These days a new heatwave hits Switzerland. Escaping the heat is, therefore, a top priority for many. Fortunately, Switzerland, especially the Bernese Oberland, is full of lakes and rivers that bring the desired cooling. Ice cream at the lake is indeed something great, but at temperatures of over 35° Celsius, one has to eat some ice cream in order to cool down. The mountain lakes and streams offer a little more refreshment here, as they are situated higher up and are usually fed by meltwater. In addition, the temperatures in the mountains are still much cooler.
This is a reason for locals and tourists to make a trip to the mountains. Interlaken offers a wonderful starting point for various excursions to the Jungfrau Region. The town is situated between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. Both lakes are connected by the Aare. However, if you are attracted to the mentioned mountain lakes and streams, you can make an excursion from Interlaken to Grindelwald. The glacier gorge, for example, offers pleasant temperatures and a variety of leisure activities even in midsummer.
We recommend the Bachalpsee for those who want to do some sports before jumping into the cool water. The lake is located in a beautiful nature reserve and can be reached on foot from the First in less than an hour.
Not to forget, of course, the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe, where current temperatures are around 15° Celsius! If this is not enough to cool down, we recommend the Ice Palace on the Jungfraujoch. Surrounded by beautiful ice sculptures, you can escape the heatwave.
For the adventurous, there are exciting outdoor activities. How about a river rafting experience on the Lütschine, for example? The experienced guides of Outdoor Interlaken spend about 1.5 – 2 hours with you on the water and lead you through the wild rapids into the blue Lake of Brienz.