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Staubbach Falls
Vacation Travel Guide

Lauterbrunnen featuring farmland and a cascade

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

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$6,681 per night from May 1 to May 2
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! (323 reviews)
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"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
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$5,048 per night from May 2 to May 3
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! (294 reviews)
"Great stay! We will come again!"

Reviewed on 2020/7/11

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Regina Wengen
Hotel Regina Wengen
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 1, Wengen, BE
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Located in the mountains, this Wengen hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access and is within a 5-minute walk of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, Wengen-Mannlichen Cable ...
3.9/5Good! (49 reviews)
Okay, not great
"The hotel is okay, a bit dated. My room was small and extremely dark. And there was only 1 plug, which was already fully utilized for the lamp and TV, so I couldn't easily charge my phone. They did eventually send up someone with an extra floor lamp, but that blew a fuse within a few minutes of him ..."

Reviewed on 2020/3/10

Hotel Regina Wengen
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Best Lodging Options Near Staubbach Falls

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$6,681 per night from May 1 to May 2
Hotel Silberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$5,048 per night from May 2 to May 3
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Regina Wengen
Hotel Regina Wengen
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 1, Wengen, BE
Hotel Regina Wengen
Hotel Falken
Hotel Falken
3 out of 5
Gruebi, Wengen, BE
Hotel Falken
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen
Valley Hostel
Hotel Oberland
Hotel Oberland
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
Hotel Oberland
Hotel Belvedere
Hotel Belvedere
3 out of 5
Galliweidli, Wengen, BE
Hotel Belvedere
Racer's Retreat 3
Racer's Retreat 3
3.5 out of 5
Racer's Retreat, 3, Wengen, Canton of Bern
Racer's Retreat 3
Charming House
Charming House
3.5 out of 5
208 Luterbach, Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern
The price is NT$9,458 per night from May 2 to May 3
Charming House
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