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Lauterbrunnen
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Stage 12, Lauterbrunnen–Griesalp
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Via Alpina
Stage 11, Grindelwald–Lauterbrunnen
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Mountain View Trail
Mountain View Trail
Route 351, Lauterbrunnen (Grütschalp)–Mürren (Allmendhubel)
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Lauberhorn Trail
Lauberhorn Trail
Route 352, Wengen (Allmend)–Kleine Scheidegg
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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen lies in an impressive alpine trough valley between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks. The Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland with 72 roaring waterfalls, including the Stabbach Falls, which plunge almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face; secluded valleys; colourful alpine meadows; and lonely mountain inns.
The very name ‘Lauter Brunnen’ (‘many fountains’) suggests the magnificence of this landscape. There are 72 waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the most famous being the Staubbach Falls. Plunging almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face, they are one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. In 1779, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the valley, and was inspired by the roaring waters to write his well-known poem ‘Spirit song over the waters’

Another deafening natural phenomenon are the Trümmelbach Falls in the ‘Black Monk’ mountain, hidden behind mighty rock faces. Up to 20,000 litres of water per second cascade over the ten glacier falls from a total height of about 200 metres. This spectacle can only be reached in summer by tunnel lift.

Summer

The valley town of Lauterbrunnen (795 m) is the starting point for some of the best known excursion destinations in the Jungfrau region. A rack railway links Lauterbrunnen with the sunny terrace of Wengen on the eastern flank of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the Kleinen Scheidegg, the station where you change trains for the onward journey to the Jungfraujoch.

On the opposite side of the valley is the holiday resort of Mürren, accessible from Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. The cableway from Stechelberg continues to the peak of the Schilthorn at 2971 m, famous for being the setting where the 007 classic, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ was filmed.

A few kilometres further up the valley from Lauterbrunnen, accessible along a narrow mountain road, is the peaceful little mountain village of Isenfluh, perched on a steep rock terrace at 1024 m, and starting point for walks in the romantic Saustal and further to Mürren and the Lobhorn mountains.

Winter

The expansive ski regions of Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg and Mürren-Schilthorn are quickly reached by mountain railway. There are 45 transport facilities altogether in the Jungfrau region as well as 213 km of piste, fun parks, 100 km of winter hiking trails and 50 km of toboggan run. The Lauterbrunnen Valley also boasts plenty of cross-country ski trails.

Highlights

  • Trümmelbach Falls near Lauterbrunnen: one of the wildest glacier ravines in Europe with the ten waterfalls of the Trümmelbach hidden amongst the rocks.
  • Staubbach Falls: on the edge of the village of Lauterbrunnen. The water plunges almost 300 metres from an overhanging cliff face. It was the inspiration for one of Goethe’s famous poems.
  • Mürrenbach Falls: waters of the highest waterfall in Europe plunge over 750 metres in five cascades. Well worth seeing when the snows are melting or after rainfall.
  • Schilthorn: on the trail of James Bond. Visitors to the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant at 2970 m can enjoy the view of 40 mountain peaks and 20 glaciers.
  • UNESCO world heritage themed trail in the depths of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the first themed trail in the Junggfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn world natural heritage site and devoted to waterfalls, alpine farming, power stations and mountain hotels.
  • Kleine Scheidegg : impressive view of the north face of the Eiger and the four-thousand- metre peaks of the Jungfrau and Mönch. Also the starting point of the rack railway to the Jungfraujoch.
  • Jungfraujoch (3454m): the Jungfrau railway has been plying its way through a 7-km-long tunnel to the ‘Top of Europe’, the ultimate excursion destination in the Bernese Oberland, since 1912
Lauterbrunnen lies in an impressive alpine trough valley between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks. The Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland with 72 roaring waterfalls, including the Stabbach Falls, which plunge almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face; secluded valleys; colourful alpine meadows; and lonely mountain inns.
The very name ‘Lauter Brunnen’ (‘many fountains’) suggests the magnificence of this landscape. There are 72 waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the most famous being the Staubbach Falls. Plunging almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face, they are one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. In 1779, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the valley, and was inspired by the roaring waters to write his well-known poem ‘Spirit song over the waters’

Another deafening natural phenomenon are the Trümmelbach Falls in the ‘Black Monk’ mountain, hidden behind mighty rock faces. Up to 20,000 litres of water per second cascade over the ten glacier falls from a total height of about 200 metres. This spectacle can only be reached in summer by tunnel lift.

Summer

The valley town of Lauterbrunnen (795 m) is the starting point for some of the best known excursion destinations in the Jungfrau region. A rack railway links Lauterbrunnen with the sunny terrace of Wengen on the eastern flank of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the Kleinen Scheidegg, the station where you change trains for the onward journey to the Jungfraujoch.

On the opposite side of the valley is the holiday resort of Mürren, accessible from Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. The cableway from Stechelberg continues to the peak of the Schilthorn at 2971 m, famous for being the setting where the 007 classic, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ was filmed.

A few kilometres further up the valley from Lauterbrunnen, accessible along a narrow mountain road, is the peaceful little mountain village of Isenfluh, perched on a steep rock terrace at 1024 m, and starting point for walks in the romantic Saustal and further to Mürren and the Lobhorn mountains.

Winter

The expansive ski regions of Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg and Mürren-Schilthorn are quickly reached by mountain railway. There are 45 transport facilities altogether in the Jungfrau region as well as 213 km of piste, fun parks, 100 km of winter hiking trails and 50 km of toboggan run. The Lauterbrunnen Valley also boasts plenty of cross-country ski trails.

Highlights

  • Trümmelbach Falls near Lauterbrunnen: one of the wildest glacier ravines in Europe with the ten waterfalls of the Trümmelbach hidden amongst the rocks.
  • Staubbach Falls: on the edge of the village of Lauterbrunnen. The water plunges almost 300 metres from an overhanging cliff face. It was the inspiration for one of Goethe’s famous poems.
  • Mürrenbach Falls: waters of the highest waterfall in Europe plunge over 750 metres in five cascades. Well worth seeing when the snows are melting or after rainfall.
  • Schilthorn: on the trail of James Bond. Visitors to the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant at 2970 m can enjoy the view of 40 mountain peaks and 20 glaciers.
  • UNESCO world heritage themed trail in the depths of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the first themed trail in the Junggfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn world natural heritage site and devoted to waterfalls, alpine farming, power stations and mountain hotels.
  • Kleine Scheidegg : impressive view of the north face of the Eiger and the four-thousand- metre peaks of the Jungfrau and Mönch. Also the starting point of the rack railway to the Jungfraujoch.
  • Jungfraujoch (3454m): the Jungfrau railway has been plying its way through a 7-km-long tunnel to the ‘Top of Europe’, the ultimate excursion destination in the Bernese Oberland, since 1912

Arrival and return Lauterbrunnen

Adresse

Lauterbrunnen Tourismus
Stutzli 460
Postfach 23
3822 Lauterbrunnen
Tel. +41 (0) 33 856 856 8
info@lauterbrunnen.swiss
www.lauterbrunnen.swiss

Services

Accommodation

Guggihütte SAC (teilweise bewartet)
Guggihütte SAC (teilweise bewartet)
Lauterbrunnen
Hotel Jungfrau
Hotel Jungfrau
Mürren
Mutthornhütte SAC
Mutthornhütte SAC
Lauterbrunnen
Rottalhütte SAC (teilweise bewartet)
Rottalhütte SAC (teilweise bewartet)
Lauterbrunnen
Silberhornhütte SAC (unbewartet)
Silberhornhütte SAC (unbewartet)
Lauterbrunnen
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel
Lauterbrunnen
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Places of interest

Hohstäg (Lauterbrunnen–Wengen)
Hohstäg (Lauterbrunnen–Wengen)
Schilthorn
Schilthorn
Staubbachfall Lauterbrunnen
Staubbachfall Lauterbrunnen
Trümmelbachfälle
Trümmelbachfälle
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Hiking in

Lauterbrunnen
Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 12, Lauterbrunnen–Griesalp
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 11, Grindelwald–Lauterbrunnen
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Mountain View Trail
Mountain View Trail
Route 351, Lauterbrunnen (Grütschalp)–Mürren (Allmendhubel)
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Lauberhorn Trail
Lauberhorn Trail
Route 352, Wengen (Allmend)–Kleine Scheidegg
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Mountain biking in

Lauterbrunnen
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