Christmas shopping in Interlaken

23 November to 24 December 2019

Pre-Christmas shopping experience in Interlaken

Discover the beautiful shopping streets in and around Interlaken from 23 November to 24 December. Avoid long journeys and enjoy relaxing, hassle-free Christmas shopping with bags of charm and character in your own region. The atmospheric Christmas markets combined with the unique Top of Europe ICE MAGIC skating experience makes Christmas shopping in Interlaken a truly wonderful experience.  


    Atmospheric Christmas streets and festive shops

  • Specialist shops with professional advice and a wide range of products to choose from

  • Regional specialities, exclusive crafts and fantastic gift ideas

  • Exciting Christmas shopping in your region

  • Varied programme of activities

Make the most of the Shopping Card’s magical benefits


    Shop at our partner stores in Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen from 23 November to 24 December 2019 and get your Shopping Card stamped

  • The Shopping Card is open to everyone and can be obtained from any of the partner shops or from Interlaken Tourism at the tourist office

  • When your Shopping Card is full you will receive CHF 15.00 of ICE MAGIC vouchers from Interlaken tourist office

  • Use the Top of Europe ICE MAGIC vouchers for ice skating, Bavarian curling or a wide range of culinary delights

  • Your fully stamped Shopping Card can be exchanged at the Interlaken Tourism counter until 7 January 2020

Sunday shopping

15 December 2019

Are you busy rushing from one Christmas drinks party to the next and don't know when you’ll find time to buy your presents? Fear not, the shops in Interlaken are open on Sunday 15 December. Do your Christmas shopping hassle-free in the streets of Interlaken, Matten and Unterseen and make the most of the Shopping Card. Round off your Sunday with an exciting trip to the Top of Europe ICE MAGIC or one of the romantic Christmas markets and turn your Christmas shopping into a truly festive experience.

Varied programme of activities on the opening weekend of 14 and 15 December

14 & 15 December 2019

Be there when Interlaken’s Christmas market and the Top of Europe ICE MAGIC finally reopen their doors after a long wait. During the opening weekend Interlaken’s small business association has organised an exciting programme of activities, with Sunday shopping and exciting attractions for all the family.


    Sunday shopping

  • Climb aboard the Christmas train as it makes its way around Interlaken

  • Petting zoo for children at the Postplatz

  • Santa Claus & his helpers hand out small gifts in the centre of Interlaken, with help from the llama

  • Enjoy a variety of other activities and entertainment such as pony rides, a children's merry-go-round or candle making at the Interlaken Christmas market

Christmas train

14 & 15 December 2019

Weihnachtsbahn mit Samichlaus neben dran

Join Santa Claus for a few laps around the festively decorated streets of Interlaken, travelling past a variety of shops and works of art. The Christmas train departs from the Höheweg near the large Christmas tree, at the entrance to the Top of Europe ICE MAGIC, and calls at various stops throughout Interlaken.

Saturday, 14 December 2019: 14.00 –18.00h
Sunday, 15 December 2019: 12.00 – 16.00h
Free of charge (donations welcome).

Your Interlaken Christmas shopping highlights


    Benefit from the personal, high-quality service

  • Enjoy hassle-free local Christmas shopping

  • Take advantage of the CHF 15.00 ICE MAGIC voucher

To ensure that your Christmas shopping is perfect in every way


    Pick up your Shopping Card in one of the partner shops or at Interlaken Tourism


  • Check opening times and business hours

  • Exchange your Shopping Card in time to receive your ICE MAGIC vouchers

  • Combine your Christmas market shopping experience with some ice skating at the Top of Europe ICE MAGIC

  • Admire the creative works of art on display during the Christmas shopping season

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Personal tip

“I think it’s important to support local business and Christmas shopping in Interlaken is always an atmospheric experience."

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