Lauterbrunnen

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Lauterbrunnen featuring street scenes and heritage elements
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.

Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
2 out of 5
Am Acher, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
The price is $201 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
$201
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Dec 16 - Dec 17
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (274 reviews)
"The owner, Daniel, makes an effort to entertain the guests providing tourist advice plus happy hour, sharing local information. I haven’t seen that in any hotel I have been. Great service."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3822
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The price is $228 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
$228
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (394 reviews)
Alpine charm
"Charming hotel with wonderful breakfasts and dinners as well as friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Alpenruh
3 out of 5
Schilthornbahn AG, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3825
The price is $210 per night from Dec 30 to Dec 31
$210
per night
Dec 30 - Dec 31
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a sauna. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (344 reviews)
"Nice room with easy access to food and shopping"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2022

Hotel Alpenruh
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Chalet Miravalle
Chalet Miravalle
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and an area shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (37 reviews)
"Really nice and roomy apartment. A nice substitute for a cramped hotel room. Beautiful balcony and yard"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

Chalet Miravalle
Ferienwohnung Talhaus
Ferienwohnung Talhaus
3.5 out of 5
Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern
Stay at this 3.5-star cabin in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Staubbach Falls are ...
Ferienwohnung Talhaus
Chalet Am Acher 3
Chalet Am Acher 3
3.5 out of 5
Chalet Am Acher, 3, Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern, 3823
Stay at this 3.5-star chalet in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car ...
Chalet Am Acher 3
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