Lauterbrunnen

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Between powerful waterfalls, charming alpine villages and towering mountain peaks, everything about this Swiss valley in the Bernese Alps is unforgettable.

Lauterbrunnen is a place of awesome natural scenery. The picturesque valley is bordered by the towering peaks of Drattehorn, Butlasse, Jungfrau and the Eiger. Explore flowering meadows and alpine villages, ski through the snow-capped Bernese Alps and witness the powerful cascades of spectacular waterfalls.

Lauterbrunnen’s name translates as “many fountains” in German, alluding to the 72 waterfalls scattered throughout the alpine area. Hike to the Staubbach Falls, which sends water cascading down a drop of almost 1,000 feet (305 meters). Walk through tunnels and walkways to get to the Trummelbach Falls. These are subterranean waterfalls tucked inside a mountain.

You don’t have to be a rock climber or experienced hiker to reach some of the area’s mountainous heights. Go on a train ride up to the Jungfraujoch. Your journey will take you through miles of tunnels that have been cut into mountains. The end of the line is the highest railway station in Europe, situated at 11,332 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. While you are here, admire the mountain views from the observation deck of the Sphinx Observatory and visit the ice palace.

Another mountaintop must-see is the Schilthorn. Take a series of cable cars to the summit and dine in the revolving restaurant. The Schilthorn was a location in the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

No matter when you visit Lauterbrunnen, there are always lots of outdoor pursuits to enjoy. During the winter, ski on its miles of slopes and along cross-country trails, go on toboggan runs and travel along winter hiking routes. In the summer, hike or bike numerous trails that wind through the valley.

Sail across Lake Thun and try water skiing on Lake Brienz. Then explore their attractive lakeside villages. At Lake Thun, tour the medieval Oberhofen Castle and its park which sit by the water's edge.

Reach Lauterbrunnen by flying into the international airport at Bern, approximately 41 miles (66 kilometers away). Make the rest of the journey by car. Stay in traditional alpine villas with gorgeous lake and mountain views.

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is $207 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains and within a 5-minute walk of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car, and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (321 reviews)
"Perfect location it’s is located right in front of the train station. If you are a tourists with bags this location will make your life easy!! Can’t talk enough about the views from our room. Wengen definitely has beautiful view of jungfru mountains. Breakfast was nice!"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2021

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is $209 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located near the slopes, this Lauterbrunnen hotel is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Staubbach Falls, and close ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (333 reviews)
"Excellent breakfast, spacious rooms, good balcony view"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Hotel Silberhorn
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
4 out of 5
Aegerten 1, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Schilthorn and Aletsch Glacier are also ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (180 reviews)
"Fantastic location, views and very friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

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Chalet Miravalle
Chalet Miravalle
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is $227 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mannlichen Mountain and within 6 mi (10 km) of Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory and Schilthorn. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Tucked away and with a view
"We enjoyed a friendly welcome at Chalet Miravalle. The location was excellent for us, tucked away from the main street and with a pleasing view. The standard is slightly dated, however in terms of comfort this is balanced out with outstanding cleanliness. Only twin beds in the bedroom, we would have ..."

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Chalet Miravalle
Haus Bel Air
Haus Bel Air
3 out of 5
Gruebi District, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is $413 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in the mountains, this Wengen vacation home offering ski-in/ski-out access is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and within 6 mi (10 km) ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"The property is near the train station. If you follow the guide provided, you will be able to find the place. We found pencils left on the floor, likely by the previous tenants, but cleanliness of the place is generally acceptable. Communication and check-in is fuss free."

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

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Ferienwohnung
Ferienwohnung
3.5 out of 5
208 G Luterbach, Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern
The price is $255 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Situated in Lauterbrunnen, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. Staubbach Falls and Swiss ...
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