Free licence area: region of Interlaken

Licence area Interlaken – Facts & figures

The free licence area of Interlaken is located in the Bernese Oberland at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. As well as scattered communities located on Lake Thun, the area includes all towns around Lake Brienz and Meiringen-Hasliberg, which is well-known for its wintersports, Grindelwald, and especially Wengen with its Lauberhorn slope. All these communities form an overall revenue potential of more than CHF 1.5 million.

The Interlaken licence area has already been managed from 2007 until 2019, so there is already an existing brand awareness. A new licence partner can only benefit from this. Another location in Interlaken, which is very well-known among tourists, would further strengthen the Engel & Völkers cross-selling and supply system. 

Are you interested in the property market in the Interlaken licence area, would you like to become a part of the successful Engel & Völkers franchise system and write your own success story? Learn more about our free licence area in the following article and get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!


Thomas Frigo, Geschäftsführer Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz

Thomas Frigo

Managing Partner Master licence

Interlaken – popular holiday and conference location surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape

Interlaken is a popular holiday and conference location, and not just for citizens of Switzerland. Thanks to the impressive mountain landscape with the world-famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, countless visitors come to the region from around the world every year. In summer as well as winter, mountain lovers enjoy the extensive hiking trails, climbing walls, ski descents, toboggan runs and cross-country ski trails.  

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- Freies Lizenzgebiet Interlaken

Property market – demand exceeds the offer of primary residences, stagnating prices for second homes

Interlaken and the Jungfrau region remain popular, whether for a primary residence or a second home. More and more citizens of Switzerland want to fulfil their dream of a holiday home in the top tourism destinations of Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren. But also the local demand for a primary residence is greater than the numbers on offer.

The marvellous Bernese Oberland mountain backdrop, the well-developed infrastructure as well as the comfortable accessibility of the business centres in the midlands all contribute to the popularity of the area. Modern, spacious and comfortably furnished new-build homes are especially in demand, as well as attic apartments with terraces with lake and mountain views in the medium price segment. However, affordable existing properties which can be renovated to suit the buyer’s own needs are also coming back into favour among buyers looking for their own homes. The following applies in all segments: The location must be right.

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- Freies Lizenzgebiet Interlaken

The most sought-after locations – Grindelwald, Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen and Unterseen

As well as Interlaken, the mountain communities of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen in particular enjoy a high level of popularity. Grindelwald, the gate to the Jungfrau, and Lauterbrunnen, nestled among gigantic cliffs, are popular as the ideal starting point for all sport and leisure activities in the mountains. Unterseen is the complete opposite: the community is located just 567 metres above sea-level between the Lakes Thun and Brienz.


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- Freies Lizenzgebiet Interlaken
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