139 Lauterbrunnen-Loipe
139 Lauterbrunnen-Loipe

Cross-country skiing

Lauterbrunnen-Loipe

Lauterbrunnen-Loipe

Lauterbrunnen–Stechelberg

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Lauterbrunnen-Loipe

Lauterbrunnen-Loipe

Cross-country skiing in the valley with 72 waterfalls, surrounded by several peaks over three or four thousand metres high. The trail runs along the White Lütschine from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg, past the Trümmelbach Falls, the biggest underground waterfalls in Europe.
The alpine topography naturally does not leave much room for Nordic cross-country skiing. However, this trail is at the bottom of the valley between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. And it is spectacular: The path between the two mountain villages is lined with 72 waterfalls. The trail constantly follows the White Lütschine, passing the icy cascades.

A highlight is the Trümmelbach Falls, which you pass in one of the loops. Its name describes the loud drumming sound sometimes made by these waterfalls, which are the largest underground waterfalls in Europe. In winter, it is slightly quieter because of the ice, and the Trümmelbach Falls drain the glacial walls of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Just before reaching the end of the trail, you will pass the Mürrenbach Falls. This holds another record: The body of water falls in five cascades over 417 metres into the depth. This makes it the highest waterfall in Switzerland.

The trail finally ends at the rear of the Lauterbrunnen valley, in the little village of Stechelberg. The end of the valley is a large nature reserve and is part of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stechelberg is the starting point for various mountain tours.
Cross-country skiing in the valley with 72 waterfalls, surrounded by several peaks over three or four thousand metres high. The trail runs along the White Lütschine from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg, past the Trümmelbach Falls, the biggest underground waterfalls in Europe.
The alpine topography naturally does not leave much room for Nordic cross-country skiing. However, this trail is at the bottom of the valley between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. And it is spectacular: The path between the two mountain villages is lined with 72 waterfalls. The trail constantly follows the White Lütschine, passing the icy cascades.

A highlight is the Trümmelbach Falls, which you pass in one of the loops. Its name describes the loud drumming sound sometimes made by these waterfalls, which are the largest underground waterfalls in Europe. In winter, it is slightly quieter because of the ice, and the Trümmelbach Falls drain the glacial walls of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Just before reaching the end of the trail, you will pass the Mürrenbach Falls. This holds another record: The body of water falls in five cascades over 417 metres into the depth. This makes it the highest waterfall in Switzerland.

The trail finally ends at the rear of the Lauterbrunnen valley, in the little village of Stechelberg. The end of the valley is a large nature reserve and is part of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stechelberg is the starting point for various mountain tours.
10 km | 1 Stage
180 m | 90 m
classic+skating | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lauterbrunnen
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from December to April.
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Ski rental and cross-country ski trail pass
In the start of the trail shower facilities are accessible at the sports complex Eyelti. The cross-country ski trail pass can be bought at the tourist centre, at Alpia Sport, at the camping Jungfrau, at Imboden Bike or at Hotel Stechelberg. The cross-country ski equipment can be hired at Alpia Sport in Lauterbrunnen.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Stechelberg, Hotel
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Contact

Lauterbrunnen Tourismus
Stutzli 460
3822 Lauterbrunnen
Tel. +41 (0)33 856 85 68
info@lauterbrunnen.swiss
www.lauterbrunnen.swiss

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Jungfrau
Hotel Jungfrau
Mürren
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel
Lauterbrunnen
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Places

Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen
Mürren
Mürren
Wengen
Wengen
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Places of interest

Staubbachfall Lauterbrunnen
Staubbachfall Lauterbrunnen
Hohstäg (Lauterbrunnen–Wengen)
Hohstäg (Lauterbrunnen–Wengen)
Trümmelbachfälle
Trümmelbachfälle
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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