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LauterbrunnenSwitzerland

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.

Top Hotels in Lauterbrunnen

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is $211 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Lauterbrunnen hotel is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Trummelbach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (313 reviews)
Wonderful stay

"So glad we picked this hotel. It cost more than the others but was well worth it. The city is a bit run down, but Hotel Silberhorn has been redone and you see the difference just driving up. Our rooms were beautiful. Great shower, comfortable bed. The staff at the front desk and at the restaurant ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Alpenruh
3 out of 5
Schilthornbahn AG, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Schilthornbahn Cable Car and Allmendhubelbahn. Schilthorn is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Mürren ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (300 reviews)

"Very well located, wonderful views of the mountains. Breakfast was very good. Will return."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hotel Alpenruh
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 ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)

"An extraordinary experience. Greeted at the train with our luggage taken to our room, exceptional dining with the lovely Marie assisting in our dining choices (40 years of service), a nice town to walk around, trips to the Trümmelbach Falls and Schilthorn. Weather was perfect."…"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Lauterbrunnen

In Idyllic Mürren - Panoramic Alpine View, Balcony, Garden With Grill
In Idyllic Mürren - Panoramic Alpine View, Balcony, Garden With Grill
Lauterbrunnen, Bern
The price is $133 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

This family-friendly Lauterbrunnen apartment building is located in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Swiss Alps Perfection

"Our stay in Murren at the Chalet Traumli was perfect. Sue and Nick’s communication was timely and spot on. They gave very helpful advice, and the flat itself was extremely well equipped with a view beyond anything we could have imagined. We stayed for three nights and had Swiss Fondue every night. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

In Idyllic Mürren - Panoramic Alpine View, Balcony, Garden With Grill
Glorious Luxury Summer Holiday Home or ski Chalet in Murren - 5 Star Rating
Glorious Luxury Summer Holiday Home or ski Chalet in Murren - 5 Star Rating
Lauterbrunnen, Bern

Situated in the mountains, this romantic chalet is within a 5-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Schilthorn is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. ...

5/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Incredible in Every Way

"Our stay at Chateau Candamo was perfect for our group of 6 adults. The location is truly awesome and the facilities were everything we could have hoped for. The kitchen was well-equipped, the bedrooms were very comfortable and the living room was great for relaxing after a hard day of hiking and ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Glorious Luxury Summer Holiday Home or ski Chalet in Murren - 5 Star Rating
Apartment Rösli in Lauterbrunnen - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Apartment Rösli in Lauterbrunnen - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Lauterbrunnen, Bern

Situated in Lauterbrunnen, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Trummelbach Falls, Allmendhubelbahn, and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Jungfrau and Jungfraujoch ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
June one-week stay in Stechelberg

"This is a very excellent property. It is not luxurious, but very nice, clean and we loved the location between lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Apartment Rösli in Lauterbrunnen - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Lauterbrunnen

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Sep 24, 2019

Too many bus loads of tour groups.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 7, 2019

A beautiful spot to relax and enjoy all that nature can offer !

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 26, 2019

The waterfalls were fabulous . We E biked Up to trrummel falls they were amazing . Some cute shops in town . Nice walking area easy access to train and lift to Silberhorn .

4/5 - Good

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May 25, 2019

Beautiful dry small everything closes at 4:00

5/5 - Excellent

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May 10, 2019

Beautiful town! Wonderful people, just stunning!

4/5 - Good

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Jan 31, 2019

Convenient for trips to various parts of the Alps. Not super touristy.

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