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Interlaken(ĭn`tərläkən), town (1990 est. pop. 5,180), Bern canton, central Switzerland, between the Lake of Brienz and the Lake of Thun. Its manufactures include textiles and watches. Interlaken is one of the largest tourist resorts (mainly summer) in the Bernese Alps, and its yearly visitors far outnumber its permanent inhabitants. The region is famous for its magnificent view of the Jungfrau peak.
a city in Switzerland in the canton of Bern. Population, approximately 5,000. Interlaken is situated at an elevation of 567 m above sea level in an intermontane hollow of the Bernese Alps, on the Aar River, between Lakes Thun and Brienz. A picturesque view of the snowy Jungfrau peak opens up from Interlaken. It is a seasonal, mainly summer, resort and a center of tourism; it is also an important international transportation junction. Food, textile, and woodworking enterprises are located in the city. Interlaken arose in the 12th century.