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.

Hotel Belvedere Wengen
Hotel Belvedere Wengen
3 out of 5
Galliweidli 1440E, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is CA $261 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains, within 6 mi (10 km) of Mannlichen Mountain and Eiger, and close to winter sports such as skiing ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (340 reviews)
"We had reservations at Hotel Belvedere which had to close early for the season, but we were contacted by the manager and offered a room at the Hotel Silberhorn at no additional cost even though it was an upgrade to 4 stars. On top of that, they also upgraded us to a suite with a breathtaking view! ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2021

Hotel Belvedere Wengen
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $294 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Located near the slopes, this Lauterbrunnen hotel is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Lauterbrunnen Cable Car and Staubbach Falls, and close to winter ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (343 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
The price is CA $403 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Schilthorn is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away. Mürren ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (189 reviews)
"Fantastic location, views and very friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2021

Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
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Chalet Miravalle
Chalet Miravalle
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is CA $238 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mannlichen Mountain and 6 mi (9.7 km) from Eiger. Harder Kulm is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away. Wengen ...
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
In idyllic Mürren -  panoramic alpine view, balcony, garden with grill
In idyllic Mürren - panoramic alpine view, balcony, garden with grill
Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern
Offering ski-in/ski-out access, this apartment building in Lauterbrunnen is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (24 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
Haus Bel Air
Haus Bel Air
3 out of 5
Gruebi District, Lauterbrunnen, BE
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 20 mi (32 km) ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"Great apartment and location! Recommend this property to anybody wanting to travel to Wengen and enjoy the outdoors. Stayed with my wife and two young kids and they definitely enjoyed it. Great apartment set up by Christian! Will definitely return."

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2021

Haus Bel Air
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