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Address: Jungfraustrasse 31, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
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+41 79 783 44 16

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Best gift shop around

I was looking for a last minute birthday present and had not been in here for ages so went to see what I could find. What a selection! Quaint shop with lovely little treasures. I... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Interlaken, Switzerland
via mobile
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Interlaken, Switzerland
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a last minute birthday present and had not been in here for ages so went to see what I could find. What a selection! Quaint shop with lovely little treasures. I ended up buying more for myself than the original present. A refreshing place now that interlaken is nearly all about expensive watch shops for Asian... More 

1 Thank alpbabe
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Cute little store, right next to a chocolate shop. I had heard that it was a great place to visit (and get crafty) while in Interlaken, and great it was! I had bought a couple charms while in Dublin that I brought in, and after an hour or so I had two lovely beaded necklaces :D Wonderful way to add... More 

Thank Amber J
Strasbourg, France
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Charming, warm, and inviting, the Mad Cow is the perfect place not only for finding souvenirs, but also for creating. I visited with two of my friends, and we had a lovely afternoon of shopping and jewelry-making. What's really great about this shop is that it caters to multiple ages and interests. It can be an individual experience or a... More 

Thank Emma H
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This little gift shop in the heart of Interlaken was a fabulous find. Whether you're looking for a gift or some Swiss memorabilia to take home from your travels, this cool shop has it all. They also have beading workshops for the kids so on a rainy day if it's too cloudy to head up into the mountains, the kids... More 

Thank MykesO
naples, fl
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419 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Saw this on TA and Karen was getting desperate for some gifts so we tracked it down. Very lovely and helpful owner with some interesting clothes, accessories, etc. Filled the bill for what we needed and well worth a visit if you are shopping.

Thank Larry K
Bohemia, Czech Republic
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The window was so eye catchy and creative so I had to walk in. I felt like there is a story behind every piece of furniture or product inside this shop. I bought nice little watch (I am not into expensive Swiss watch - I prefer the creative ones) and a small hand-made earrings. The owner, Australian lady (Is she... More 

1 Thank Tatiana2580
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

what a place with such items to bring a smile to ur face. this place was on our way to the hotel and we happen to just walk in to our delight to see the various upholstery and the home accessories which were very unusual

Thank n5khanna
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I just happened into this darling shop while strolling through Interlaken and could not have been more excited with my find. Such wonderful one of a kind items and absolute kindness of the shop owner, Kim. I managed to find great gifts to bring home to the family, and when I realized I had forgotten something, she even sent it... More 

1 Thank Laralack
Interlaken, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I was gifted a voucher to attend an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshop at the Mad Cow. Not knowing what to expect i arrived with a small piece of furniture excited to learn all the techniques to help transform my night stand from shabby to chic. Along with 3 others, (2 of which drove 2hrs all the way from Zurich... More 

3 Thank grizzygriz
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

The mad cow has lots of interesting, good quality products for tourist and locals alike. You can tell the shop owner Kim White, really puts the effort into stocking the shop with gifts and goodies of pizazz and personality! I also love that it's a small local business. Kim is always friendly and loves to chat with customers. She can... More 

1 Thank Swausican

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