5 things to do on a rainy day around Interlaken

We understand you came to Interlaken to enjoy the magnificent views and outdoor activities. However, as with any mountainous region, the weather in Interlaken can be as unpredictable as it is dramatic. One moment, the sun might be shining brightly, illuminating the snow-capped peaks; the next, clouds roll in, bringing rain, wind, or even snow. But don't let a little bad weather dampen your spirits. Don`t let the weather get you down though, there is plenty to do with bad weather and you can also embrace the rain and get outdoorsy regardless.



Join us as we explore the best ways to make the most of your time in Interlaken, even when the weather isn't cooperating.

1. Beaten Caves

A must see are the Beatenhöhlen at Lake Thun. You will find the caves in the heart of St. Niederhorn and book a guided tour so you learn everything about the caves, the surrounding and natures beauty.


Be aware that within the caves, it is always slightly colder then outside, so make sure you bring a jacket.

Open: daily from April until end of October from 9 am to 5 pm. Open only on weekends during Winter. Tours depart every 45 minutes.

Admission: CHF 19 per adult / CHF11 per child. (Reduction for Berner Oberland Pass holders) Additional charge for Museum entrance.


All information can be found here: https://www.beatushoehlen.swiss/en/caving-experience/info-center


2.   Cheese Fondue Cooking Class

Curious how to make your own cheese fondue and learn all about the traditional Swiss cuisine? Fondue Villa’s cheese fondue cooking class combines all these features in one fun, engaging & educative fondue workshop experience.


With a glass of wine that pairs perfectly with our local cheeses you will get all cheesy and creative under the guidance of our fondue specialist. You will start cooking and melting with the view on the Jungfrau.

Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 14:00

Admission: CHF 99 per adult, This includes free-flowing cheese, wine, soda, beers, water, the cooking class, fondue games, lots to learn about the history of cheese and fondue & heaps of fun.



You can book your spot over here: https://fonduevilla.com/cookingclass/


3. Cruises on lake Thun or lake Brienz

Going on a boat and enjoy the surroundings from the water is always a good idea. Bring a book, settle in with a nice cup of coffee and cruise the crystal-clear water of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. It is also great to combine this with a city tour to Thun, where you can find many restaurants, cafes, and shops to entertain you while it rains.


There are also some special boats available where you can have a nice dinner, while cruising the lakes.

You can find the time-table and prices here: https://www.bls-schiff.ch/de

Open: First boat leaves at 09:40
Admission: depending on the boat tour from CHF 18,00 per person


4. Relaxing at the spa

Image letting your body relax with a nice massage and sauna, while looking at the tops of the alps on the shore of lake Thun. enjoy the warming waters of the indoor salt-water pool and the outdoor fresh water pool. We recommend the Deltapark Vitalresort has two sauna zones to satisfy all guests. The traditional unclothed sauna area accommodates a mountain salt sauna, gentle bio sauna and a mystic steam bath.


Open: Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 20:00

Admission: Price for half a day for CHF 45



All information can be found here: https://www.deltapark.ch/wellness-spa/dayspa


5. Funky Chocolate Club

Another Swiss culinary invention is of course chocolate. You want to know everything about Swiss chocolate and eat it too? Book a workshop at the Funky Chocolate Club


They will teach you the process called “tempering the chocolate”. They will let you taste and learn everything there. You will learn all about the origin’s of chocolate as well as how to identify and understand the different tastes chocolate can have.
Our professional Chocolatiers will teach you how to create your own masterpieces. Are you the new Chocolate Sommelier in town?

Open: every day at 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00

Admission: CHF 69 per adult / CHF59 per child


You can find all information here: https://funkychocolateclub.com/


Don`t let the weather get you down

All this activities are great, but don`t let the weather get you down, because our experience is also that it can rain for an hour or two and then the sun comes out again or if you climb up to the mountains or for example visit the Jungfrau Joch, you might find yourself above the clouds and can still enjoy an outdoor experience.