Our next stop was Interlaken, literally "between lakes". This is certainly a tourist destination, especially because of its outdoor adventure sports. Paragliding is hugely popular here and with good weather conditions you can watch paragliders all day long. There is a big grassy square in the middle of town where people land and we sat there after dinner and watched people - no paragliding for us. We also rented bicycles in Interlaken because it was nice flat terrain through town and we biked to one of the lakes and swam. The lake is fed by mountain water and it was chilly but it was so warm at this point on our trip that we welcomed cold water! This was a fun stop and biking was a great (inexpensive) activity.
And now our final stop in Switzerland! Lucerne. My friend E lived in that region as an exchange student in high school so I was excited to see her old stomping ground. We only spent one night here and I wish we had more time. This was one of my favourite places, especially because we did a ferry ride to Mt Pilatus and then took a cogwheel train up the mountain, a gondola partway down the mountain, and did "toboggan-ing" on the way down as well. I found the toboggan ride in a guide book or something before we went, and it was like a slow version of the bobsled on an aluminum track. If you're interested in what that would look like, here's a youtube video. That was the end of our trip! The next day we went back to Zurich and spent one last night there before we flew out. It was an amazing vacation and we felt very fortunate!