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Scenic Train Ride From Lucerne to Interlaken & We Did Paragliding

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After based in Lucerne for 3 nights, now we're ready to pack our bags and moved to the next destination where we're going to stay there for another 3 nights. My husband doesn't like the idea of frequently checking-in and out, hence we decided to pick few spots as our based. For our second stay, we decided to stay in Interlaken.  

As usual, I woke up super duper early, like around 4 to 5am for the sake of preparing our hearty breakfast and lunch. Thankfully, most of the accommodations we booked do have kitchenette with basic cooking facilities for us to prepare most of our meals. 

#1: Preparing breakfast and lunch before departing to Interlaken 

We took the scenic train ride from Lucerne to Interlaken on the Golden Pass Line and this train line will directly alight at Interlaken Ost station. This line tends to be quite popular among the tourists because during this roughly two-hours train ride, passengers will surely astound with the breathtaking landscape of the crystal clear mountain lakes and if you want to get the best views, remember to sit on the right side of the train. Great news for those who are holding the valid Swiss Travel Pass as this line is covered too. 

#2: We took the 6.06am direct train from Lucerne towards Interlaken Ost 

#3: Normally, there are plenty of empty seats if you are travelling pretty early

#4: Remember to sit on the right side for the best views 

Apparently there are two stations in Interlaken; Interlaken Ost and Interlaken West, the latter is much more closer to the city centre. Most of the trains stop at both stations, except for trains from Lucerne and the trains to Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald which stop only at Interlaken Ost station. As for our accommodation, it's situated closer to Interlaken West and in order to get there from Interlaken Ost station, one can either take a bus (10 minutes journey) or walk for a little over 20 minutes. 

#5: Interlaken Ost station, one of the main stations 

Since it's pretty early and we're not allowed to check-in into our accommodation, therefore we wandered around this small little town in the region of central Switzerland to kill the time. Interlaken is relatively small enough to get around on foot. 

#6: It's spring season during our visit and look how lovely all these flowers were 

#7: Interlaken is popular among the Korean visitors due to the Korean Netflix series "Crash Landing On You" were filmed here, particularly at this 150-year Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel. 

#8: So surprised to spot casino in Interlaken 

#9: Dubbed the Garden of Friendship, this garden is a gift from Interlaken's Japanese twin town of Otsu.

Looking for more adrenaline rush activity? Then, you shouldn't miss out the seamless paragliding adventure in Interlaken (provided that the weather is permitted). We're blessed with great weather by the time we arrived in Interlaken and immediately we signed up for this one in a lifetime activity. You can even sign up from Klook as the price is more or less is the same as the one we signed on the spot. 

#10: Paragliding is one of the things you must try when in Interlaken 


#12: This is not my maiden experienced as I tried in before in Pokhara, Nepal but of course, Switzerland offers undoubtedly breathtaking view. 

#13: This is where we signed up for paragliding by just walk-in and thankfully, there are two spots left


CityChalet historic
Date Stayed: 29 April - 2 May 2022 (3 nights)
Room Rate: RM1,822 (Booked from Booking.com)

Things I Like About This Accommodation: 
  • A kitchenette well-equipped with basic utensils, fridge, and oven
  • A washing machine and the host provided us detergent too 
  • Free parking space provided (although we don't have car) 
  • A small grocery just outside of this accommodation and for just a short 5 minutes walk away, there is plenty of shops, restaurants (McDonald's), post office and souvenir stores. Love the location so much.   
  • 7 minutes walk to Interlaken West Station 

Things I Dislike About This Accommodation: 
  • There is no microwave provided but for us, this is just a small little issue. 
Overall, my husband and I love this accommodation and will definitely pick to stay here if we're coming to Interlaken again. 


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