Lauterbrunnen

Travel Guide
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, 3823
The price is CA $290 per night from Jul 21 to Jul 22
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (346 reviews)
"This is the best hotel I have ever been to… it is very beautiful and clean. The room sizes are very suitable and the views of alps are very beautiful. The breakfast buffet is very very very good and I highly recommend this hotel. They have a nice hot tub facing a nice view and very beautiful spa ..."

Reviewed on May 30, 2022

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3822
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $291 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
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! (360 reviews)
"Great place to stay, great location, great breakfast, and fantastic people."

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2022

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Belvedere Wengen
Hotel Belvedere Wengen
3 out of 5
Galliweidli 1440E, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
The price is CA $319 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 9
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free train station pick-up. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (343 reviews)
"I liked the hotel, the place where is located ( Wengen ) and it is very beautiful building. What it is a little inconvenient is that you have no access by car but there is train easy to take and parking facilities etc"

Reviewed on Jun. 28, 2022

Hotel Belvedere 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.
Chalet Miravalle
Chalet Miravalle
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
The price is CA $291 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (32 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
Apartement Silverpeak
Apartement Silverpeak
3.5 out of 5
Wengiboden 1347, Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern, 3823
Stay at this 3.5-star ski aparthotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a sauna. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy beds in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4 reviews)
Good location, nice compact apartment.
"Excellent location, directly across the street from Wengen train station, close to supermarket, bakery, kids ski school, Mannlichen goldola etc. Nice compact 2 bedroom apartment, ideal for exploring the Jungfraujoch region."

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2020

Apartement Silverpeak
Apartment Jungfrauview
Apartment Jungfrauview
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1347, Lauterbrunnen, 3823
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Eiger and Jungfraujoch are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Lovely apartment
"Lovely apartment with everything we needed. Attached to the hotel so you can use the hotel facilities. Conveniently located across from the station, next to the co-op and near the Mannlichen lift. Can be a little noisy in the mornings when the trains start running but wasn’t too intrusive."

Reviewed on Sep. 30, 2021

Apartment Jungfrauview
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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