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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

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$6,025 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

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! (316 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
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen
The price is NT$2,707 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Situated in Lauterbrunnen, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Trummelbach Falls. Staubbach Falls and Mannlichen ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
Tout ce qu'il faut

"Hébergement type auberge de jeunesse propre, simple mais efficace et bien située. Bon rapport qualité/prix."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/26

Valley Hostel
Hotel Oberland
Hotel Oberland
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$3,357 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Trummelbach Falls. Staubbach Falls and Mannlichen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (143 reviews)
Great choice

"Perfect location, great breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff. The food at the hotel restaurant was the best we tried on our trip."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/23

Hotel Oberland
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.

Vacation Rentals in Lauterbrunnen

Hapimag Resort Interlaken
Hapimag Resort Interlaken
3.5 out of 5
Höheweg 95, Interlaken
The price is NT$6,055 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in Central Interlaken, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Interlaken Casino and Mystery Rooms. Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are also within 3 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (96 reviews)

"Very clean, every needs were met, excellent staff as well"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/9

Hapimag Resort Interlaken
Max Aviation Villa & Apartments
Max Aviation Villa & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Alleeweg 15, Bern, BE
The price is NT$2,422 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29

Located in Murifeld, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Paul Klee Museum and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Stade de Suisse. St. James Way and Trans Swiss Trail ...

4.3/5Excellent! (142 reviews)

"Close to the city and easy access to public transportation. If you are driving it comes with a free parking pass that allows you to park anywhere in the city that has a blue parking square"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/7

Max Aviation Villa & Apartments
Apartment JungfrauCenter Roteflue
Apartment JungfrauCenter Roteflue
5 out of 5
Untere Bönigstrasse 8, Interlaken

Located in Central Interlaken, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Interlaken Casino, Lake Brienz, and Mystery Rooms. Lake Thun is 2.5 mi ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great solution for families

"Large and nice apartment with all necessities. Very good location as well."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/7

Apartment JungfrauCenter Roteflue
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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Reviews of Lauterbrunnen

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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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