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 Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £166 per night from 18 Dec to 18 Dec
Located near the slopes, this Lauterbrunnen hotel is situated in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Lauterbrunnen Cable Car and Staubbach Falls, and is ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (336 reviews)
"Excellent breakfast, spacious rooms, good balcony view"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Belvedere Wengen
Hotel Belvedere Wengen
3 out of 5
Galliweidli 1440E, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is £174 per night from 17 Dec to 17 Dec
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! (337 reviews)
"View is absolutely amazing, friendly staff and fantastic breakfast"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2021

Hotel Belvedere Wengen
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is £186 per night from 15 Dec to 15 Dec
Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is situated in the mountains, and is within a 5-minute walk of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, Wengen-Mannlichen Cable ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (327 reviews)
"Perfect location it’s is located right in front of the train station. If you are a tourists with bags this location will make your life easy!! Can’t talk enough about the views from our room. Wengen definitely has beautiful view of jungfru mountains. Breakfast was nice!"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2021

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
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Chalet Miravalle
Chalet Miravalle
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is £117 per night from 4 Dec to 4 Dec
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 23 Oct 2019

Chalet Miravalle
Ferienwohnung
Ferienwohnung
3.5 out of 5
208 G Luterbach, Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern
The price is £365 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Situated in Lauterbrunnen, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. Staubbach Falls and Swiss ...
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Haus Bel Air
Haus Bel Air
3 out of 5
Gruebi District, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is £436 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in the mountains, this Wengen holiday 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 1 Nov 2021

Haus Bel Air
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