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Meiringen
Via Alpina
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Stage 9, Engstlenalp–Meiringen
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Stage 10, Meiringen–Grindelwald
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Hochmoor oberhalb Meiringen
Hochmoor oberhalb Meiringen
Route 375, Rosenlaui (Chaltenbrunnen)–Meiringen
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Meiringen
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 5, Meiringen–Sarnen
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Lakes Route
Stage 4, Spiez–Meiringen
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Berner Oberland-Route
Stage 2, Interlaken–Meiringen
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Aare Route
Stage 1, Oberwald (Gletsch)–Meiringen
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Aare Route
Stage 2, Meiringen–Spiez
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Haslital Route
Route 381, Brienz–Meiringen
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Meiringen
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Meiringen
Meiringen

Meiringen

The Bernese Oberland resort of Meiringen is rich in tradition and lies to the south-east of Lake Brienz. Fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death here, only to be resurrected three years later. Meiringen is also considered the birthplace of meringues.
Many of Meiringen’s attractions are linked to the icy glacier waters of the nearby mountains, such as the Aareschlucht (Aare Gorge), formed by melt water over thousands of years. A well-secured walkway runs through the gorge along the vertical rock face, just above the frothing spray.

A nostalgic funicular transports passengers to the Reichenbach waterfalls, affording picturesque views of smaller waterfalls en route. The viewing platform at the mountain terminus allows a view over the torrent of the 120 metre high Reichenbach waterfall. This is where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death in «The Final Problem». Conan Doyle spent many holidays in Meiringen, and there is a museum dedicated to him and his famous detective. Readers reacted to the news of Holmes’ death with displeasure, which led the novelist to resurrect him three years later.

Meringues are said to hail from Meiringen and can be enjoyed in one of the many cafés and restaurants.

The Haslital holiday region is geared especially to accommodate families and children and has facilities such as animation programmes, babysitting, a rental service for baby and children’s gear and a toy rental service. The sunny terrace resort of Hasliberg can be reached by cableway or the Brünig Railway and post bus from Meiringen. Hasliberg has wonderful views of Lake Brienz and the glaciers and peaks of the Bernese Oberland.

Summer

The Haslital holiday region has around 300 kilometres each of hiking and mountain biking routes. The theme path «Muggestutz» in nearby Hasliberg whisks visitors into the mythical world of the Hasli Dwarves. .

Winter

An attractive winter-sports region stretches out above the Hasliberg high plateau. Fifteen lifts transport skiers as high as Planplatten (2245m). Several cross-country skiing routes, snow shoe trails, three long sledge runs and an extensive network of winter-walking trails complete the winter activity infrastructure.

Highlights

  • Sherlock Holmes Museum – containing the world’s only replica of the detective’s Victorian parlour at 221b Baker Street, London.
  • Reichenbach Falls – several majestic waterfalls, accessible by funicular and the legendary place from where fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death.
  • Aareschlucht - Aare Gorge, 180 metre deep gorge with caves, enclosed by vertical rock faces. A 1400 metre long well-secured walkway leads just above the frothing spray along the rock face.
  • Rosenlauital (Rosenlaui Valley) with Gletscherschlucht (glacier gorge) – idyllic, picturesque valley with concentrated water power in the glacier gorge.
  • Alpen Tower on Planplatten – panorama restaurant in the Hasliberg ski region at 2250 metres altitude with 360-degree views of the surrounding mountain chains.
The Bernese Oberland resort of Meiringen is rich in tradition and lies to the south-east of Lake Brienz. Fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death here, only to be resurrected three years later. Meiringen is also considered the birthplace of meringues.
Many of Meiringen’s attractions are linked to the icy glacier waters of the nearby mountains, such as the Aareschlucht (Aare Gorge), formed by melt water over thousands of years. A well-secured walkway runs through the gorge along the vertical rock face, just above the frothing spray.

A nostalgic funicular transports passengers to the Reichenbach waterfalls, affording picturesque views of smaller waterfalls en route. The viewing platform at the mountain terminus allows a view over the torrent of the 120 metre high Reichenbach waterfall. This is where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death in «The Final Problem». Conan Doyle spent many holidays in Meiringen, and there is a museum dedicated to him and his famous detective. Readers reacted to the news of Holmes’ death with displeasure, which led the novelist to resurrect him three years later.

Meringues are said to hail from Meiringen and can be enjoyed in one of the many cafés and restaurants.

The Haslital holiday region is geared especially to accommodate families and children and has facilities such as animation programmes, babysitting, a rental service for baby and children’s gear and a toy rental service. The sunny terrace resort of Hasliberg can be reached by cableway or the Brünig Railway and post bus from Meiringen. Hasliberg has wonderful views of Lake Brienz and the glaciers and peaks of the Bernese Oberland.

Summer

The Haslital holiday region has around 300 kilometres each of hiking and mountain biking routes. The theme path «Muggestutz» in nearby Hasliberg whisks visitors into the mythical world of the Hasli Dwarves. .

Winter

An attractive winter-sports region stretches out above the Hasliberg high plateau. Fifteen lifts transport skiers as high as Planplatten (2245m). Several cross-country skiing routes, snow shoe trails, three long sledge runs and an extensive network of winter-walking trails complete the winter activity infrastructure.

Highlights

  • Sherlock Holmes Museum – containing the world’s only replica of the detective’s Victorian parlour at 221b Baker Street, London.
  • Reichenbach Falls – several majestic waterfalls, accessible by funicular and the legendary place from where fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death.
  • Aareschlucht - Aare Gorge, 180 metre deep gorge with caves, enclosed by vertical rock faces. A 1400 metre long well-secured walkway leads just above the frothing spray along the rock face.
  • Rosenlauital (Rosenlaui Valley) with Gletscherschlucht (glacier gorge) – idyllic, picturesque valley with concentrated water power in the glacier gorge.
  • Alpen Tower on Planplatten – panorama restaurant in the Hasliberg ski region at 2250 metres altitude with 360-degree views of the surrounding mountain chains.

Arrival and return Meiringen

Adresse

Tourist Information Meiringen
Bahnhofstrasse 22
3860 Meiringen
Tel. +41 (0)33 972 50 50
info@haslital.ch
www.haslital.ch

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Accommodation

Gasthaus Brünig Kulm
Gasthaus Brünig Kulm
Meiringen
Hof Goldey
Hof Goldey
Unterbach BE
Hotel Rebstock
Hotel Rebstock
Meiringen
Santschi Hof
Santschi Hof
Unterbach BE
bett und zmorge
bett und zmorge
Meiringen
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Places of interest

Aareschlucht
Aareschlucht
Meiringen–Reuti
Meiringen–Reuti
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Hiking in

Meiringen
Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 9, Engstlenalp–Meiringen
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 10, Meiringen–Grindelwald
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Hochmoor oberhalb Meiringen
Hochmoor oberhalb Meiringen
Route 375, Rosenlaui (Chaltenbrunnen)–Meiringen
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Cycling in

Meiringen
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 5, Meiringen–Sarnen
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 4, Spiez–Meiringen
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Berner Oberland-Route
Berner Oberland-Route
Stage 2, Interlaken–Meiringen
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 1, Oberwald (Gletsch)–Meiringen
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 2, Meiringen–Spiez
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Haslital Route
Haslital Route
Route 381, Brienz–Meiringen
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Mountain biking in

Meiringen
Alpine Bike
Alpine Bike