Interlaken is a central town, important and well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Highlands region of the Swiss Alps having a population of 23,300 inhabitants. The town is located on the flat alluvial land called Bödeli between the two Lakes of Brienz to the east and Thun to the west and alongside the river Aare, which flows from one to the other overlooking the famous high Alpine peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, following upwards the Lütschine.
The official language of Interlaken is German and the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. Interlaken's reputation as international resort started around 1800 due to the landscapes of Franz Niklaus König and other Swiss landscape artists. In 1872, the Bödelibahn railway opened from Därligen, on Lake Thun, to Interlaken. In 1955 Interlaken, re-branded itself as a convention and conference center.
July is the hottest month in Interlaken with an average temperature of 19°C and the coldest is January at-1°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 8 in July. The wettest month is July with an average of 140 mm of rain. Coldest months are from November to March with heavy to moderate snowfall.