The Knights’ Hall is one of the largest and best preserved representative halls from the Middle Ages. In addition, a permanent exhibition provides information on the history of the town and region in the 19th century – when Thun was above all known as a garrison and tourist town. Duration: 1h

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thun – schadau castle Schadau Castle nestles in a beautifully landscaped park on the shore of Lake Thun. The lake and mountain views are simply stunning and the ambiance in the historic rooms is equally unforgettable. The Arts Castle Restaurant offers top quality cuisine and excellent personal service. Duration: 1–1.5h

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oberhofen – castle Oberhofen Castle is an inviting place to explore and admire, with a spacious park at the side of Lake Thun, an imposing castle tower, a newly restored oriental smoking room and many other historic rooms. Das Oberhofen Castle Restaurant serves culinary delights and with its terrace and panorama windows offers unbeatable views and matchless moments. Duration: 1h

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schwanden – observatory The views in Schwanden are more far reaching than anywhere else in the Bernese Oberland. Located above Sigriswil, the Sirius Astronomy Centre enables visitors an enthralling gaze at the starry Bernese Oberland sky. You can observe fascinating celestial objects through a powerful telescope. And should the sky be covered for once, a planetarium is available for screenings, with the movements of the heavenly bodies shown using multimedia technology. Duration: 1h

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thun – guided tour A guided tour through Thun’s old town and up the Schlossberg (Castle Hill) brings the past to life. Thun delights connoisseurs of architecture and history buffs with its raised walkways (the only ones in Europe), the historic Rathausplatz (town square) and last but not least, the stunning location on the lake – from where views sweep up to the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau. Duration: 1.5–2h

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interl aken – city walk The famous Höheweg boulevard with its view of the snow-covered Jungfrau is the touristic heart of Interlaken – and the true highlight of a tour of this worldrenowned holiday resort. The guide not only takes his group on the City Walk but also provides them with interesting information on the history of Interlaken, the Kursaal, the former monastery and many other engrossing topics. Duration: 1.5h

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frutigen – tropenhaus A tropical paradise lies at the foot of the Bernese Alps: the Tropenhaus Frutigen. The Tropenhaus is an attractive excursion destination and is taking a leading role in the Alpine region in the use of renewable energy. It breeds sturgeon and produces caviar in an aquaculture facility and also grows fruit in the tropical garden. These fresh products are served in the two restaurants. The event area offers space for all types of events for up to 150 people. Duration: 1–3h

thunersee – panorama trail The interplay of colour on Lake Thun is fascinating at every time of year. And on a hike along the Panorama Trail, this emerald gem is repeatedly revealed from a different angle. Since 2012, the shore walk has been enhanced by two spectacular hanging bridges: over the Spissibach (stream) at Leissigen and over theGummischlucht (gorge) at Sigriswil. High above Lake Thun, the narrow walkways, though perfectly safe, it provides some nerve-tingling thrills.

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interlaken – jungfraupark The unsolved mysteries of this world, a virtual flight over the Alps, the biggest children’s paradise in the region, a space shuttle flight to Mars: all this and much more is waiting for explorers of all ages in the Jungfrau Park Interlaken. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a Segway, fast fun on Switzerland’s first indoor ski facility and round it off with an aperitif in the 40m high panorama sphere, the «Panoramakugel». Duration: 1–5h

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sundl auenen – st. beatus caves What was created over millions of years can be experienced at the St. Beatus Caves in just one day. Approximately one kilometre of the subterranean wonder world - its huge dripstone formations, mighty streams and high rock cathedrals - are accessible to visitors. A guided tour of the St Beatus Caves is ideal to combine with an aperitif or a meal in the panorama restaurant high above Lake Thun. Duration: 1.25h

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interlaken – bödelibahn (road train) The nostalgic Bödelibahn takes you on a 30-minute trip through Interlaken, Unterseen, Matten and to Wilderswil, Lake Thun or Lake Brienz. Visitors learn interesting facts about the castle, the William Tell Open-Air Theatre, the Hardermannli, the River Aare, Unterseen’s old town and other special features of the Bödeli, the local name for the plain between the two lakes. The commentary is in six languages. Duration: 0.5–2h

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spiez – spiezer zügli (road train) Spiez – the place of power beside the water – rises above truly the most beautiful bay in Europe. The Spiezer Zügli is an especially easy way to explore Spiez. The little train travels from the boat landing stage to the castle, on to the castle church, past the local history and viniculture museum to the station and back. Duration: 0.5–1h

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spiez – viticulture Wine growing in Spiez can look back over a history lasting 1000 years. On a guided tour through the vineyards and the historic wine cellars, experts talk about the development of winegrowing in Spiez and daily life in the vineyard as it is today. This is followed by an aperitif or a tasting of quality wine at the location. Guided tours are available throughout the year except for the harvesting period from mid-Sept. to the end of Oct. Duration: 1–2h

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interlaken – flying wheels Maximum bike fun with minimum effort? An E-bike allows even biking beginners to easily master demanding uphill sections. A guided bike tour with Flying Wheels combines a relaxed excursion with the beauty of the area and fascinating stories about the history of the Interlaken holiday region. Duration: 2–3h

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interl aken – segway Whether on a tour or a course – the Segway PT is ideal to include in planning a team event or experience. A tour with this unusual mode of transport is not only great fun but also leads past many sightseeing attractions.

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beatenbucht – fischbalmen bunker The Fischbalmen infantry bunker at Beatenbucht on Lake Thun was built by civilian companies in 1941/1942. It was one of the Swiss Army defence points and remained a defence capability until the 1990s. Its mandate was to halt any adversary by the use of permanently installed and mobile weapons, and prevent advance to the Alpine redoubt. Duration: 1h

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interlaken – ig bödeli-werke In the Second World War, five large fortification complexes hewn out of rock and concealed inside the mountain, all with corresponding command posts / fire control centres, as well as many larger and smaller installations were constructed around the Bödeli, the plain between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The IG Bödeli-Werke Society owns and looks after these former military installations, preserving unique and typical objects and providing regular opportunities to view them. Duration: 1h

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thun – coffin atelier Dancing with the grim reaper – in aesthetic, pragmatic and profound fashion, we dare to approach issues that concern us all. Issues such as saying farewell, loss, death and going on living. What at first glance may seem unbearable can, on closer inspection, be seen for what it actually is: an acceptance of the transience of nature. Duration: 1.5h

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sigriswil – alp life not everyday life The bustle of everyday life is soon forgotten up on an alp; the views of the snow-clad four-thousand-metre mountains quickly banish any office stress. On a stay on an alp, those seeking peace and quiet can learn about different soils, Alpine plants and Kneipp hydrotherapy. And those who want can try their hand at cheese making – after getting their strength up with a substantial herdsman’s breakfast. Duration: 1 day

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habkern – alphorn production The Tschiemer family knows how to get a good sound from wood. Their alphorn workshop in Habkern is the only one found far and wide. Heinz Tschiemer produces the Swiss national instrument using wood from Habkern’s mountain spruce forests. Visitors are welcome to look over his shoulder and watch the fascinating step-by-step process of producing an alphorn. Duration: 1–2h

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brienz – jobin arts & crafts A visit to the Swiss Woodcarving Museum is a popular all-weather attraction for young and old, clubs and families. A guided tour can be individually arranged to provide a personal insight into the world of local artisans and provide information on past and present working methods in entertaining fashion. Duration: 0.5–1.5h

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brienz – ballenberg open air museum Groups are particularly welcome at Ballenberg OpenAir Museum. Guided tours through the grounds give a deeper insight into the world of yesteryear and illustrate specific topics in detail: life on an alp, natural medicine and ceremonies related to marriage, birth and death. Active programmes give visitors the chance to lend a hand: in the workshop, the bakery, the natural-medicine pharmacy or the kitchen. Duration: 2–4h

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krattigen – glass fusing Creativity is at home in Krattigen, high above Lake Thun, where exclusive works of art in glass are fashioned in the C-Design Atelier. Owner Kathrin Chappatte holds workshops in this inspiring spot. After being given an introduction to working with the material, course participants create their own pieces of glass art Duration: 2–3h

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thun – sculpture welding The programme supervisor welcomes you to the workshop in Interlaken or Thun, where the welding station has been prepared for you. Each team creates a Jean-Tinguely-style sculpture from the material provided. In the first 15 minutes the teams gather ideas, then spend 90 minutes sawing, filing, bending and welding to turn their ideas into a sculpture. Duration: 1.5–2h

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interl aken – carving an ice sculpture Ice is a mysterious and alluring but also transient material. It is thus ideal for a work of art that represents an impression of the moment. With ice-sculpture carving, the programme supervisor first explains the most important ways to handle ice picks and chisels before teams of up to five persons set to work transforming nondescript blocks of ice into actual works of art. Duration: 1.5–2h

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thun – action painting A vivid new world is created with colour sprays, palette knives and brushes. Action painting is not about exact images but more about bringing team ideas to fruition in the joint creation of an abstract work. Each group can decide for itself on the colours, procedure and subjects. And then get started with lots of action and artistic élan. Duration: 1–1.5h

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hofstetten – woodcarving courses Woodcarving, an old handy craft that you can also try. Each participant carves the figure of a cow, bear or lion, or a relief of a wide variety of subjects. To further teambuilding, one section of a large wooden relief is worked on in groups. Or you can carve the company logo together. Bookable in combination with an aperitif or catering, as well as with the nature park and Pure Alpine Nature Trail Duration: 1.5–xh

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spiez – culinary road train Next stop: main course! The tiny Spiez road train carries guests around truly the most beautiful bay in Europe, stopping at a different restaurant for each course. An unusual and entertaining way to savour the gastronomic highlights of Spiez. Duration: 3–4h

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thun – culinary thun History meets pleasures of the palate. A local guide takes you on the Culinary Thun tour through the town’s attractive old quarter. Interesting stories and facts about Thun are flavoured with regional dishes. A variety of restaurants deliver enjoyable and tasty breaks on this fascinating urban journey of discovery. Duration: 3–4h

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thun – «tour de suisse» All of Switzerland in one place: the wine wall in the Hotel Alpha in Thun awaits guests with fine wines from every Swiss canton. The oenological Tour de Suisse covers the idiosyncrasies of the Swiss regions in all their facets – and is a special treat for wine lovers from all over the world. Duration: 1–1.5h

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thun – cook for yourself The young, motivated kitchen brigade at the Hotel Alpha in Thun passes on its knowledge. Under professional guidance, groups cook a delicious menu using regional products. The cookery course and menu can be adjusted to suit a desired theme or topic. Duration: 0.5 day

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interlaken – chocolate show See for yourself how the finest chocolate specialities are created from a fluid mass and try your hand as a chocolatier. Discover and sample the secrets of Swiss chocolate. Look over the shoulders of the chocolatiers and learn why a recipe and a little knowledge is by no means enough to produce the best chocolate. Duration: 0.5–1h

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Pure Adrenaline

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Adventure provider Rafting & Canyoning Alpin Raft Tel. 033 823 41 00 mail@alpinraft.ch www.alpinraft.ch Outdoor Interlaken T 0041 33 826 77 19 mail@outdoor-interlaken.ch www.outdoor-interlaken.ch

Skydiving Scenic Air T 0041 33 821 00 11 info@scenicair.ch www.scenicair.ch Skydive Interlaken T 0041 33 222 58 48 schweizer@skydiveinterlaken.ch www.skydiveinterlaken.ch Skydive Switzerland T 0041 33 821 00 11 info@skydiveswitzerland.com www.skydiveswitzerland.com

Paragliding & Hanggliding Hang Gliding Interlaken T 0041 79 770 07 04 bernie@hangglidinginterlaken.com www.hangglidinginterlaken.com Paragliding Interlaken T 0041 33 823 82 33 mail@paragliding-interlaken.ch www.paragliding-interlaken.ch

Twin Paragliding T 0041 79 622 51 00 mail@twinparagliding.com www.twinparagliding.com Bumblebee Hanggliding T 0041 79 454 34 64 info@fly-bumblebee.com www.fly-bumblebee.com Alpin Air T 0041 79 583 88 83 info@alpinair.net www.alpinair.net

Various Hightide Kayak School T 0041 79 906 05 51 info@hightide.ch www.hightide.ch K44 Kletterhalle Interlaken T 0041 33 821 28 21 mail@k44.ch www.k44.ch Jet Boat Interlaken T 0041 78 845 5699 mail@jetboat.ch www.jetboat.ch Swiss Alpine Guides T 0041 33 822 60 00 info@swissalpineguides.ch www.swissalpineguides.ch Flying Wheels GmbH T 0041 33 511 21 61 mw@flyingwheels.ch www.flyingwheels.ch

Skywings Adventures T 0041 79 266 8228 mail@skywings.ch www.skywings.ch Star Paragliding T 0041 79 3545251 info@flystar.ch www.flystar.ch

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Interlaken Tourism Hรถheweg 37, P.O. Box 369 CH-3800 Interlaken P 0041 33 826 53 00 F 0041 33 826 53 75 mail@interlakentourism.ch www.interlaken.ch

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