Top Events in Interlaken & Jungfrau Region
AUGUST 1ST – SWISS NATIONAL HOLIDAY
In Interlaken the Swiss National Holiday is celebrated with lots of traditions and customs. Among the highlights are the mountain bonfires lit on the surrounding mountain slopes, all visible from afar. Various folklore performances include alphorn playing, flag waving and yodelling. The torchlight processions and firework displays are also firm favourites, especially with children. On the National Holiday, special brunches are also laid out in many of the villages and alpine meadows.
June 2019 – INTERNATIONAL TRUCKER & COUNTRY FESTIVAL
The finest of Country & Western moods with lots of international acts . The biggest festival of its kind in Europe invites all and sundry to its great festival, all set within a vast Western-style village with giant marquee, attractions and a laid-back atmosphere throughout.
September 2019 – INT. JUNGFRAU MARATHON
The event exploded right from the start and is now the world’s major mountain marathon. Around half the competitors come from Switzerland, with the rest coming from over 50 countries and all five continents. The Jungfrau Marathon covers the traditional distance of 42,195 km, with a gruelling, stamina-testing 1800 m difference in altitude up to the foot of the Jungfrau.
The course begins on Interlaken’s Höheweg, directly between the Grand-Hotel Victoria-Jungfrau and the Höhematte meadow with its world-famous views of the Jungfrau. The “Ultimate Guide to International Marathons” has rated the course as the “World’s Most Beautiful Marathon”.
December 2018 to February 2019. – TOP OF EUROPE ICE MAGIC INTERLAKEN
Top of Europe “ICE MAGIC” is the unique skating experience set to transform the centre of Interlaken into a winter wonderland from 15 December 2018 to 23 February 2019.