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Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen featuring street scenes and heritage elements

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
The price is NT$6,673 per night from May 16 to May 16
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! (324 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 2020/3/27

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Alpenruh
3 out of 5
Schilthornbahn AG, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,389 per night from May 21 to May 21
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Lauterbrunnen is within a 5-minute walk of Schilthornbahn Cable Car and Allmendhubelbahn and close to ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (303 reviews)
"This hotel was closed."

Reviewed on 2020/6/30

Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
3.5 out of 5
Rauft 1068, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$4,627 per night from May 19 to May 19
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Jungfrau and Jungfraujoch are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (271 reviews)
Charming hotel
"The hotel was what we expected but the service was top notch"

Reviewed on 2021/2/2

Hotel Edelweiss
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.
Charming House
Charming House
3.5 out of 5
208 Luterbach, Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern
The price is NT$9,405 per night from May 22 to May 22
Situated in Lauterbrunnen, this cabin is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Trummelbach Falls. Grindelwald - Wengen Ski ...
Charming House
Interlaken Downtown Happiness Apartment
Interlaken Downtown Happiness Apartment
2.5 out of 5
Jungfraustrasse 25, Interlaken
The price is NT$4,152 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in Central Interlaken, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kletterhalle Interlaken and Mystery Rooms. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Sehr freundliches Personal👍 Schlechte Heizung, dank hilfsbereitem Personal mussten wir nicht frieren! Zu wenig Druck beim Wasser😬 sonst okay"

Reviewed on 2020/10/21

Interlaken Downtown Happiness Apartment
Interlaken Marco Guest House
Interlaken Marco Guest House
3 out of 5
Aarmühlestrasse 16, Interlaken
The price is NT$1,928 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Central Interlaken, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Hoeheweg and Mystery Rooms. Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are also within 2 ...
2.3/5 (4 reviews)
Mobiliar
"Türdichtungen fehlen. Dadurch sehr viel Lärm. Bei einem Bett waren die Halterugendes Rostes kabutt.rest ok"

Reviewed on 2020/8/11

Interlaken Marco Guest House
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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Sep 24, 2019

Too many bus loads of tour groups.

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Aug 7, 2019

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

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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 .

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May 25, 2019

Beautiful dry small everything closes at 4:00

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May 10, 2019

Beautiful town! Wonderful people, just stunning!

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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