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Staubbach Falls
Vacation Travel Guide

Take in the natural beauty of Switzerland’s third-highest waterfall from a distance in winter or hike closer during the warmer months to feel its misty spray.

Towering over the picturesque town of Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Highlands of the Swiss Alps, Staubbach Falls adds a sense of wonder to an already stunning landscape. Visible from many vantage points and easily reached, the falls are one of the most photographed features of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Enjoy the many different views of the Staubbach Falls that you will get when you make your way through the picture-perfect glacier-carved scenery of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. One such famous view is the traditional Swiss architecture and whitewashed church of Lauterbrunnen village in the foreground, with the mighty falls towering in the background.

Walk through the village and to the falls to hear its thunder and feel its spray. The falls tumble from a staggering height of 974 feet (297 meters), with much of the drop being freefall rather than flowing over rocks. Notice how this long freefall creates a fine mist and droplets which have inspired the “Staub,” which means dust, part of the waterfalls’ name.

Look for the sheep that graze happily in the fields at the base of the falls. The moisture from the falls provides plenty of lush grass for the animals to dine on. Walk to the small but interesting cemetery close to the base of the falls for a different perspective.

Put on your raincoat and walking shoes to follow the path to the upper section of the falls. Glance out over the valley and the thundering falls next to you as you make your way up. The rocks are constantly wet from the spray from the waterfall, so take care on the often slippery surface toward the top. Head to the end of the path to almost behind the falls for yet another good vantage point for pictures.

The Staubbach Falls are easily reached by foot from the center of Lauterbrunnen. There is a small car park nearby. Entry to the falls is free. Note that the path up to the falls is only open in warmer months due to safety concerns in icy conditions. Many accommodations in Lauterbrunnen also have great views of the falls, providing a great excuse to linger a while longer.

Top Hotels Close to Staubbach Falls

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$5,779 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains and within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, and Wengen-Mannlichen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (292 reviews)

"Great stay! We will come again!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/11

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1347, Wengen, Canton of Bern
The price is NT$9,554 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in the mountains, this Wengen hotel offering ski-in/ski-out access is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mannlichen Mountain and within 6 mi (10 km) of Jungfraujoch ...

4.4/5Excellent! (150 reviews)

"That it was steps from the train and that you don't have to take a gondola to get to this hotel, the food was excellent, it was a very positive experience"…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/7

Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,733 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

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! (320 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
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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Best Lodging Options Near Staubbach Falls

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$5,779 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1347, Wengen, Canton of Bern
The price is NT$9,554 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,733 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Oberland
Hotel Oberland
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$7,249 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Hotel Oberland
Sunstar Hotel Wengen
Sunstar Hotel Wengen
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1352a, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$5,733 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Sunstar Hotel Wengen
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen
Valley Hostel
Residence Brunner
Residence Brunner
3 out of 5
Lauterbrunnen,3823, Wengen, SWS
The price is NT$4,701 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Residence Brunner
Hotel Schönegg Wengen
Hotel Schönegg Wengen
3.5 out of 5
Auf der Burg 1401C, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$6,339 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Hotel Schönegg Wengen
Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$6,006 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
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.