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Take in the natural beauty of Switzerland’s third-highest waterfall from a distance in winter or hike closer during the warmer months to feel its misty spray.

Towering over the picturesque town of Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Highlands of the Swiss Alps, Staubbach Falls adds a sense of wonder to an already stunning landscape. Visible from many vantage points and easily reached, the falls are one of the most photographed features of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Enjoy the many different views of the Staubbach Falls that you will get when you make your way through the picture-perfect glacier-carved scenery of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. One such famous view is the traditional Swiss architecture and whitewashed church of Lauterbrunnen village in the foreground, with the mighty falls towering in the background.

Walk through the village and to the falls to hear its thunder and feel its spray. The falls tumble from a staggering height of 974 feet (297 meters), with much of the drop being freefall rather than flowing over rocks. Notice how this long freefall creates a fine mist and droplets which have inspired the “Staub,” which means dust, part of the waterfalls’ name.

Look for the sheep that graze happily in the fields at the base of the falls. The moisture from the falls provides plenty of lush grass for the animals to dine on. Walk to the small but interesting cemetery close to the base of the falls for a different perspective.

Put on your raincoat and walking shoes to follow the path to the upper section of the falls. Glance out over the valley and the thundering falls next to you as you make your way up. The rocks are constantly wet from the spray from the waterfall, so take care on the often slippery surface toward the top. Head to the end of the path to almost behind the falls for yet another good vantage point for pictures.

The Staubbach Falls are easily reached by foot from the center of Lauterbrunnen. There is a small car park nearby. Entry to the falls is free. Note that the path up to the falls is only open in warmer months due to safety concerns in icy conditions. Many accommodations in Lauterbrunnen also have great views of the falls, providing a great excuse to linger a while longer.

Top Hotels Close to Staubbach Falls

Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
2 out of 5
Am Acher 1366A, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
The price is $198 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
$198
per night
Feb 8 - Feb 9
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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $232 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$232
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
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! (398 reviews)
Alpine charm
"Charming hotel with wonderful breakfasts and dinners as well as friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Hotel Silberhorn
Alpine Hotel Wengen (former Sunstar Wengen)
Alpine Hotel Wengen (former Sunstar Wengen)
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1352a, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
The price is $216 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$216
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and free train station pick-up. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (189 reviews)
Lovely hotel close to train station
"Amazing accommodations in a magical location. The staff was excellent, especially Alf who handles all of our needs for my party of 8. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Alpine Hotel Wengen (former Sunstar Wengen)
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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Hotel Oberland
Hotel Oberland
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3822
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Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3822
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Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
2 out of 5
Am Acher 1366A, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
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Alpine Hotel Wengen (former Sunstar Wengen)
Alpine Hotel Wengen (former Sunstar Wengen)
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1352a, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
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Swiss Lodge Hotel Bernerhof Wengen
Swiss Lodge Hotel Bernerhof Wengen
1 out of 5
Dorfstrasse, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
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Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
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Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
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Hotel Regina Wengen
Hotel Regina Wengen
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 1, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
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Hotel Bären - The place to rest
Hotel Bären - The place to rest
3 out of 5
Am Acher, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
Hotel Bären - The place to rest
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