LauterbrunnenSwitzerland

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.

Top Hotels in Lauterbrunnen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$6,007 per night

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! (306 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
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
4 out of 5
Aegerten 1, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$7,457 per night

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Schilthorn and Jungfraujoch are also within ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (166 reviews)

"An extraordinary experience. Greeted at the train with our luggage taken to our room, exceptional dining with the lovely Marie assisting in our dining choices (40 years of service), a nice town to walk around, trips to the Trümmelbach Falls and Schilthorn. Weather was perfect."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/17

Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Alpenruh
3 out of 5
Schilthornbahn AG, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$4,844 per night

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Schilthornbahn Cable Car and Allmendhubelbahn. Schilthorn is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Mürren ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (296 reviews)

"Very well located, wonderful views of the mountains. Breakfast was very good. Will return."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/18

Hotel Alpenruh

Popular places to visit in Lauterbrunnen

Trummelbach Falls
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Trummelbach Falls

4.5/5(97 reviews)

Venture inside a mountain to be captivated by the fascinating sights and sounds of 10 glacial waterfalls. See how the water has created unusual rock formations.

Schilthorn
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Schilthorn

4.5/5(48 reviews)

Travel to the top of this spectacular mountain to dine in its revolving restaurant, which once featured in a James Bond movie.

Lauberhorn
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Lauberhorn

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Lauberhorn, a lovely green space in Lauterbrunnen. Amble around the area's lakeside or seek out the ski slopes.

Allmendhubelbahn
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Allmendhubelbahn

Hit the slopes in Mürren with a visit to Allmendhubelbahn. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the mountain views in this quaint area.

Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen
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Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen

You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen in Lauterbrunnen. Amble around the area's lakeside or seek out the local tours.

Moench
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Moench

5/5(1 review)

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Moench, a lovely green space in Lauterbrunnen. Stroll along the lakeside or seek out the ski slopes.

Reviews of Lauterbrunnen

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4/5 - Good

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Sep 24, 2019

Too many bus loads of tour groups.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 7, 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

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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 .

4/5 - Good

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May 25, 2019

Beautiful dry small everything closes at 4:00

5/5 - Excellent

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May 10, 2019

Beautiful town! Wonderful people, just stunning!

4/5 - Good

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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