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Ultimate Interlaken Playlist

By Caroline Schagrin

Nestled in the nook of Switzerland, Interlaken is home to beautiful snowcapped mountains juxtaposed with azure colored lakes and majestic forests. Interlaken, in all of its beauty, attracts adrenaline junkies and fondue enthusiasts alike. Whether you find yourself jumping out of a plane, shredding the Swiss Alps, or simply enjoying Swiss chocolates and relaxing, this playlist is a must! 

Take it all in, and add these 17 indie-electronic and alternative pop songs to your travel playlist.

  1. Around The World – Kings of Leon  https://open.spotify.com/track/06ClI3XK2FPR5uP8tPcFS1
  2. Are you with me – Lost Frequencies https://open.spotify.com/track/5kHiHWLcbsvTDtmHxBiaID
  3. Beautiful Life – Lost Frequencies ft. Sandro Cavazza  https://soundcloud.com/lo-freq-1/beautiful-life-feat-sandro-cavazza
  4. Plans – Elephante         https://soundcloud.com/iamtheelephante/elephante-plans-feat-brandyn-burnette
  5. Trndsttr (Lucian Remix) ft. M. Maggie   https://soundcloud.com/lori-rose-553841791/sets/trndstter
  6. Wasted Youth – Sody           https://soundcloud.com/sodymusic/sody-martin-luke-brown-wasted-youth
  7. Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl – Wet https://open.spotify.com/track/3JBB92odunFru2gOvI91x9
  8. Hymnals (RAC Remix) – Grizfolk        https://open.spotify.com/track/2r12KCHNv0p7JQJsGt3vYK
  9. How Hard I try – Filous  https://open.spotify.com/track/7uzudGwu8EG5deuFD7EEJm
  10. Where I Wanna Be – A R I Z O N A  https://open.spotify.com/track/47cIBPzhCAd1QxsBIFlzcJ
  11. Next Year (RAC Remix) – two door cinema club        https://open.spotify.com/track/5SL5AexE9va7cP6s0B9E4m
  12. Aloha – Mome  https://open.spotify.com/track/2UMZjhZWNxZezcZiZvyvsZ
  13. Can I – tez cadey remix https://open.spotify.com/track/7eOyT8wG96QHeyAzH4k9FB
  14. Give me sunshine – spada edit cut Santa Mardona https://open.spotify.com/track/42LOVjsuFyDYdfDXggTxy7
  15. Fast Car – Jonas Blue remix https://open.spotify.com/track/2mCF8L0brIs88eH6Kf2h9p
  16. King of Summer – Ayokay ft. Quinn XCII  https://open.spotify.com/track/4Tid4MwqgR1CfKCun3tFon
  17. Higher Love – Charming Horses, Grace Grundy  https://open.spotify.com/track/3Md4WAeVbgzTpqBPJqmAFM

Why Interlaken should be your first trip abroad

By Allie Filmanowicz

The picture perfect views

Interlaken is known for its breathtaking views! Whether you are looking for the perfect cover photo or just a picture to send home to Mom, there is no better place than Interlaken!


You can make your own chocolate

Why buy the good stuff when you can make it yourself? While in Interlaken, head over to the Funky Chocolate Club to test your hand at making your own signature chocolate!

Some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world

If winter sports are something you enjoy be sure to head on up to Kleine Scheidegg Jungfraujoch for an awesome day of mountains and fresh snow! Don’t forget your camera because this mountain is one for the books.

You can purchase a real Swiss army knife

An authentic Swiss army knife is the perfect thing to gift yourself or someone back in the states! Just be sure to put it in your checked bag when you travel to avoid any issues at security.

Endless opportunities for adventure (even if you don’t ski or snowboard)

Still looking for an adrenaline rush that doesn’t involve skiing or snowboarding? Interlaken is full of them! Check out skydiving or paragliding over the Alps—this once in a lifetime experience is something you absolutely need to take advantage of while you are abroad.


Night sledding in the Alps

After a day filled with beautiful views and exciting adventures, start your night out the right way by slipping and sliding down one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges.

To take your most epic picture yet in 2016 at the Top of Europe

Just a beautiful train ride up from Kleine Scheidegg Jungfraujoch is where you will find the “Top of Europe.” The beautiful setting of the giant Switzerland flag and rolling mountains is even more perfect in real life than it is in the pictures (which is hard to believe!).


For the Rostis

If you have have never tried a rosti, you are truly missing out. A rosti is a delicious traditional Swiss meal that is hashbrown and cheese based; different vegetables and meat are added depending on personal preference!!

Balmers Club

If you are looking for a wild night out on the town be sure to check out Balmers club, located in the basement of the Balmers hostel! Balmers club is the perfect place to meet other students traveling in Interlaken and dance the night away.

image01Ice skating downtown

Downtown Interlaken is great for grabbing a bite to eat and exploring the quaint cobblestone streets, but best of all is the ice skating rink where individuals of all skill levels gracefully (or not so gracefully) glide around the ice.

11 Reasons Interlaken is Heaven in Both Summer and Winter

11. The Jungfrau Mountain

Bernese Oberland tourism destinations

Whether you are skiing down its world class trails or simply ogling at it from town, the Jungfrau Mountain is sent from above.

10. Hike till ya drop

Harder Kulm

Get your lungs ready for the hike of a lifetime! About two hours uphill but, let me tell you, the view of the lakes, Interlaken, and the mountains is more than worth it. If you aren’t into that whole exercise thing, there is a funicular to cruise you right on up so you can still enjoy the views.

9. Hitting the slopes

Ski Trails

If you are the ultimate ski bunny or board rat, Interlaken in the winter is for you. It is the gateway to the Jungfrau mountain trails which give you hours and hours of intense skiing!

8. The sky is not only for clouds


Interlaken is the adventure capital of Europe, and looking up all year long will not only show you clear skies but people floating down. Let your adventure animal roar as you paraglide or skydive from the planes and peaks into the center of Interlaken.

7. Cheese, cheese, and more cheese

Swiss Cheese

If cheese is something you could never live without, get on a plane to Interlaken now! The Swiss cheese there is locally made, and after what seems like just one bite, before you know it, three pounds of this food of the gods has disappeared…

6. Rosti for every meal


No matter if it is hot or cold out the best way to chow down in Switzerland is with a traditional Swiss Rosti. Who doesn’t love fried potatoes sometimes garnished with a nice egg on top?!

5. Gatorade blue lakes

Lake Brienz

Taking a leisurely walk through Interlaken will bring you to two different lakes, one of which is the most breathtaking lake you may ever see, known by Interlaken fanatics as Gatorade Blue Lake Brienz.

4. Swiss chocolate


I mean…enough said. A country known for its chocolate is someplace I want to be year round.

3. World class relaxation

Victoria Jungfrau

Interlaken is the home of The Grand Hotel Victoria Jungfrau. Stay at a world class hotel with world class food–and the best part: the Spa has won 5 stars and will take away any aches and pains after a day of adventuring.

2. Water sports for days

Canyoning-Water Sports

While you may think Switzerland means snow and skiing, think again. Interlaken is also known for its white water rafting, canyoning, boating, and more. A basic summer night is turned into romance central when you are lounging by the lake watching the sunset.

1. Dream Land

Lake Thun Sunset


Walking through Interlaken is like walking through someplace you thought you could only dream of. With the snow capped mountains behind you and the gleaming lake in front of you, Interlaken will quickly become a place you never want to leave, and when you eventually have to, the spot you want to return to over and over again!


Rome snow day

Neve a Roma!  26 years since the white stuff hit the eternal city, until last Friday when Rome got blanketed with 4+ inches of snow.  What started out as mere flurries developed into a snow covered St. Peters Square, snow-globe Colosseum, and white carpet Forum.  Rome and most of its residents have not experienced snow in recent memory (aside from an occasional ski vacation) so watching Italians dust off their cars with phonebooks and kitchen spatulas was a sight to behold.  Unfortunately we were forced to cancel our Naples day trip Saturday because of this unexpected snowfall which paralyzed transportation in and around the city.  We were upset that we couldn’t go down to Napoli so decided to hold a photo contest among those who were to go and give away a FREE Interlaken trip!

We also realized that since everyone was out in the rarely pedestrian friendly streets documenting the winter wonderland anyway, we could hold a similar photo contest through our Rome facebook group.  Everyone posted and shared their favorite shots on our facebook event and the image to garner the most “likes” would win 50% off a trip to the real stuff – Interlaken Winter with Bus2alps, and the runner up won 25% off a trip to Prague.  Check out the winners below and head to the event online to judge the rest of the photos for yourself: http://www.facebook.com/events/290249381030499/