True to its role as the nerve center of the entire Oberland region, Interlaken stocks an ample supply of souvenirs and sports equipment. You'll find all the handicrafts and art objects you could possibly need beside the resort's main street, Höheweg, and around the Interlaken West railway station. One of the best shops, which has been a fixture for tourists since the turn of the 20th century, is Heimatwerk Interlaken, Höheweg 115 (tel. 033/822-16-53). It stocks only goods manufactured in Switzerland, including a wholesome and comprehensive roster of woodcarved children's toys, tablecloths and linens, cutting boards and cheese boards, ceramics, and glass. Since Interlaken has higher-altitude ski and hill-climbing resorts stretching upward on virtually all sides, you won't lack for purveyors of sporting-goods equipment. Two of the best are Intersport, Postgasse 16 (tel. 033/822-06-61), and Score Sport, Bahnhofstrasse 25 (tel. 033/822-73-22).
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