Balmers Hostel, Camping & Nightclub


Balmers Hostel, Camping & Nightclub


Balmers Hostel, Camping & Nightclub

Balmers Herberge

Hauptstrasse 23 – 33
CH 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

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A perfect winter in Interlaken

Winter holidays in Interlaken

Interlaken is a cute Swiss village situated between two lakes in the middle of the Swiss Alps. It is the best place to enjoy all the winter activities you can think of. In interlaken, you will find the perfect combination between relaxing and crazy winter adrenaline-driven activities.

On the same day, you can go paragliding and then relax in an outside hot tub with a good beer, skydive and enjoy a scenic mountain walk at the lake and much more. Whether you are looking for a winter chill-pack or an action packed weekend, you will be satisfied in Interlaken.

Winter weekend in Interlaken

where to stay, Interlaken

At Balmers hostel, we offers all the activities you can do during winter time and we will surely help you book anything you need, dream or want. We also have created some super fun attractive winter package deal for you to discover !!


Winter activities, Interlaken 

Famous swiss chocolate, crystal clear lakes, and breathtaking mountain views – Interlaken winter season is on! Let’s hit the slopes, soar the skies and explore the cuteness of the town of Interlaken with it’s breathtaking lakes!

1. Lake and Mountains

Let yourself be amazed by the beauty of this unique place in the world. Go for a walk along lake Thun or lake Brienz and don’t forget your camera to immortalize those frozen moments.

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Interlaken, especially during winter time, combine the pureness of the turquoise blue ice glacier water and the roughness of the majestic snowy mountains surrounding the lake. The best way to explore them, is by the water while winter kayaking on the lake.

Picture from Hightide

An other amazing place to see is Oeschinensee !! Take a couple of beers and some cheese and enjoy a little outdoor camping style fondue with your friends with a breathtaking view of the Swiss Alps. Check the video below for more goodness of this unique Swiss trip.

Video from Eduardo Mattiello

2. Skiing & Snowboarding around Interlaken

Winter holidays means often skiing and snowboarding. From Interlaken, you can access all the most amazing ski resorts in central Switzerland: Jungfrau, Schilthorn, Beatenberg-Niederhorn,  Grindelwald and much more. With all the options available, you will surely find your happiness.

  • For the beginners:
  • For the experts:
    • Rent your equipment, book your ski pass and go ride the puff by yourself (ask Balmers reception, we can help with the logistics)
    • Private lessons: The direct one-to-one attention of our ski and snowboard instructors will help you fast track your skiing or snowboarding experience to the next level.
  • For the snowboarders:

The mountains is yours !!

Picture from bus2alps

3. You’ve said Sledding in Interlaken?

Have fun again like a child and go out sledding. You can borrow sleds for free at Balmers reception and then go sliding down the snowy hills around. Or if you would like something more adventurous you should try night sledding !! With this package you can slide down the hill during one hour and combine this activity with a traditional cheese fondue.

Wait, wait, even better! Go for a full day of winter wonderland with the winter alpin adventure while you gonna do snowshoeing, sledding, fondue and much more.

What a perfect day, just for you to enjoy !!



4. Ice skating

From December 17th to February 25th Top of Europe ICE MAGIC Interlaken offers a unique ice skating rink experience that will transform the centre of Interlaken into a winter wonderland.

★★ Book 3 nights at Balmers Hostel between Sunday and Thursday and get a free entry ticket to the Ice magic skating rink in town! ★★ Contact us on Facebook

ice rink

5. Pic and glacier

From the center of Interlaken you can easily go explore the most beautiful eternal snow mountains around.

Your stay in Interlaken would not be complete if you don’t take the time to go on the Top of Europe, also know as the Jungfraujoch. You can easily access this amazing place with the Jungfrau line, a train from Interlaken, running partly underground through a tunnel dug in the Eiger and Mönch. This train trip is already an amazing experience by itself. You will pass by different landscapes and little typical villages before ascending higher and higher grounds.

The Jungfraujoch railway station is at an elevation of 3,454 metres (11,332 ft) so it is the highest in Europe !! Once you get to the top, you will have access to a great museum explaining the construction of the platform and most importantly you can go outside and have a walk on the glacier and enjoy the warmth of the sun in this hostile environement.
*Balmers Staffs Tip: You must take some sunscreen with you. The reflection of the sun on the snow shall burn you and you skin more quickly than you think. Trust us…



Piz Gloria, Schilthorn is at 2,970 metres (9,744 ft). The summit lies above the village of Mürren, from where a cable car leads you to its summit.  The view on the top is pretty impressive (as well as during the cable trip). We surely hope you don’t suffer from vertigo. This place in Switzerland is super easy to access and it is really worth it.

On the top, there is the restaurant where has been shot some scenes from the James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. You can visit an interactive museum and do the 007 walk of fame. You can even have an espresso with James Bond 007 tagged in your foam!

Video from Eduardo Mattiello

Eating in Interlaken


Switzerland is well known for his chocolate. Period. The best way to discover it all, is to follow a chocolate making class with Funky Chocolate. Play and learn more about the traditions of chocolate making and create your own piece of art in real chocolate.

Picture from global degree

#2 Swiss CHEESE, Raclette and Fondue in Interlaken !!!

Winter season in Switzerland is the best time of the year to try cheese raclette and fondue. If you have never tasted it, then we strongly suggest now, in winter, is the moment to do it. There is nothing better than eating melted cheese on a warm potato. Trust us!

If you want to try the best and the cheapest raclette or fondue in Interlaken, you are at the right place. Every Friday & Saturday, it’s raclette & fondue night at Balmers  -> ALL YOU CAN EAT fondue for 15CHF and raclette for 20CHF. Don’t miss it !!


And even better, in order to conclude this perfect winter holiday in the middle of Switzerland, do you know that you can have a drink and eat a cheese fondue in a hot tub with a view of the surrounding mountains? From december until the end of february, we invite you to experience winter bathing on Lake Brienz – in a real wooden hot tub.

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To sum it all, Interlaken is really the best Swiss Alps city from where you can explore it all. There is so much more to do and to see. Come and talk to us at Balmers reception for more informations. Winter season is the best time to enjoy the quietness of the snow with all the comfort of an authentic swiss chalet.

Have an amazing winter time in Interlaken !
– Love, Balmers –


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